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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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"When it comes to seasonal sweets, this easy Christmas stollen is a recipe I know I can count on," notes field editor Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "The recipe is made with baking powder instead of yeast, so requires no rising."
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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. —Stephanie Schentzel, Northville, South Dakota

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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

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

Rye Rolls

Rye Rolls

Rye Rolls

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

Rye Biscuits

Rye Biscuits

Rye Biscuits

With a yield of only four biscuits, this recipe from our Test Kitchen delivers fresh-baked goods without a lot of leftovers. The moist and flavorful bites come together in a mere 15 minutes.

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

Caraway Seed Rye Bread

My parents were emigrants from Czechoslovakia and my Mother would bake this bread when guests came over for dinner. Today, every time I bake it, I get nostalgic for those days. —Millie Feather, Baroda, Michigan

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."
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