Baking · Christmas bakes · German bakes · Sweets & Treats

Husarenkrapfen

These traditional Christmas biscuits are known under quite a number of different names throughout Germany: ‘Husarenkrapfen’ ‘Fingerkolatschen’, ‘Engelsaugen’ and many other names. ‘Husarenkrapfen’ translates to ‘Hussar’s doughnut’ – I have no idea what the Hussars have to do with these biscuits, but ‘Krapfen’ is one of the German words for filled doughnuts. Yes, we have… Continue reading Husarenkrapfen

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Vanillekipferl

Vanillekipferl are another very popular Christmas biscuit in Germany. In my family it can’t be Christmas without them, so I make these delicious treats every year. They are a very short crumbly biscuit with a strong vanilla flavour, finished off with a generous dusting of icing sugar. This week has been kind of crazy, because… Continue reading Vanillekipferl

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Lebkuchen – Elisenlebkuchen

Lebkuchen are one of the most famous German Christmas biscuits – people all around the world know and love them. But what a lot of people don’t actually know, is that there are generally two kinds of Lebkuchen in Germany: there is Lebkuchen made with butter, flour and either honey or black treacle used to… Continue reading Lebkuchen – Elisenlebkuchen

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Vanilla & Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits

Rich chocolate ganache sandwiched between sweet and crumbly vanilla biscuits. This classic flavour combination will appeal to every biscuit lover! Apologies for the silence on my blog last Friday – the last week was absolutely insane! We were in Germany for a friend’s wedding and then came back to a few days that were supposed… Continue reading Vanilla & Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits