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A popular orange Camembert based cheese spread Bavarians serve with fresh Brezeln (Pretzel) called Obatzda. This german cheese spread is the perfect sidekick to a lovely Oktoberfest party! Prost! Obatzda is this creamy orange cheese spread they eat with fresh brezel (pretzel) in every Bavarian Biergartens. The dip is mainly done with camembert cheese with a touch of butter, “quark” or cottage cheese. The orange color is due to sweet paprika powder. You can have your obatzda “Bavarian style” which is with a few extra caraway seeds and a touch of beer in it. I’ve seen so many variations of this spread; from horseradish, garlic, chives, cloves to romadur cheese and they keep making new variations. My own personal favorite and the one in this recipe is the traditional Obatzda with Quark (fresh cheese) and caraway seeds. If you live in a part of the world where the ingredient ‘Quark’…

Authentic Pretzel (Brezel) recipe made with lye, the real German way! A warm and moist inside with a flavorful crust and big salt.  There is nothing like a freshly cooked Brezel (Pretzel), moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside topped with a bunch of those crystal salts. In Germany, the home of pretzel/brezel, those knot breads are spelled with a “B” (Brezel), while in english it’s a “pret”zel with a “P” and a “t”, so forgive me if I write it with a “B” throughout the post, it’s a automatism since my husband is german and call them Brezel. The origin of Brezel (Pretzel) The precise origin of Brezel isn’t clear, but what is clear is; its history is an extremely old one. Being around since the Early Middle Ages and painted since the 12th century. Some say it was an Italian monk who invented the famous brezel to eat on the…

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