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German Bread Recipes

Looking for German bread recipes? Find delicious German bread recipes including kielbasa, strudels, and more German appetizers.

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Caraway blends beautifully with celery seed, nutmeg and sage in this tender yeast bread from DeEtta Rasmussen, a field editor in Fort Madison, Iowa. It's bound to become a favorite!
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Reuben Loaf

Reuben Loaf

Reuben Loaf

When I make this bread, I almost always have to bake two loaves so that everyone gets a taste! It's especially good in the winter. In fact, last year when we went to a Christmas buffet at my husband's aunt's house—with a hearty soup as the main course—I took a Reuben Loaf along. It looks so pretty sliced and arranged on a platter, too. My husband and I are crop farmers with three young children. Cooking—especially baking—is one of the ways I relax, and I al

Pumpernickel Muffins

Pumpernickel Muffins

Pumpernickel Muffins

These dense muffins are a perfect accompaniment to a hearty entree. The rye flour gives the texture some and the dried cherries add to the flavor.

Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

Breadstick Braids

These tender, flavorful bread sticks are not only pretty; they taste every bit like they were made from scratch. It’s a very nice use of a frozen dough product and of course, very convenient.
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Caraway Beer Bread

Caraway Beer Bread

Caraway Beer Bread

This moist and tender loaf boasts a mild beer and caraway flavor that can hold its own with hearty soups and chili. But surprise! “It’s also yummy spread with ham salad or cream cheese and assorted jams,” promises Janet Newmyer of Wilber, Nebraska.

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Mary Falk's grandmother made date stollen every Christmas. Over the years, the Cambridge, Wisconsin cook replaced her grandmother's date filling with nuts. You can also top off this sweet yeast bread with either a vanilla glaze, drizzle or frosting to suit your family's taste.

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations flock to the "Kuchen Room" for this coffee cake.

Three-Flour Braid

Three-Flour Braid

Three-Flour Braid

Beautiful sliced or whole, this very pretty multicolored bread from Audrey Benson of Flagler, Colorado freezes well so you can enjoy it anytime of year. And the flavor? Great!

Stollen Loaves

Stollen Loaves

Stollen Loaves

The recipe for these fresh-baked fruit-dotted loaves comes from my grandmother. They fill our house with a heavenly aroma that is such a part of the season.—Tom Guenther, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Golden Caraway Rye Bread

Golden Caraway Rye Bread

Golden Caraway Rye Bread

"Feed the entire group with the four golden loaves this recipe produces. The bread’s wonderful mild flavor and tender texture make it outstanding," says Denise Elder, Hanover, Ontario.

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

IT WAS probably 45 years ago when the thrashers came to dinner at our house and Mother served this bread. Today, every time I bake it, I get nostalgic for those days. My parents were emigrants from Czechoslovakia and couldn't speak English very well. The thrashers hardly talked anyway - they were too busy enjoying Mother's delicious food! -Millie Feather, Baroda, Michigan
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