Bavarian Cuisine


Roast Duck Recipe for the Oven with Step by Step Photos and Cooking Videos

Today I show you my Duck recipe for the Oven. The duck roast in the oven comes today in Bavarian variant on the table.

Beside red cabbage, pretzel dumplings and glazed carrots there are ideas for crispy duck and for sauce preparation.

Many step-by-step photos and videos accompany you as you cook.

Have fun reading and cooking yourself!

Reibekuchen als Beilage angerichtet.

Potato Pancake Recipe for the simple Kitchen

Mhhh, today my Potato Pancake recipe comes into your kitchen. Grandma’s potato buffers are even available in a vegan version and that’s a reason to read on…

You can prepare your buffers with raw potatoes or with cooked ones. By the way, the buffer of boiled potatoes would then be a Berner Roesti. 

Stick with it now: there’s a simple recipe for you … no matter whether you want to serve the buffers with oat flakes and egg, without oat flakes and egg, with or without onion, as a side dish or as a classic with apple sauce.

I will answer your cooking question at the end of the page using the comment function. Until then I wish you a lot of fun reading and good luck! 

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Potato Fritter Recipe for German Reibekuchen with Step by Step Photos

I’ll show you my Potato Fritter recipe for German Reibekuchen today. Many of us know potato fritter as a side dish or as a fasting dish with apple compote.

The potato pancakes have a lot of names in Germany: Erdäpfelpuffer, Reiberdatschi, Reibeplätzchen, Kartoffelpfannkuchen und Kartoffelplätzchen are common. I only found Potato pancakes and Crispy potato grater cakes as names in english. Its funny for me, “cake” in Germany is always sweet… Please write me about the comment function if you know a better designation.

You will find the most important questions answered below, plus many ideas for your own variations and step-by-step photos. 

You can send me your cooking question via the comment function. Have fun reading and good luck! 

Freshly prepared spaetzle as a side dish.

Spaetzle Recipe for Original German Noodles named Spätzle

Today I’ll show you my Spaetzle recipe. We want to have a closer look at the popular side dish and then prepare it ourselves.

We also know Spätzle by the names Spaetzla, Spatzen and Spaetzli. It is a Swabian or Alemannic pasta in elongated form. The related knöpfle are rather round in shape and at home in the region of Baden-Württemberg and in Bavarian Swabia.

In Austria this pasta is called Nockerl.

Spaetzle, Knoepfle and Nockerl are egg pasta from fresh egg with an irregular form. The surface of this noodle is rough and porous, it absorbs sauces well.

How to cook Spaetzle: The whipped, tough dough is scraped in the traditional production over a Spätzle board (wooden board) directly into the boiling salt water.

Depending on the consistency of the dough, the spaetzle slicer produces short buttons or elongated spaetzle. The recipe presented here is a Bavarian-Austrian joint production and brings you delicious Spaetzle on your plate.

Wish you good luck and a good appetite!

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Roulade Recipe – Preparing Beef Roulades

Here you can discover my Rouladen recipe. The beef roulades are a popular stew from Germany.

We know braised roulades with bacon, mustard and cucumber as typical home cooking. The dish is perfect for a family dinner on Sunday or when friends come to visit.

Popular side dishes for the roulade are mashed potatoes, jacket potatoes with herbs, glazed vegetables, Brussels sprouts and red cabbage

Below you will find a step by step guide to roulade stewing with many photos to cook yourself.

I wish you success, questions I answer over the comment function at the end of the page. 

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Prepare chilled, cold Cucumber Soup Recipe with Salmon Tartare or Avocado Tartare

Today I show you my recipe Cold Cucumber Soup. Especially on hot days this soup is a great appetizer. It goes well with BBQ and generally as the first course in a summer menu.

I know the “most delicious cucumber soup” with salmon tartare in the variant presented here from my apprenticeship at Alfons Schuhbeck. At that time we used a red wine vinegar. Today I like to use raspberry vinegar or lemon juice.

You can simply recook the soup yourself. Here are my instructions and all the tips. Wish you good luck!

Cheese spaetzle recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Cheese Spaetzle Recipe – Cheese Noodles Recipe from Germany original named Spätzle

Today I’ll show you my Cheese Spaetzle Recipe. Put a delicious Allgäu speciality on your plate and enjoy great cheese noodles with spicy cheese.

The recipe presented here is very fast and based on the idea to use either Spätzle from the day before or finished Spätzle.

You need about 15 minutes to prepare it, then your oven takes over.

The cheese noodles are a popular fasting dish, I like to use a strong mountain cheese or a mature Emmentaler for the gratinated noodles.

I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

Recipe dumplings, roasted dumplings © Food photographer Thomas Sixt

Fried Dumplings with Apple, Sauerkraut and Horseradish Recipe for Bavarian Knödelgröstl

In this article I will show you my Recipe for Fried Dumplings – Bavarian Knödelgröstl. For roasted dumplings you should use bread dumplings or napkin dumplings from the previous day.

Roasted dumplings are a popular leftover food in Bavaria and Austria. Instead of the typical and well-known preparation with egg I show you today a variation with sauerkraut and apple.

I wish you good luck and a good appetite!

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Venison Roast Recipe with Cooking Video, quick Preparation and Searing Venison Roast like a Cooking Professional

In this post I will show you my professional chef  Venison Roast recipe. The venison roast is a popular stew dish and fits into the cold season. 

You can prepare the roast well, therefore the recipe is suitable for the guest kitchen and for holidays and holidays such as Christmas. 

In this article I will answer the most important questions about traditional preparation. If you have some time, please watch the video, you can watch me cooking deer roast directly over my shoulder. Good luck and a good appetite!

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Baked Apple Recipe

I’ll show you my recipe for Baked Apples today. Advent, Advent and Santa Claus, the Christ Child is coming soon! Do you also remember the wonderful aroma of the apples that smiled at you from Oma´s Backofen? Cinnamon, marzipan, roasted nuts …. mhhh fantastic …

This article deals with the popular baked apple, which conjures up a fragrant aroma and lots of beautiful memories in our kitchen during the winter season.

Here is the first tip right at the beginning! Which apple variety is best for the baked apple? Use a Gloster, a Boskop or a Berlepsch. You can also achieve a good result with Jonagold and Cox Orange.

Since there are already enough baked apple recipes, I offer you a summary on the subject of baked apples and a recipe from my kitchen with the appropriate suggestions to modify. After all, you don’t cook according to a recipe but according to inspiration and feeling! You want it to go fast? Here you can go to the baked apple step by step instructions with photos or directly to the baked apple recipe…

baked carp with potato salad. the bavarian classic in the christmas kitchen as christmas carp

Prepare Christmas Carp, Bread Carp – Fish in Baking Dough

Get Ready for the Christmas Carp recipe. Do you know the Christmas calendar? I don’t mean the tapestry with chocolate filling. It’s about the dates around Christmas until New Year’s Eve. So it’s the time of classic madness. Hehe, of course these days are also super beautiful. You and I finally have plenty of time for the family. But what is this time filled with?

Of course with a lot of hearty food with red cabbage – here it goes to the grandiose recipe red cabbage from me – and meat. The whole poultry is great, but after the 2nd goose and the duck and the turkey our stomach wants to feel something different.

I have developed a great alternative for you: The Christmas carp breaded prepared or the carp in the batter! This is a real change on your plate. The best thing about it is that the fresh water fish is available fresh everywhere. Are you ready? Then I’ll introduce you to the successful carp preparation, step by step. If you already know your way around quite well, you can also go straight to the carp recipe here – fish in baking dough…

Pork tenderloin served with horseradish sauce and vegetables

Simple Pork Fillet Recipe – Pork Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Today I’ll show you my recipe Pork Fillet with Horseradish Sauce. On average, around 60 kilograms of meat and meat products of all kinds are consumed per capita in Germany every year. About two thirds of this is pork.

The most popular meat of Germany, the pork, here in the fine variant as Schweinefilet or Schweinelendchen can be prepared simply and fast.

If you buy your meat from the butcher and perhaps even take the good organic meat, the meat is also beautifully tender and leaves little water. You will find the perfect preparation in the recipe

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Roast Veal – Knuckle of Veal

Today I present you my recipe for Veal Shank as roast veal. After all, the veal knuckle is the ideal roast veal for the guest kitchen and is great on the table.

The knuckle of veal can be easily prepared, it is absolutely sure to succeed and the luxury class knuckle when the boss comes over for dinner.

A French star chef once called the veal shank the “Bentley on the table”…  The pork knuckle cannot compete with the veal knuckle in terms of taste.

The veal knuckle is strong in taste and yet fine. Now let yourself be inspired to braise the veal knuckle. Have fun and good luck!

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Roast Veal – Stuffed Veal Breast

Here’s my recipe for Stuffed Veal Breast. This roast veal is a popular Sunday meal in Bavaria. We fill the veal breast in Bavaria with a bread dumpling mass. The good thing about it is that the side dish is prepared at the same time as the meat.

The stuffed veal breast needs some preparation – let the butcher or butcher “deliver” the veal breast with the bag cut in!

Then go to the kitchen, look at the step by step photos and conjure up a fine dish for your loved ones… I wish you good luck!

Duck Breast on Lamb’s Lettuce as Starter, Recipe with Video and Professional Instructions

With the recipe Duck Breast on Lamb’s Lettuce I show you in this contribution the preparation of a light and healthy starter.

The wonderful recipe is easy and quick to prepare.

Although the preparation is not at all complex, the dish offers an impressive appearance in the optics and in the taste. 

The salad is given some extra ingredients to make it exciting. Roasted vegetables and caramelized blueberries are a great addition to the dish. The video duck breast on lamb’s lettuce prepare everything step by step and accompany you in cooking yourself.

Good luck! In the article you will find further information, tips and tricks.

Backhenderl mit Beilagen alias original bayerische Chicken Nuggets.

Backhendl (Fried Chicken), Original Chicken Nuggets :-) made by yourself 

Today I will show you my original Backhendl Backhendl – Fried Chicken recipe. Before a short story:

Dear reader, I will simply allow myself a joke today. Actually, I’m a little desperate. I have prepared a wonderful recipe for Backhendl, it tastes excellent and my guests love this dish.

Before I write a recipe, I make up my mind what people are looking for on the Internet. Desperately I have entered every term that has to do with baking chicken: Baked chicken, baked chicken, breaded chicken, Viennese baked chicken… and? It’s a drama! Mankind is looking for the real breaded chicken just 50-500 times a month in the German-speaking world.

Compared to chicken nuggets, here we have 12,000 searches per month…that’s the culinary downfall.

My call: Please cook the recipe at the bottom of the page, a fried chicken simply tastes much better than pressed poor chicken, share this recipe with your friends, thank you!

German Roast Beef Steak with Onion Gravy and spaetzle named Zwiebelrostbraten

Roast Beef German Style – Fried Beef with Onions in Gravy named “Zwiebelrostbraten”

Today I’ll show you my chef’s German Roast Beef – Fried Beef with Onions in Gravy named “Zwiebelrostbraten”. The Steak with Onions and Gravy is a classic dish of the South German and Austrian cuisine.

The roast beef is best served with an onion sauce. Cover the roasted meat with freshly fried onions.

In Germany, in the Swabian area around Stuttgart, Spätzel are common as a side dish. In Bavaria and Austria there are rather fried potatoes or parsley potatoes, rarely 🙁 ribbon noodles.

In this article I will show you my variation of onion roast and give you many tips on how to prepare it at home.


Obazda or Obatzter, also named as Obatzda – Bavarian Cheese Spread and German Beer Cheese

Today I show you my recipe Obazda. The Bavarian cheese preparation Obatzter also appears in the spelling Obatzda or Obazda.

The “Angebatzter, Angedrückter, Vermischter” cheese has a long tradition in Bavaria. In Franconia the spicy cheese is called “Gerupfter” or “Angemachter”, in Switzerland “Gmanschter”.

A bit of history about the famous cheese: According to various sources, the landlady Katharina Eisenreich served the obazden for the first time in the Weihenstephaner Bräustüberl in Freising in the 1920s.

Many tourists know Obazda from the Oktoberfest. In the article I show the preparation of Bavarian Obazda according to my family recipe. 

The Obazda goes well with a good snack. Other delicious vegetarian spreads, such as herb quark, Liptauer, potato cheese and vegan lard also bring variety to your evening meal.

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Meatballs from Bavaria – Fleischpflanzerl Recipe with Cooking-Wiki and Step by Step Instruction

Today I present my Fleischpflanzerl Bavarian Meatballs Recipe from Bavaria to you. This is a meatballs recipe with Koch-Wiki, a detailed article with lots of information and tips and a bit of dialect.

Few would immediately admit that meatballs with potato salad are a favorite dish. This is due to the lack of a glamour image. Too often the wonderful preparation is banally and lovelessly outside the Bavarian empire.

Close relatives are koettbullar which are Swedish meatballs,  minced loafs (Austrian) and French boulettes.

Please see all this with a smile, with me the Bavarian pride is going through …. The meatballs on the picture are especially popular and loved by my guests. It is not uncommon that my meatballs are directly “stolen” from the pan.

I wish you a lot of fun while tasting and trying out. Please share this article with your friends, thank you!

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Goose Roast Recipe with great Tutorial, Videos and Side Ideas, all Tips of the Professional Kitchen in One Article

My recipe Goose Roast I present to you in this contribution. I have prepared this summary for you so that the roast goose comes perfectly with fine side dishes on the table.

I show you in nine videos: Buy goose, fill, fry, trigger… serve crispy, prepare goose sauce, dumplings and red cabbage.

Today we are going step by step to success and we have the kitchen timing in mind for a stress-free cooking experience.

So if you want to prepare Martin’s goose or Christmas goose perfectly, you’ll find the right instructions here.

Good luck! Please share this article on Facebook, thank you! 

bavarian knuckle also in the spelling Schweinehaxe, world-famous from Bavaria and a variant of roast pork.

Prepare crispy Knuckle of Pork, the Recipe for Knuckle of Pork, Leg of Pork and Wagtail

Today I’ll show you my recipe for Knuckle of Pork. The knuckle of pork is regionally known under different names:  The Franks call them Knöchla or Adlerhaxe, in Switzerland the knuckle is called Gnagi or Wädli.

Depending on the region, the knuckles of pork are prepared in different ways. In Northern Germany and Poland, most knuckle of pork is salted, in Southern Germany it is not salted but roasted or cooked crispy.

In this article with recipe you will get a good overview of how to prepare your own shank. Inspire your guests and your loved ones with a crispy knuckle of pork. Good luck! 

pork roast quickly prepare in the pot or in the pan recipe picture by food photographer ©thomas sixt german bavarian chef and food photographer

Prepare Roast Pork in a Pot, so the Roast succeeds quickly and easily

My recipe Pork Roast in the Pot shows a quick roast preparation. You can look over my shoulder while cooking because I have added a Headcam Cooking video.

As a cook, you sometimes face bigger challenges. If a bus registers at short notice and another 40 guests storm into the inn then you have to think of something. Such a situation requires a creative and flexible approach and a good idea.

The recipe comes from my first cookbook: Der Minutenkoch schmeckt.schneller. and brings a roast pork on the table in a short time. I wish you every success!

recipe for roast pork bavarian style roast pork meat from the pork belly while cutting open ©thomas sixt bavarain chef and food artist

Bavarian Roast Pork with Beer Sauce served with Sauerkraut and Dumplings

In this article I will show you my recipe for Bavarian Roast Pork. The roast pork is a wonderful Sunday roast, ideal for the guest kitchen and when the family comes to visit.

Learn how to prepare a traditional, original roast pork from Bavaria at home. The crusty roast is served with the classic side dishes bread dumplings, potato dumplings and sauerkraut.

I’ve added some cooking videos, so the Bavarian cooking experience is guaranteed to succeed! Let’s put the roast pork in the oven together! Good luck!

traditional roast pork with crust

Recipes for Roast Pork and Classic Roast Pork with Red Wine Sauce and Plums

Here comes my recipe for Roast Pork with red wine sauce and plums. The roast pork is popular all over the republic and this article summarizes the topic of roast pork.

Here you will get a good overview and certainly some ideas if you want to prepare your own roast pork.

Inspire your loved ones with the best roast pork from your own kitchen.

recipe picture Pimp your Liverwurst "German: Leberwurst" breadt: Recipe Liver Sausage bread with glazed apple pieces, spring onions and marjoram. With cooking video instruction :-)

Pimp your Liverwurst “German: Leberwurst” breadt: Recipe Liver Sausage bread with glazed apple pieces, spring onions and marjoram. With cooking video instruction :-)

For Radio Landeswelle Thüringen and Sina Peschke I pimped the Liver Sausage Bread recipe and refined it with glazed apples, spring onions and marjoram.

A good liver sausage bread is always good. For me, beautiful childhood memories are linked to the liver sausage bread. After all, my grandfather from Lower Bavaria always had a real farmer’s liver sausage in his house.

He liked to make his grandson a hearty Bavarian snack with it. Grandpa Loibl also made the recipe for Bavarian Roast Pork. Look at the roast meat, it tastes really delicious!

Back to the bread with liver sausage: You can prepare it especially fine as shown below. Today I would add a small quail’s egg and serve the liver sausage bread as a small intermediate course in a brunch menu to my guests and loved ones.

There is even a liver sausage video as 🙂 Step by step support. So nothing can go wrong anymore. Good luck!

Herbs Roast Pork Recipe, glazed Vegetables as a Side Dish, Kitchen Story Step by Step

My Herbs Roast Pork recipe I show you in this post. 

The herb pork roast is filled with sage, thyme, rosemary, lovage, lavender and marjoram. The herbs come fresh from the garden this time.

The roast recipe succeeds simply, you need with preparation and preparation well 2.5 hours until the delicious roast pork with herbs is finished. 

I wish you every success and would be happy if you cook it up and share it with your friends.

arranged roasted dumplings named groestel with sauerkraut

Prepare Dumplings deliciously, Feinspitz recipe, even suitable for Guests

Today the Dumpling recipe is on my list. Roasted dumplings and the dumplings are not necessarily dishes where you think about the tasting of your guests.

The fasting dish comes from southern Germany and is often prepared in Bavaria and Austria when dumplings from the previous day are left over.

Today I’ll show you a great variant, which is quite suitable for your guests and also vegetarian (with egg) on the plate.

Just try it out quickly. I look forward to comments and remarks, good success!

Potato Salad Recipe with Lamb’s Lettuce and Pumpkin Seed Oil, served with Porcini Mushrooms in Crispy Strudel Dough, a Starter for Connoisseurs

My recipe Potato Salad with Lamb’s Lettuce and Porcini Mushrooms in Strudel Dough I show you in this article.

I love potato salad with lamb’s lettuce and seed oil. Now I show you an exciting starter with this potato salad.

I combine the traditional potato salad with porcini mushrooms in a strudel dough as a small bag. You can also use mushrooms, herb mushrooms or chanterelles instead of porcini mushrooms.

The dish is vegetarian with egg, hints for a vegan variation are included in the recipe.

As a true Bavarian, I find the Austrian version of potato salad exciting and varied. 

Please cook this and share it with your friends on Facebook. Thank you!

Fried Trout Fillet, Recipe and Kitchen Story with Cooking Video

Fried trout fillet, the recipe for gourmets who spend a little more time in the kitchen and like to cook. My recipe trout filets crispy fried on root vegetables with thyme potatoes and horseradish sauce is a real dream and anyone who cooks it will conjure a culinary pleasure on the table. The tip for inexperienced cooking enthusiasts right from the start: please have your fish dealer prepare the trout fillets, including plucked bones. This would have saved you a good 50% of the work and the rest of the preparation is pure cooking pleasure. Here my step by step guide with video, I hope you cook this up and share the post with your friends on Facebook.

Bavarian potato salad from bavarian chef thomas sixt

Bavarian Potato Salad Recipe with Kitchen Story and many Tips directly from Munich Chef

As a real Bavarian I would like to recommend my recipe Bavarian Potato Salad to you.

My grandmother in Lower Bavaria prepared the potato salad with vinegar essence. Later, with Alfons Schuhbeck in the kitchen, I was initiated into the high consecrations of the star potato salad variants.

My potato salad tastes sweet and sour. Today I refrain from the red wine vinegar of the star chef, because the colour does not become more beautiful.

I wish you good luck! I would be happy if you cook this up and share this article with your friends on Facebook.

recipe picture for quickly prepare roast pork from fillet of pork

39 Minutes quick Pork Roast – Bavarian Style

I love the quick recipe quick Roast Pork with classic side dishes like potato dumplings and sauerkraut. Anyone who has already cooked the Bavarian original knows how much time it takes.

Under 2 hours preparation time the real Bavarian roast pork can hardly be prepared.

There must be a new variation, I thought to myself on a very well planned Sunday and immediately thought up a faster pork recipe, cooked and documented for you step by step.

Chef from Bavaria 

I myself come from Bavaria and grew up in Bavaria.

So I soaked up the liver sausage, the veal sausage with pretzels and the roast pork on Sunday with my mother’s milk.

Bavaria is not only Munich, FC Bayern Munich and Oktoberfest.

Bavaria is an incredibly beautiful country with friendly people who like to live and enjoy.

Many of my recipes are influenced by my apprenticeship as a cook at Alfons Schuhbeck and yet today I do a lot differently.

This category deals with Bavarian cuisine and the Bavarian recipes of my homeland.

Discover Bavarian potato salad, Bavarian roast pork in many variations, dumplings, roast goose, fruit and pretzel dumplings.

I like to serve a wheat beer with these culinary delicacies, because a good Bavarian beer is at home in Bavaria and in the world.

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