Traybaked chicken from Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings

Traybaked chicken from Strudel, Noodles & DumplingsAnja Dunk

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about German cookery, then ‘Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings’ by Anja Dunk is the cookbook for you.

Dunk, who was born to a German mother and a Welsh father, has cultivated a love for food through years of working in cafés and restaurants. In this, her first solo cookbook, Dunk has explored German’s varied culinary heritage through over 200 family-friendly recipes.

Featuring recipes such as buttermilk waffles, roast pork, courgette salad and more, there’s something for everyone in ‘Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings'. Traditional German flavours are mixed with modern global influences throughout the book, alongside beautiful photos and anecdotes about Anja's culinary influences.

To give you a taste of what Dunk’s latest book is all about, we have two recipes from it to share with you. Check them out below.

Little Potato Dumplings with Spinach Cream

"Creamed spinach is a traditional vegetable accompaniment in Germany and is often eaten with buttery mashed potato and a fried egg- this is, I suppose, potatoes, eggs and spinach made a different way. The flour and egg bind the dumplings together in this recipe, so it doesn't matter which potatoes are used."

Merguez Sausage with Butter Beans

"On a recent trip to Germany I was amazed to see North American spiced lamb merguez sausages appearing on traditional Bratwurst stand menus, and what's more they seemed to be just as popular. As I stood queuing for my Bratwurst in a crisp white roll, I listened to the conversation around me: 'I'm going for a merguez,' 'Me too,' 'Yeah, why not,' was the general gist of things. By the time I had reached the counter, I too was swayed by the exotic wafts of cumin rising from the grill and to my surprise didn't order a Bratwurst.

Sausages will always be loved in Germany, there is no doubt about that, but it seems that after centuries of the same old thing, the times are changing- and it's exciting."

All recipes have been reprinted from 'Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings' by Anja Dunk. published by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Photographs by Anja Dunk.

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