Recipes for a German-Inspired Brunch

Mushroom Spaetzle
Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, a graduation, bridal shower or just enjoying a beautiful spring day, these unique German-inspired brunch recipes will wow your guests and make your special occasion a day to remember.

Starters

Zucchini Soup with Pumpernickel and Quark Toasts

Zucchinisuppe und Pumpernickeltoast mit Kräuterquark. Pumpernickel makes delicious little toasted croutons which can be spread with green-herb-flavored quark to float on top of soup or served alongside. Spinach leaves give this light creamed vegetable soup its fresh green color.

Smoked Mackerel with Apple-Horseradish and Chervil

Canapes of smoked mackerel topped with a apple-horseradish cream, garnished with chervil. Recipe courtesy of Chef Uta Schepers.

Fruity Brunch Dishes

Sour Cherry and Cheese Soufflé

Kirsch Auflauf mit Butterkäse. Cherries marinated in lightly spiced wine and Kirschwasser nestled in an airy butter cheese soufflé make for a delightful contrast in flavors and textures.

Semolina Waffles with Strawberries & Cream

Grießwaffeln mit Erbeeren und Sahne. Homemade semolina waffles topped with flavored strawberries and whipped cream make a great brunch or romantic breakfast. Perfect for Valentine’s, Mother’s Day or just as a special weekend treat.

Almond Waffles With Raspberry Cream

Mandelwaffeln mit Himbeercreme. Homemade almond-flavored waffles with raspberry cream, topped with fresh raspberries. Makes a great brunch or romantic breakfast dish.

Hazelnut Waffles With Blackberry Cream

Haselnusswaffeln mit Brombeercreme. Hazelnut flavored waffles served with blackberry cream and topped with fresh blackberries make a great brunch or romantic breakfast dish.

Lunch Dishes

Sbrinz Cheese Tart

Frutt Sbrinz-Wähe. A delectable recipe, courtesy of Chef Andreas Appenzeller. This tart, similar to quiche, offers a nice hearty and creamy dish for brunch.

Spring Salad with Seared Pork Tenderloin in Wild Garlic Pesto

This sophisticated spring salad features seared pork tenderloins over an unusual mixture of greens, with a wild garlic pesto.

Mushroom Spätzle Pan

Pfifferling-Spätzle-Pfanne. A breakfast or brunch dish of browned mushrooms, onions and German spaetzle noodles in a lightly spiced custard.

Savory Sauerkraut and Ham Rolls

Schinken-Sauerkrautrollen. Flavorful savory rolls are filled bacon, ground pork, and sauerkraut and seasoned with leeks, juniper berries and clove. Delicious served with sour cream.

Spätzle Gratinée with Red Cabbage, Cambozola Medallions and Curry Glaze

A novel presentation of German flavors of red cabbage, spaeztle, and Cambozola blue veined cheese, this nutritious and elegant dish could be a vegetarian entree for a holiday meal.

Dessert

Strawberry Tartlets

Erdbeer-Törtchen. As delicious as it gets! The slightly tart créme fraîche perfectly complements the fresh sweet strawberries.

Beverage

May Punch Maibowle

A refreshing blend of white wine, sparkling wine or mineral water and wild woodruff.

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