Monday, September 8, 2014

German Meal

Growing up my Dad used to visit Germany for work a lot. I remember my Dad had learnt a baked potato casserole from a friend in whose house he had spent the weekend. He would make it at home in our little oven. We also had a lot of visitors from Germany in our house invited over for dinner. In fact, a bar of Kinder and Staedtler brand products make me nostalgic even today.


A mushroom and creme topped pizza like bread called Flammkutchen was the basis around which I built the meal. Flamkutchen were supposed to have been used to test the temperatures of the oven before the precious breads were baked. We could have had it for a meal by itself. Spaetzle dumpling is made in Germany as well as Austria. My initial plan was to make it for my Austrian noodle and dumpling meal. But it was just too much food so I shelved the idea. So I made it a point to include it when I planned this menu. The apple and potato casserole or auflauf as it is called in German added a lovely flavor. Eis und Heiss or cold and hot is a simple fruit based dessert. Red berries like raspberry and strawberry are cooked in their own juice and combined with cold ice cream. It is a real treat on a hot day.


I did not use any new ingredients for this meal. However, I had never used creme as a topping for any kind of flat bread before. I was not happy with the picture background but let it go as I did not want to cook the whole meal again.

As they say in Germany, Guten Appetit!

Here are the recipes for the dishes on the menu
And for dessert


This is my entry for the letter G for BM #44 for the theme Around the world in 30 Days. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#44.





14 comments:

  1. Very delicious meal Varada, I am getting to know so many things and different dishes from your post!

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  2. Yet another spread with wonderful recipes..Kudos to you!

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  3. The background is a bit distracting but it does give a holiday feel to the photo. Those white flowers look like stars and look like snow flakes giving a winter look and the mood of a holiday meal. Nice spread of German food.

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  4. The complete meal is awesome. .I went through all the recipes and totally enjoyed the cuisine. Kudos for all the effort taken.

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  5. Awesome meal, Varada. My dad used to visit Germany as well when he was working and he used to regale us with lots of stories and his experiences as the only vegetarian in town!!

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  6. Fabulous meal with lovely catchy dishes, flammkeuchen is our favourite though i make it rarely, thats a wonderful spread there.

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  7. A lovely spread there Varada. Everything looks colorful and yummy.

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  8. Awesome German meal. I'm jumping on to your dishes links to check them out.

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  9. wow am awestruck with your meal platter :) looks fantastic dear , thats an lots of effort to put a complete meal :) wonderful spread there !!

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  10. Looks so good Varadha.We can see how much efforts you are putting into each meal fro this BM! And now I am off to check the recipes :)

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  11. Wonderful spread every thing looks so delicious.

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  12. you continue to impress me with all your complete meals

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  13. Lovely spread varada, i m so attracted to that hot and cold dessert and that sauce makes it more tempting!!! :)

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  14. Awesome meal Varada. I am sure the girls will love it.

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