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Monday, August 16, 2010

German Recipes

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

I have decided to mix up my cooking routine and get in touch with my German heritage by  experimenting with German recipes. It can be a dessert, side dish or main course. I am looking forward to the variety and fun it will add to my kitchen. I hope to find some tasty recipes to pass on to my children and keep our German roots alive!
My first attempt was a success. I will most certainly be adding this one to the recipe vault! Quick, easy and delicious.

Bierochs (Krautburgers)


1 lb ground hamburger

1 large onion, chopped

1/4 to 1/2 of a cabbage, chopped

garlic salt and pepper to taste (I used a lot of pepper)

In a large pot (with a lid) cook all of the filling ingredients on medium heat until meat is browned. Bring heat to low and cover to let onions and cabbage get tender).


1 cup hot water

1 tbsp yeast (or one package)

2 tsp sugar

2 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)

2 tbsp oil (canola or olive)

1 tsp salt

combine 1 cup hot water with 1 tbsp (or 1 package) yeast and 2 tsp sugar. Let sit for about three minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt and 2 tbsp oil. Mix well. Cover with a towel and let sit for 10 minutes.

Separate in 7 to 8 balls and squish flat. Fill dough with meat mixture and pinch edges. Place filled dough pouches on greased cookie tray. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Guten Appetit!