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Berliner – the Tasteful German version of a Doughnut

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Berliner is a traditional pastry that comes from Germany and is very similar to the doughnut we all know, but it doesn’t have the central hole. It is made from sweet yeast dough and is fried in fat or oil. It has a marmalade filling or a jam filling and has a sweet icing made of sugar. They can be made with other fillings too, with chocolate, mocha, champagne, custard or they can be empty, with no filling.

Berliner - the Tasteful GermanThe Berliner contains a lot of milk, butter and eggs. The filling and the topping of the Berliner are always related. Plum-butter filling goes with powdered sugar icing, raspberry, strawberry and cherry jam fillings go with sugar topping. For other fillings, the sugar icing can be flavored with rum, for better taste. In the past, the Berliner was made out of two halves which were filled and then sticked together and fried. Today, there is only one part which is first fried and then the filling is injected with a syringe.

Also, in the past berliners were eaten only to celebrate New Year’s Eve and holidays like Rosenmontag and Fat Tuesday. Today, they can be bought throughout the whole year. A lot of Germans have a joke connected with the berliners, filling in some of the berliners with mustard instead of jam and put them together with the other sweet berliners.

Different areas in Germany have different names for this delicacy. Some part of Germany knows it as an berliner, but some parts call it a Pfannkuchen. And, this new word in the rest of the German places means pancakes. And in some other parts, because pfannkuchen is already taken, they call pancakes eierkuchen, which means egg cakes.

Berliners in English-speaking countries are called doughnuts and are filled with whipped cream, jam, jelly or custard. In North America, the term for this pastry filled with jam or jelly is “jelly doughnut”. But, this is somehow misleading because, the jam and jelly inside the doughnut looks more like a Bavarian cream. The doughnuts which are filled with cream or custard usually have chocolate icing and are called Boston cream doughnuts because of their resemblance to the Boston cream pie. The Boston cream doughnut is actually the official state doughnut of the state of Massachusetts.

In Canada, this type of filled doughnut is called “bismark”.

There is a legend connected with John F. Kennedy and the Berliners. Many newspapers have written about him saying “Ich bin ein Berliner”, which means “I am a Berliner”. The misunderstanding is in the fact that Germans do not use the article ‘ein’ when they express their nationality. And, it couldn’t be possible for Germans to get the wrong impression because they do not use the word Berliner for this sweet delicacy. For them, it’s a pfannkuchen.


Looking for the Best Blintzes in Houston? You’ve come to the Right Place

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blintzes-german-food-houston-txIn case you are living in Houston or planning on visiting it, you must try the best blintzes in Houston. We’ve got you covered on that. Visit us and taste the delicious recipe of a real blintz.

For those of you who do not really have an idea of what exactly a blintz is, let us explain. It’s a thinner pancake without a leavening agent. And, we happen to have the best blintzes in Houston.

Blintzes were considered the symbol of the Sun by Slavic peoples in pre-Christian times. The last week of winter was called “pancake week” and blintzes were prepared to celebrate the end of the winter. This tradition is carried on by the Orthodox Church.

Although the most popular blintzes are made of wheat, still different types of flour can be used to prepare the blintzes like buckwheat, millet and oatmeal.

The blintzes are widely known for their savory taste mixed with creamy filling. There are many variations on the blintzes recipes. They can be made with cottage cheese, farmer’s cheese, can be sweet or salty, with raspberries or strawberries or with sour cream. There is also an option of filling them with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta cheese. And, still, you can sweeten them with some sugar. Blueberries can be an addition to these blintzes, too. And, when they’re done, you can eat them with fresh blueberries or a blueberry sauce. These special blintzes make a good morning breakfast but also a delicious dessert.

The serving of the blintzes depends on the type of the filling, they can be served on room temperature, warm or cold.

If all this got you interested in trying out this delicious recipe, don’t think twice. Visit us and try the best blintzes in Houston, for they are really good and tasty. You will be surprised how good they are, and you’ll be in love with them as soon as you try them. You’ll end up eating them every other day. So, if you try them once, it won’t be your last time, trust us. And, since they are the best blintzes in Houston, you will not be disappointed.

As we mentioned above, you can eat them for breakfast, but they can be your guilty pleasure after the meal or on your break from work. You will not regret trying them. And we have the best blintzes in Houston just for you and the food lover in you.

We’re sure that this will not leave you indifferent. We’re sure you’ll want to try these blintzes as soon as you can. So, don’t waste any time and come to try out the best blintzes in Houston.

Deviled Eggs

The Most Popular Recipes of Deviled Eggs

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Deviled EggsDeviled eggs are many people’s favorites. Now, imagine you can add some extra flavors to your favorite recipe for deviled eggs and get a new and delightful meal which everybody will love.

First, we’ve got bacon cheddar deviled eggs. These deviled eggs will be better than your ordinary recipe because they include bacon and shredded cheddar. The original recipe for these deviled eggs makes 24 of them. You will need 12 eggs, half a cup of mayonnaise, four slices of bacon, 2 spoons shredded cheddar cheese and one spoon mustard. Boil the eggs in a saucepan. After boiling, leave them to stand in hot water for 10 or 12 minutes. After that, cool them with cold water. In the meantime, cook the bacon on a medium-high heat until all of them are brown. You can do that or just wrap the bacon in paper towels and cook them in the microwave, one minute for every piece of bacon. After the eggs are cooled, peel them and cut them lengthwise. Remove the yolks and put them in a small bowl. Mix the yolks together with the mayonnaise, the bacon and the cheese. Add the mustard and then fill the eggs with that mixture. Leave the filled eggs in the refrigerator until it’s time for serving them.

Delicious deluxe deviled eggs are always a good choice. What you will need is 6 eggs, chopped celery, chopped onion, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, salt, hot pepper sauce and paprika. The process of boiling, cooling and peeling the eggs is always the same and every woman knows it. Again, cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks. Mix the yolks with the rest of the ingredients, the celery, onion, mayonnaise and hot pepper sauce. Fill in the eggs with this mixture and sprinkle them with paprika.

Next we have is a special type of deviled eggs. What makes them special is the horseradish sauce. For this recipe you need 6 eggs, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 2 spoons chopped onion, 3 spoons sweet pickle relish, 1 spoon horseradish, 1 spoon mustard, paprika and salt. Again, the process is the same. You boil the eggs, and peel them and cut them lengthwise. After you remove the yolks, you mix the yolks together with the ingredients and after they’re done, garnish them with paprika, pepper and salt.

Another delicious filling that you can make for bacon-balsamic deviled eggs is to mix the yolks with bacon, vinegar, onion, sugar, celery salt, mayonnaise and pepper.

We sincerely hope you like all of these recipes for deviled eggs we chose as the most popular and will try out all of them.