The first of December marks the start of the All Tastes German Recipe Advent Calendar tradition, bringing you a delicious recipe every day from the 1st to the 24th of December. To kick things off, let's start with a classic German recipe – homemade marzipan.
Check back daily to get surprised with a new, exclusive German recipe each day. From sweet treats to savory delights, you'll be sure to find something to satisfy your holiday cravings!
- Day 1: Homemade Marzipan Paste
- Day 2: Home Apple Cinnamon Liqueur
- Day 3: Bethmännchen
- Day 4: Rumkugeln
- Day 5: Christmas Market Mushroom Skillet
- Day 6: Lebkuchen Sheetcake Gingerbread Squares
- Day 7: Traditional German Spritz Cookies
- Day 8: Obatzda Deviled Eggs
- Day 9: Engelsaugen - German Thumbprint Cookies
- Day 10: Mulled Beer German Glühbier
- Day 11: Glühwein Grütze (Mulled Wine Berry Dessert)
- Day 12: Potato Dumplings - The Perfect Christmas Dinner Side Dish
- Day 13: "Heiße Oma" German Eggnog
- Day 14: Traditional German Red Cabbage
- Day 15: Quick & Easy Sour Cream Rolls
- Day 16: Nut Stollen
- Day 17: Flammkuchen Puff Pastry Pinwheels
- Day 18: Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles
- Day 19: Zimtsterne - Cinnamon Stars
- Day 21: Terrassenplätzchen - Jam Butter Cookies
Day 1: Homemade Marzipan Paste
To kick things off, let's start with a classic German recipe – homemade marzipan paste.
Marzipan is a key ingredient in many delicious German recipes, such as Marzipanstollen, Marzipankartoffeln, Bethmännchen and other delectable desserts. So, get your ingredients ready, and let's get baking!
Day 2: Home Apple Cinnamon Liqueur
Why settle for store-bought liqueur when you can make your own mouth-watering, homemade apple cinnamon liqueur? Whether you are looking for a special treat for yourself or a unique gift to share with loved ones this holiday season, homemade apple cinnamon liqueur is sure to delight. Explore the possibilities of creating your own delicious liqueur and discover the perfect way to show your appreciation to those around you.
Day 3: Bethmännchen
A Frankfurt marzipan specialty.
Day 4: Rumkugeln
German rum balls, or "Rumkugeln," as they are called in Germany, are a unique and delicious chocolate truffle that is so worth adding to your holiday treat repertoire.
Day 5: Christmas Market Mushroom Skillet
Fried mushrooms with a delicious creamy garlic sauce is one of the staple foods that you can find at German Christmas markets or fairs. They are not only incredible yummy to eat but it is also an amazing experience to watch the cooks making this dish in huge cast iron pans.
Day 6: Lebkuchen Sheetcake Gingerbread Squares
If you love Lebkuchen but are not in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this super-fast and extremely delicious Lebkuchen sheet cake (German gingerbread Squares) recipe will be perfect to make.
Day 7: Traditional German Spritz Cookies
Traditional German Spritz cookies are a delicious treat that will melt in your mouth.
Not only are they simple to make, but this basic recipe can easily be adapted for dozens of variations to suit your taste. So, preheat your oven, grab your ingredients, and get ready to treat your family to a delicious classic!
Day 8: Obatzda Deviled Eggs
I promised you some savory Christmas Appetizer Ideas!
Even though most of us enjoy our sweet Christmas treats, we all need a break from time to time and must plan our Christmas menus. These Obatzda deviled eggs make an excellent appetizer. This is a true classic with a German WOW factor.
Day 9: Engelsaugen - German Thumbprint Cookies
These delectable German thumbprint cookies are the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a buttery, crumbly texture that will have everyone asking for more. Enjoy the traditional taste of German holiday baking with these delightful treats, perfect for any occasion!
Day 10: Mulled Beer German Glühbier
Mulled beer, also known as glühbier, is the perfect winter drink for beer lovers. Enjoy the warmth of this traditional German drink, made with your favorite beer, spices and sugar. Its unique blend of flavors is a perfect way to ward off the cold winter chill. So grab a mug, sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious mulled beer this winter season.
Day 11: Glühwein Grütze (Mulled Wine Berry Dessert)
This flavorful, indulgent dessert is the perfect way to end a festive holiday dinner. With its rich, flavorful combination of berries, spices, and wine, this dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
Day 12: Potato Dumplings - The Perfect Christmas Dinner Side Dish
When it comes to planning the perfect Christmas dinner, there's no doubt that potato dumplings should be on your list! Whether you're looking for a classic side dish to complement a traditional roast or something a little more adventurous, potato dumplings are sure to add a tasty addition to your feast.
Day 13: "Heiße Oma" German Eggnog
It's that time of year again - the time for holiday traditions and festive treats! One of the most beloved German Christmas drinks is Heisse Oma, or "Hot Grandma". This eggnog-style drink has been a classic of German Christmas markets for centuries, and is often also referred to as "Schneewittchen" - the German name for Snow White.
But it's not just at Christmas markets where you can find this festive beverage - if you've ever gone skiing in Germany or Austria, you've probably come across it as a popular drink at ski lodges and resorts, where it's often called Loipenmilch. So if you're looking to add a bit of Christmas cheer to your winter season, you can't go wrong with this delicious German eggnog!
Day 14: Traditional German Red Cabbage
If you're looking for something traditional and delicious, look no further than red cabbage. Not only is it an excellent accompaniment to a classic Christmas dinner, but its vibrant red colour and delicious flavour will add an extra layer of deliciousness to your festive feast.
Day 15: Quick & Easy Sour Cream Rolls
Are you looking for a delicious recipe for homemade rolls that are ready to eat in just 1 hour? Then you should try this German Sour Cream Rolls recipe. These rolls have the perfect combination of a crispy crust and a soft and moist texture. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can have a delicious batch of German Sour Cream Rolls ready to enjoy in no time.
Day 16: Nut Stollen
If you love the flavor of traditional Christmas desserts, then you'll definitely want to try my favorite recipe for nut stollen. This delicious German cake is moist and tender and filled with a variety of nuts and Christmas spices. Whether you enjoy it as part of a special holiday feast or as a lovely snack, you'll find that nut stollen is an irresistible treat.
Day 17: Flammkuchen Puff Pastry Pinwheels
These tasty Flammkuchen inspired pinwheels are a great appetizer for your Christmas dinner. They’re quick and easy to make, so you won’t be spending hours in the kitchen and can enjoy the holiday celebrations.
Day 18: Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles
Homemade chocolates are always a special treat. This truffle recipe incorporates the distinct spice mixture of gingerbread and makes the perfect festive treat for the Christmas holidays.