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German Bread Recipes

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

Sweet Onion Bread Squares

Sweet Onion Bread Squares

Sweet Onion Bread Squares

Whether you're looking for a savory appetizer or unique accompaniment to soup, this speedy specialty is sure to please. Helen Lamison of Carnegie, Pennsylvania tops packaged bread dough with ham and onions, then bakes it until golden.

Almond-Filled Stollen

Almond-Filled Stollen

Almond-Filled Stollen

I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to spend Christmas with our daughter’s family, I carried my stollen on the plane!—Rachel Seel, Abbotsford, British Columbia

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.
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Gugelhopf

Gugelhopf

Gugelhopf

You'll bring a taste of the Old World to your holiday table when you serve this time-honored German pastry. It's sure to please everyone...even those who don't care for fruitcake. If you like, substitute dried cherries or raisins for the other dried fruits.—Karen Deaver, Babylon Village, New York

Coffee-Klatch Kolaches

Coffee-Klatch Kolaches

Coffee-Klatch Kolaches

These crowd-pleasing Czech pastries are the perfect partner for a cup of joe. They’re easy to make with canned cherry pie filling, but the homemade prune filling is a delicious option, too. —Carol Houdek, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made with or without the raisins or walnuts, and can also be turned into buns or rolls.—Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Hills, 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."

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

Pumpernickel Bread

Pumpernickel Bread

Pumpernickel Bread

This recipe is adapted for the bread machine so it is simple and quick to make.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Grandma's Stollen

Grandma's Stollen

Grandma's Stollen

When I was a child, my grandmother always prepared stollen at Christmas and Easter. This recipe makes four loaves, which are great to share with family and friends.—Kathy Green, Layton, New Jersey

Plum-Topped Chocolate Kuchen

Plum-Topped Chocolate Kuchen

Plum-Topped Chocolate Kuchen

Plums star in this rich cake. Four to five medium plums will yield 2 cups sliced. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
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