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July 5 2012 German Culture Newsletter

It is a seasonal article from the German Culture site at this week.


Rote Grutze, 'Red Grits', made from summer's berries is one of Germany's most popular desserts. It is light, refreshing and easy to make, and was for centuries simple 'every day' home cooking in northern Germany, but now the 'fruit salad with a difference' is a menu favorite even in upscale restaurants.


While Vanilla Sauce flavored with vanilla beans or extract is a favorite all over Europe, and a perfect accompaniment to your Rote Grutze, and many other desserts.

And the word this week is one you will need if you make a vanilla sauce to go with your Rote Grutze......It's a "Schneebesen", and that is a wire whisk although its literal translation is "snow broom."

A name which comes from whipped egg white, or meringue, "Eischnee" (egg-snow), so using your "snow broom" you can whip up some some Vanilla Sauce in no time at all. has lots more content about German Culture, and a forum:

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Francine McKenna,
German Culture Editor

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