When in Germany… Do as the Germans do! But we can’t all fly over to celebrate Oktoberfest with the 6 million people who attend the event annually, so why not host your own mini Oktoberfest party, right at home?
Below are some recipes that embody every part of the traditional Bavarian feast from appetiser through to dessert.
Start your Oktoberfest experience right with a stein of your favourite beer, and a range of Bavarian style foods. Try This platter with quail eggs, baked ricotta and shaved ham and create the ultimate Oktoberfest feast to share with friends.
Every Bavarian event must have an appetiser of pickled eggs and the recipe below has great, simple, step by step instructions on how to pickle your eggs to get that delightfully vinegary flavour.
The potato salad is a classic German side dish, great for your Oktoberfest party. Made fresh with dill and sour cream, this tasty salad is the ideal companion to a nice plate of slow cooked meat.
For your main, slow cooked pork with a side of cabbage is the quintessential Bavarian dish. This pork loin recipe is the best, simple idea to try for your feast.
And of course dessert, that is, if you have any room left. A gorgeous traditional dessert to try is marble cake or Gugelhupf as the Germans would call it. This wonderful recipe includes swirls of chocolate throughout the cake, which make a delicious blend.
Prost! Happy Cooking and Happy Oktoberfest Feast!