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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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I found this recipe in an old community cookbook I received as a gift for my wedding in 1965! It is one of my favorite recipes and make it often for guests.—Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Old-Fashioned Stollen

Old-Fashioned Stollen

Old-Fashioned Stollen

Stollen is a traditional German Christmas yeast bread. The fruit-filled loaf topped with a confectioners' sugar icing and candied cherries has a shape resembling a giant Parker House roll.— Linda Hinners, Brookfield, Wisconsin

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.

Herb Potato Rolls

Herb Potato Rolls

Herb Potato Rolls

My grandma always made these rolls. She herself enjoyed them as a child in Germany. I practiced for years before I finally perfected the recipe! —Lonna Smith, Woodruff, Wisconsin
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Austrian Apple Twists

Austrian Apple Twists

Austrian Apple Twists

This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions because everyone enjoys them.

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!

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

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.

Grandma's Zwieback Rolls

Grandma's Zwieback Rolls

Grandma's Zwieback Rolls

When Mother baked zweiback rolls—which means "twice baked"—she'd guard them, lest they disappear quickly! She would bake them on Sundays when friends came by for "fsapa" a meal of cold meat, cheese, jelly and coffee.

Apple Cream Cheese Kuchen

Apple Cream Cheese Kuchen

Apple Cream Cheese Kuchen

This is a very old recipe that my mother made often, when I was a child in Germany. It was our Sunday dessert. You can also use other fruit as a topping, such as plums, fresh peaches or apricots.

Caraway Yeast Bread

Caraway Yeast Bread

Caraway Yeast Bread

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!

Reuben Bread Loaf

Reuben Bread Loaf

Reuben Bread Loaf

I love serving this special bread loaf because it has the taste of a Reuben!—Armetta Keeney, Carlisle, Iowa
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