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German Christmas Recipes

zimtsterne-cinnamon_starsIt is that time of the year again! The nature is deep in winter, and December days are passing by inevitably, getting us nearer to Christmas. This holiday is the best time for cooking something special, something delicious and absolutely festive.

The traditional German holiday meal consists of duck, goose, rabbit or a roast, accompanied by German delicacies such as apple and sausage stuffing, red cabbage, and potato dumplings. Even the American fruitcake was adapted from one of the most famous German delicacies, Stollen. Since 1329, this unique “fruitcake” has been considered one of the most precious Christmas pastries in the world. The most famous kind of Stollen, which can be found at many local supermarkets, is called Dresdner Stollen, originating in the city of Dresden. This tasty version bursts with nuts and fruit and is sure to change your mind about the term “fruitcake.” Stollen is shaped with tapered ends and a ridge down the center, symbolizing the Baby Jesus in swaddling clothes, in which it was customary to wrap newly born children.  So let’s get started!

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