Are you stuck at home with active kids with nothing to do? Then why don’t you try these amazingly delicious and easy-to-make German snacks? For your convenience, we have jotted down some of the easiest and simple recipes that you can make.
If you’re not willing to let your kids spend much screen time, cooking is an excellent way to show your kids something new. Additionally, you can set a screen time mode on their smartphones with the help of parental control like the umobix app or similar. Meanwhile, check these 3 easy German recipes that will bring you and your kids chuffed to bits.
If you’re familiar with German culture, then you must know about quark, the classic German cheese. It is really difficult to find quarks in the U.S. but don’t worry, by using this easy recipe, you can make it at home.
You just need 4 cups of milk, ¼ to ½ teaspoon of quark culture, and ½ to ¼ teaspoon of rennet (optional used for curdling).
After gathering all ingredients, heat the milk in a pot at high flame for about 30 seconds. Now cover the milk and let it cool to room temperature. Now whisk the culture into the milk until it dissolves and leave the milk like that for 6-8 hours. Now after the milk is sour, drain it using a cheesecloth and let it drain overnight in the fridge. Your quark cheese is ready to serve like you want and enjoy.
Butternocken are delicious butter dumplings that need only 5 ingredients for their preparation. You can easily make these dumplings and freeze them for later use as well. You can even ask your kids to help you in making them and make it a fun cooking activity.
You will need one portion of butter, one egg, and one portion of flour. i.e., 7 ounces of softened butter, 4 eggs, 1 ¾ cups of flour, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg.
- Cream the soft butter until it becomes light and fluffy, and start adding the eggs one by one. After eggs, add flour, salt, and nutmeg, stir it, and refrigerate for ½ hour.
- Add some water to a pot and bring it to a boil. Using spoons, make triangle-shaped dumplings and drop them into the boiling water.
- Boil for 3-5 mins each and remove from water.
Voila! Your dumplings are ready! Now serve with soup and stews that you make.
3. Zucher Geschnetzelter
This amazingly tasty veal stew is a must-try during this season. It is a simple ragout recipe with Germanic flavorings.
- 12 ounces of Veal loin or pork loin.
- 4 ounces of Veal kidney, cut into strips.
- 2 tablespoons of butter/oil.
- 2 shallots, finely chopped.
- 2 cups of finely sliced mushrooms.
- 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour.
- 1 cup dry of white wine.
- 1 cup of beef stock.
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.
- ¼ cup of whipping cream.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and quickly brown the meat strips over high heat cook them until they’re no longer pink.
- Now stir fry the shallots and mushrooms after adding one more tablespoon of butter and until mushrooms are soft and brown. Add 1 tbsp of flour too.
- Now add 1 cup of white wine and 1 cup of broth and bring it to a boil. And keep on cooking until the sauce remains half.
- Now add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, ¼ cup cream, salt & pepper.
- Add the stir-fried brown meat to the sauce and serve after sprinkling some chopped parsley.
We hope these German recipes will help in keeping you and your little ones busy. However, if you’re concerned about the mobile usage of your child, then installing some kind of parental control app for monitoring your child’s activities online may ease your mind.