Not much longer to go now: we’ll soon be saying O’zapft is! Long gone are the days when Oktoberfest was only celebrated in Bavaria. Nowadays, Oktoberfest parties are held all over Germany and the odd Bavarian speciality is also enjoyed outside Bavaria. All you need to enjoy these traditional Bavarian delights at home is a few simple recipes. So what are you waiting for? Now you can have your very own Bavarian evening complete with delicious beer and scrumptious Bavarian snacks!
Obatzda is a dish that was originally created as a way to use old leftover cheese. The dip is made by mixing brie, camembert or other varieties of soft cheese with butter and seasoning the mixture with spices. It tastes great with fresh pretzels.
To make your own Obatzda at home you will need:
Mash the soft cheese with a fork and mix in the butter by hand. The mixture should have a creamy consistency with some small chunks of cheese in it. Add some paprika until the mixture turns a slightly reddish colour. Chop the onion with TURBOLINE herb and vegetable cutter and mix it in. Season with salt and pepper.
Tip: if you like your dips a bit creamier and with less butter, you can also replace some of the butter with cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia).
Use a practical CLIP & CLOSE fresh food container to keep this tasty spread fresh for a good couple of days.
Just what is it that makes Bavarian potato salad different? That’s right: it doesn’t have any mayonnaise in it! The dressing for this salad consists of vinegar, oil and a little stock. Full-flavoured bacon and crunchy gherkins are also a must.
Recipe for approx. 4 portions:
Wash the potatoes and boil until soft in salted water (approx. 20-25 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water, then peel and chop the potatoes into thin slices. Fry the bacon and render the fat. In the meantime, chop the gherkins and onions into fine cubes or strips. Bring the stock to the boil and stir in the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar and herbs. Then combine the potatoes with the bacon, gherkins and the dressing, and set aside for a couple of hours. Garnish with some fresh herbs, such as parsley from the FRESH HERBS herb pot– done!
Tip: the ACCENTA salad bowl is perfect for serving the salad and will even keep it fresh during transport thanks to the integrated ice pack in the lid.
Serve with a couple of fresh pretzels, a dab of sweet mustard and a healthy helping of delicious beer – may the Bavarian feast commence! An Guadn!