German Bread Recipes

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Plum Streusel Kuchen

This recipe is actually called ”platz” in German, meaning ”flat,” and has been in my family since before I was born. The fresh fruits of summer make it a favorite, and it’s simply wonderful warm out of the oven.
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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

Strudel Sticks

Strudel Sticks

Strudel Sticks

"I like to prepare these pretty fruit- and coconut-filled pastries ahead and freeze them until needed," relates Louise Holmes of Winchester, Tennessee.

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.
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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.

Quicker Stollen

Quicker Stollen

Quicker Stollen

This fast version of this holiday classic is made extra speedy by the use of hot roll mix. It eliminates waiting for the dough to rise and the final resting time.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

Fruit 'n' Nut Stollen

"Making this stollen has become a tradition for our family," writes Rebekah Radewahn of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. "Our family, friends and neighbors look forward to it every Christmas. We like it because it does not contain the usual candied fruits and citron called for in other stollens."

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

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

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.

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.

Caraway Rolls

Caraway Rolls

Caraway Rolls

Filled with caraway, these rolls are a nice addition to your meal, say Ruth Hastings of Louisville, Illinois.
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