We all know that culture or religion is not said to be complete without the respective festival. Every religion has a particular festival in which the people associated with that particular religion used to celebrate that particular festival showing their culture or tradition. The festive meals are one of the most important parts of the festival because meals play an important role in showing the culture of the festival.
One of the very famous festivals is “Christmas”. It is the time of the year when everyone is cheerful and happy. We all celebrate together with our family and friends. But the best part about a Christmas night is the delicious and mouth-watering food. Now when we talk about food, how can Germans be left behind?
Germans are considered to be food lovers. All of these mouth-watering recipes are put to work during Christmas. The foods which are prepared during Christmas vary from place to place. People from different countries follow different food patterns to celebrate Christmas.
So here we bring the best food Germans have in Christmas –
There are a variety of cookies available in the German market during Christmas but In the flood of an unlimited variety of cookies “Lebkuchen” seems to be the ultimate Christmas cookie to follow. This cookie is pillowy gingerbread cooked with robust flavors and chocolate-coated nuts.
Reibekuchen or Kartoffelpuffer
This dish is for those people who love hashbrowns. These are a type of potato pancake and are considered to be very tasty. The German people used to eat this crispy snack with apple sauce, pumpernickel bread, or with Maggi brand seasoning sauce. This is a dish that you can’t settle having one.
Champignons is a dish prepared by roasting mushrooms. It is one of the foods which is loved by every person who is celebrating Christmas. In their Christmas menu, they used to add the Champignons. This delicious mushroom is usually served with garlic sauce.
This is a starters dish.
Flammkuchen is like a little version of pizza with a thin base fully covered with white cheese. It also has a lot of toppings on it for making it taste delicious. If one is looking for a light starter then this Flammkuchen is the best option.
Raclette is a simple dish made of semi-hard cheese on both sides of it. People in Switzerland and France love to eat Raclette but nowadays it has started grabbing the market in Germany. It is a dish consisting of plenty of toppings of potatoes, onions, Coldcut’s and pickles covered with a layer of cheese. It is a light dish with a great taste.
This is one of the favorite dishes among the people of Germany. Currywurst is a sausage in slices and surrounded by Sweet Curry ketchup usually sprinkled with Curry powder. Currywurst is known as a magical dish and the Germans preferred to have this with fries.
This dish is similar to gnocchi and people love to have this dish at Christmas mostly in southern Germany & Austria. This dish is a type of noodle with potatoes. The potatoes are cut in the shape of fingers. Due to this potato toppings, it looks like potatoes were emerging from the plate between the noodles. And these potatoes give a classic look to the noodles. Those who love Sauerkraut dish, this is the best replacement for them to have.
This dish is one of the traditional German food items. This is a dish with bouncy egg noodles that come with Emmentaler cheese and fried onions. This is one of the spiciest items that every German wish to have In their Christmas party menu.
To complete any party or festival it is necessary to have some drinks such as wine or juice.
Without a wine Christmas party is incomplete so I am going to introduce some wine and drinks that Germans used to have during Christmas eve.
This drink is very famous in Germany. In some places, its taste is compared like eggnog but this wine is made from egg yolks, White wine and spices like cinnamon and clove, vanilla and citrus juices. It is generally served with a big topping of whipped cream.
Grog is a type of hot drink people used to have to warm them up during winter. This drink is mostly consumed in northern Germany. This drink is available in a variety of flavors. It is generally made with water and rum.
Kinderpunsch is a drink that could be consumed by people of any age because the specialty of this drink is that it doesn’t contain alcoholic content. This drink is like cozy Gluhwein but not alcoholic. It is a spiced juice that is loved by everyone.
A Christmas party is not complete without dessert. So let’s include some dishes which are used as a dessert at the German Christmas party.
Dampfnudel is the best bavarian dessert that everyone loves to have. It is made up of a fluffy cloud of Bread with cinnamon which is full of vanilla sauce or jam. It is one of the delicious desserts found during Christmas times in Germany.
It is the traditional Germany Christmas dessert cake filled with dense fruits, spices, and nuts. The dessert is proved fantastic for those who love to have fruitcake. The is also known as a classic staple for the Christmas party.
It is a dessert popular among the kids for its variety of shapes and colors. This dish consists of ground almonds, eggs, sugar, and honey.