I think most people will agree with me when I say that bacon makes everything better. Let me clarify – bacon makes most dishes better by adding richness and a smoky, salty goodness. There has however been an abundance of bacon flavored products that have surfaced over the last few years and some are a little questionable.
Bacon toothpaste? I’ll stick with mint. Bacon vodka? No, thanks. But bacon in German potato salad? Oh ja!
As you can tell I’ve still been riding the German food wave that I caught about a month ago. When I came across this recipe for potato salad, I knew I had to try it because one, it’s German and two, bacon.
Over the last two weeks I have been on a German pastry tear. Not only because I recently returned from a fantastic European holiday, but because we’ve been consumed by World Cup football. Similar to the Olympics, it only takes place every four years and aside from the United States, I was rooting for die Mannschaft (team Germany) to win it all.
Call me superstitious, but every time Germany had a match, I would bake a German dessert in hopes that they would win. It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work, right?
One of the new recipes I tried was Linzer Schnitten. It resembles a Linzer tart with the jam topping and latticed dough, but in a cookie form which makes them much more convenient to eat (trust me!) and much quicker to prepare than the traditional cutout cookies.
Guten Tag, everyone! I have finally returned from my somewhat unintentional month-long baking hiatus. I say somewhat since a couple of those weeks were spent travelling through Paris, Munich, and London, and it was glorious! I can’t properly express how much I love Europe and her countries.
I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t think I was going to enjoy Munich nearly as much as I did. I absolutely adored everything about Bayern Munchen from the fabulous biergartens to the pastries to the football team. The number one reason for our visit to Munich was because my husband spent the first nine months of his life in that city and he’s always wanted to go. We’ll just say that he’s referring to it as his “hometown” and has fully embraced all things German.
Due to this new overflowing passion, let me introduce my Lebkuchen and go Deutschland World Cup team!