Karen A Carlson

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I'm a German American girl who grew up with a foot in each world. I'd love to share some of my experiences and favorite German things with you!

Location San Luis Obispo, California
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How to make Eierlikör at Home

Because I buy farm fresh eggs, I don’t usually worry about the eggs (I like to eat cookie dough too… and I’ve been known to run with scissors). If you aren’t certain about your eggs, or you don’t like the idea of raw eggs, please use the recipe from my friend Nadia at Spoonfuls of Germany. Glass Bottle Set with Swing Top Stoppers and Includes Bottle Brush , Funnel and Gold Glass Marker | Clear Glass Water BottleGiara Swing Liter (6 Pack) ROUND Clear Glass Grolsch Flip Top Bottle With Stopper, for Beverages, Smoothies, Kefir, Beer, Soda, Juicing, Kombucha, Water, Milk, Oil and Vinegar

Eierlikör Torte Recipe – Perfect for Easter or the Kaffeeklatsch

The original recipe calls for pouring Eierlikör over the whipped cream topped cake (that’s why you put the tufts of cream around the edges, it holds the liqueur in). Also, works as 1/2 cup chocolate chips) 40 gr Chocolate shavings (I just used what was left from a chocolate bar...) Chocolate eggs or Marzipan eggs for Decoration if desired Prepare (I usually just transfer them to another bowl, and use the stand mixing bowl for the next part) Put the Egg Yolks and Sugar into the mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed until they are well combined and look almost white. Lightly Sweetened Whipped Cream goes on the top and sides… smooth with a spatula (an offset spatula is perfect for this, a regular one will do) Sprinkle on the sides of the cake Make sure your fingers are cold… you can tip the cake a bit for a better angle

South Dakota Kuchen Recipe- A Volga German Legacy

Like Germans in Germany, South Dakota Germans make time to sit with a coffee and a slice of Kuchen. Most use an enriched yeast dough, are filled with fruit and custard, then baked in a pie or cake pan. I made the dough without any changes, but then I cut the dough in half, cut the custard recipe in half, and just baked 3 Kuchen. Almost every recipe for South Dakota Kuchen is made with a yeast dough… but I did come across a few made with Baking Powder, including this one.

Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel Compote ala Xaver’s Munich

This week I traveled to Bavaria by Zoom for a semi-private cooking lesson with the chef and owner of Xaver’s in Munich… step-by-step they led me through the process, and in the end I had a delicious plate loaded with powder sugar dusted Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn and an extraordinarily tasty Apfel Compote. I ended up with a new recipe, I learned a new technique, I added restaurant to my “MUST VISIT in Munich” list… AND I had a tasty lunch! In our house, we sometimes refer to Kaiserschmarrn as a sort of torn up pancake (in fact, once or twice I’ve set out to make Eierkuchen, goofed them up while flipping, torn them a bit, and called them Kaiserschmarrn… but that’s wrong). EOE Nonstick Frying Pan – Hard Anodized Aluminum with Anti-Warp Base, Stainless Steel Handle – Nonstick Fry Skillet for Gas, Electric, Induction Cooktops – Dishwasher & Oven-Safe – Black, Inch OXO Good Grips Apple Slicer, Corer and Divider

Asam churches are amazing... I have this idea about visiting all of them, like a pilgrimage. Maybe next year...Want to come along? Learn all about Asam churches in my website www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com #asamchurch #klosterweltenburg #asambrothers #baroque #baroquechurch #ilovegermany #pilgrimage #germanchurch #visitgermany #andthebeerisgoodtoo #historylesson

Found on the beach today... #love #heartrock #bestpartofmyday #mademehappy #mademehappy❤️ #heartrocks#germangirl🇩🇪

Childish? A bit... But sprinkles on a Fantakuchen (German Fanta Cake) are certain to bring a smile to any face. Especially in January. This embarrassingly easy recipe is perfect for a birthday or Karneval party for kids. Or on a day when you have the blues. #fantacake #fantakuchen #karnevalrecipes #partyideas #childrensparty #cake #easycakes #germanrecipes #germanrecipe #karneval #germancakes #yummy #quickcake

Reviewing 2020... Planning 2021 Hoping for fewer cross outs and plan changes And maybe more travel... #optimism #2021 #planning #whatsnext🤔

It's that kind of evening... Learn how to make Feuerzangenbowle in my website www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com #feuerzangenbowle #feuerzangenbowle🔥🍷 #happysolstice #lightindarkness #wineandfire #glühwein #germandrinks #arewethereyet #happyholidays

The Gnomes are ready for Christmas ⛄ Thank you so much @thesunnysideupstudio they are super cute!!! #gnomesofinstagram #germangnomes #christmasdecor #christmasgift #germanchristmas #germanchristmasmarket #supercute #gnomearmy #gnomearmyisgrowing #lovethem #thesunnysideupstudio

Yum... Delicious Honig Kuchen or Honey Cake. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea (or Glühwein) during the holidays. Find the recipe on my website www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com #germanrecipe #germanbaking #honeycake #honigkuchen #christmasbakingideas #christmasbaking #honey #delicious #inthekitchen

Why bake when you can order a fabulous tin of German Christmas Cookies? And wouldn't this be a delightful gift for anyone with a sweet tooth? You get 31 buttery rich cookies loaded with nuts, jam and spices. These wonderful treats come from @silkes_cookies. Find them through their link, or on the German Christmas Cookies page on my website. Https://germangirlinamerica.com/german-christmas-cookies/ #cookies #christmascookies #sponsored #germancookies #germanchristmas #yum #holiday #christmasgift #baking #ilovecookies

Weihnachtspunsch or German Christmas Punch is rich with the flavors of Christmas! Wine, citrus, spices AND the seemingly crazy addition of Chocolate and Marzipan! It totally works! And, fair warning, it can sneak up on you. Find the recipe on my homepage www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com #christmaspunch #weihnachtspunsch #christmasdrinks #mulledwine #holidaydrinks #germanrecipes #germandrinks #christmasmarkets #germanchristmas #esduftetnachweihnachten #smellslikechristmas

Krampus Gifts! Because who.doesnt have someone on their naughty list? Check out this fun list of Krampus gifts at my new Christmas Market!! Krampus night is December 5!! www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com/GermanChriatmasMarket/ #krampus #krampusnacht #krampusnight #christmas #christmasmarkets #germanchristmasmarket #christmasdecor #christmasmarketonline

Is it wrong to want a Wine Advent Calendar or Beer Advent Calendar? 2020 has been kind of a lot. I put together a nice selection for my online Christmas Market www.GermanGirlinAmerica.com/GermanChristmasMarket/ #advent #winelover #wineadventcalendar #beeradvent #beeradventcalendar #adventcalendar #advent2020 #christmasmarkets #onlinechristmasmarket

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