The best traditional dishes of Bavaria
Are you planning a trip to Bavaria? Besides finding out which are the best visitor attractions for urban travel destinations of the region, it is also very important to get some information about accommodation, transportation and cuisine. Bavarian cuisine is very famous. Having rural origins, Bavarian cuisine includes some fantastic traditional soups, main dishes and desserts. The major ingredients of dishes are meat and flour. Some of the best traditional dishes of Bavaria are the following: Hochzeitssuppe, Tellerfleisch, Weisswurst, Frikadellen, Prinzregententorte and so on. If you would like to find out more about these dishes, read the following article.
As one of the best traditional soups in Bavaria, the Hochzeitssuppe is a very popular dish during wedding ceremonies. The base of the soup is chicken broth. There are several recipes for the soup, but the major ingredients are: chicken meat, asparagus heads and meatballs. The soup is not only eaten during wedding ceremonies, it is very popular in the region. Hochzeitssuppe is a very delicious soup which can not be missed if you are in Bavaria.
A very popular Bavarian main dish is Tellerfleisch. It uses the Tafelspitz which is a meat cut of beef (bottom sirloin). This meat must be boiled in broth. It is served with horseradish and roasted slices of potato. The horseradish may be minced with apple, too. For those who love beef, this meal is a must! It is very delicious and filling.
Weisswurst is one of the best-known traditional foods of Bavaria. It is actually a traditional sausage which is served with Bavarian pretzel and sweet mustard. You can find this food at every festival and I suggest you not to miss it! The main ingredients of Weisswurst are the following: minced veal and pork bacon, onion, mace, parsley, cardamom, lemon and ginger. The mixture is stuffed into pork casings and formed into small sausages. Besides Bavaria, Weisswurst is not popular in other regions of Germany.
There are numerous variations of Frikadellen, although the major ingredients are: minced pork or beef, veal, eggs, onion, bread crumbs, milk and spices. The mixture is formed into balls which are fried in pork fat, vegetable oil or butter. As the Frikadellen is considered a main dish, it is usually served with boiled potatoes and cooked red cabbage or pickled beetroot.
As a dessert, Prinzregententorte is a very popular Bavarian cake. It consists of six or more thin sponge cake layers filled with chocolate buttercream and covered by dark chocolate glaze. Sometimes apricot jam is added, too.