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Quick and Easy German Food Ideas

11 Sep 2015

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So your Saint Patrick’s Day party was a huge success, and now you’re ready to tackle a whole new level of celebration with Oktoberfest. This mighty German festival is on the horizon, so now is the time to start planning! From entrée through to dessert, we’ve found some super simple recipes that’ll transport your guests straight to Munich. Grab your steins and get ready for some delectable dishes that may just be a new household favourite.

 

Entrées

You can’t have a great dinner party without a taste of what’s to come! Set the Oktoberfest mood with these delectable soups that are perfect starters for your celebration.

 

Deutsche Pilzsuppe (German Mushroom Soup)

If you love mushrooms, you will love this dish. All you’ll need is a spare 25 minutes, some mushrooms, butter, salt, flour and water. This recipe is amazingly simple, so if you’re hosting a party for plenty, this is a great go-to entrée that will feed many!

 

Hearty Lentil Soup

Not a fan of fungi? A hearty lentil soup will do the trick. This zesty, veggie-packed soup is delicious, filling and easy to make. You’ll need an hour for this one to cook, meaning this dish is a great one for multitasking. Be sure to add some cheddar cheese for a sharp element to the broth, as well as some pumpernickel bread to mop it all up!

 

Mains

German cuisine is all about the meat – whether it’s sausage, schnitzel or layering meats upon meats, Germans sure know how to get it right! Check out these mouth-watering recipes to impress your family and friends.

Beef Rouladen

Best served with potato dumplings and red cabbage, beef rouladen is easily one of the most popular and favourite traditional German dishes. Depending on how large you make each rouladen, one may be enough per person, but it’s safest to serve up two. Better yet, place extras on a plate or serving dish and let second serves be within arm’s reach! This recipe calls for a little more time in the kitchen (around 1.5 hours cook time) so you may want to get this one on early, so you can spend more time with your guests.

 

Hot German Potatoes and Knockwurst

You can’t host an Oktoberfest party without some knockwurst or bratwurst! When it comes to German cuisine, it’s all about hearty meals that are full of vegetables and big chunks of flavourful meat. This potatoes and knockwurst recipe is no exception, and with just 30 minutes required from prep to plate, you’ll love how easy it is to make.

 

Dessert

You’ve been slaving away all day making amazing German cuisine, and now it’s the best part: dessert! Have a look at these great recipes that will have your guests begging for more.

 

German Chocolate Surprise Cake

Love upside-down cake? Give it a German twist by whipping up this amazing chocolate surprise cake. No frosting is necessary – just some baked coconut and nut topping – so it’s ready to serve straight from the oven! Taking just over 1 hour to bake, you can have this in the oven while you’re all enjoying the main course.

 

German Drop Cookies

If you’re looking for a super-quick dessert you can create without the need for fancy appliances, try these amazing German drop cookies. No mixer is required, just some good old-fashioned elbow grease. Loaded with nuts and sprinkled with powder sugar, these cookies almost melt in your mouth!

 

At the end of all the celebrations, don’t forget to place those dishes into the dishwasher and let Finish Quantum Max do the rest.