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German English Description
Apfel apple  
Apfelsinen oranges  
backen to bake  
Becher cup 250 ml
Birnen pears  
Bittersalz Epsom Salt The hydrated form of Magnesium Sulphate,
formula: MgSO47H2O
Borax borax Borax is also known as sodium borate or sodium tetraborate; it usually is a white powder.
Please note that Sodium Borax is toxic.
Borax is found in many detergents, cosmetics and also in enamel glazes.
braten to fry
Braten a roast
Brötchen bread roll
Butter butter 1 cm3 weights approximately 1 g.
dünsten to braise  
Erdbeeren Strawberries
Eßlöffel tablespoon  15 ml
Fenchel fennel seed
Fleischwurst polony
Gelbwurz tumeric Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant of the ginger family. It is used to give a custard-like yellow color to food.
gemahlen ground powder like
gerieben grated  
Gewürznelken cloves Cloves are the dried flower buds of an evergreen tree, Syzygium aromaticum.
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German English Description
Hackfleisch mince meat  
Hefe yeast  
(E 503)

Hirschhornsalz ist ein Backtriebmittel und besteht aus etwa 2 Teilen Ammoniumhydrogencarbonat NH4HCO3 und 1 Teil Ammoniumcarbonat (NH4)2CO3 (1 Teil) und etwas Ammoniumcarbamat NH4CO2NH2.

Hirschhornsalz zerfällt bei Temperaturen über 60°C in Kohlendioxid, Ammoniak und Wasser.

"Ammoniumhydrogencarbonat" is known in English as ammonium carbonate or carbonate of ammonia. It is also called 'Baker’s ammonia'.

Kaffee coffee  
Kaliumcarbonat potasium carbonate K2CO3
Kartoffeln potatoes  
Käse cheese  
Knoblauch garlic  
kochen boil  
Kräuter herbs  
Kreuzkümmel cumin An annual herb of the parsley family.
Kümmel caraway Another herb of the parsley family.
Kurkuma tumeric Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant of the ginger family. It is used to give a custard-like yellow color to food.
Mandeln almonds  
Mehl flour 250 ml = 150 g
Mehl mit Back-pulverzusatz self-rising flour Self-rising flour is a mixture of flour and a raising agent (sometimes salt is added too).
To make your own: add 10 ml of baking soda and 20 ml of cream of tartar to 500 g of flour; or
add 5 ml baking powder to each 100 g of flour.
Muskat nutmeg Nutmeg and mace are derived from the same evergreen tree, Myristica fragrans. Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, while mace is the dried covering of the seed.
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German English Description
(E 500)
sodium hydrogen-carbonate commonly known as baking soda or bicarbonate of soda
Paniermehl bread crumbs  
Petersilie parsley  
Pfeffer pepper  
Prise pinch  0.5 ml
Pilze mushrooms  
Pottasche potash potassium carbonate K2CO3
Pute turkey  
Quark cottage cheese  
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German English Description
Sahne cream cream is the higher-butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk.
Schinken ham Ham is the thigh and rump of pork.
schmoren to braise  
Schmalz lard pig fat
Schweinefleisch pork meat  
Semmelbrösel bread crumbs  
Senf mustard  
Speck bacon  
Suppe bisque A rich, creamy soup made from meat, fish or vegetables.
Suppe soup  
Suppe chowder A thick soup containing with meat, fish and or vegetables with a milk or tomato base.
Tasse cup 250 ml
Temperatur temperature 80 °C = 175 °F (cool oven)
100 °C = 210 °F (cool oven)
150 °C = 300 °F (moderate oven)
180 °C = 350 °F(moderate oven)
200 °C = 395 °F(hot oven)
220 °C = 420 °F(very hot oven)
Teelöffel teaspoon 5 ml
Topf saucepan  
  tot A small amount of liquor.
1 tot = 1 imperial fluid ounce = 28 ml
Trockenhefe dry yeast  
Weinstein Tartaric acid C4H6O6
  Cream of tartar ‘Cream of Tartar’ is a combination of tartaric acid and potassium hydroxide and is also potassium bitartrate or potassium hydrogen tartrate; formula KC4H5O6
Zimt cinnamon  
Zitrone lemon Lemons are the fruits of a small evergreen tree, Citrus limon. Lemon juice is about 5% citric acid with a pH of 2 to 3.
Zitronensäure citric acid Citric acid is a weak organic acid; it is used as a flavourant and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks. E number: E330
mixed peel  
Zucker sugar  
Zunge tongue  
Zwetschgen prunes  
Zwiebel onion  
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