Bavarian Cream + Cherry Sauce

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A while ago my friend Victoria (from Mission: Food) asked me to write a guest post for her at the end of September/beginning of October with a recipe that pertains to travel. I’ve known Victoria for at least a couple years now and I love her blog so of course I said yes; my mind immediately went to German food because of Oktoberfest.

Being in the midst of Oktoberfest, German fare abounds this time of year. I always seem to get a craving for sauerkraut, which is one of the reasons why I made Lazy Sauerkraut Pierogi Casserole last week…but other times something as simple Sausages & Sauerkraut is all I want. Lovely German breads, like Pumpernickel, Zwiebelbrot (Onion Bread – love this stuff!), and Pretzel also call to me. And then there are the glorious cakes and pastries. So, what to make?

I was in the mood for something sweet. Even though German food boasts so many lovely sweets, after a German meal I usually choose a dessert that feels a bit lighter (though it isn’t necessarily lighter calorie-wise), like Bavarian Cream. In the end this is what I decided to make.

I served my velvety Bavarian Cream with cherry sauced spiced with mahlab, which isn’t traditional (as far as I know), but I never make anything cherry without a bit of mahlab. Try it and see – it takes anything cherry to the next level.  (For more info on mahlab, you can check out my recipe for Cherry Sauce using dried cherries that I posted a while ago.)

Head over to Victoria’s blog to read my post and check out my recipe for Bavarian Cream!

P.S. Any other German food-lovers out there?  :)

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  1. says

    Oh this Bavarian cream looks amazing, specially with the cherries. I do like German and Austrian food but have it rarely. My dad is from Vienna but my mom never cooked his traditional food much. So it is a treat!

  2. says

    There is nothing better than the German sausages, especially weisswurst, they have just had some in our local shop and we cleaned the shelf out!
    This Bavarian cream and cherries sounds wonderful.
    Keep well Diane

  3. says

    Ooh, me me me! *raises hand* I LOVE German food! This dessert looks perfectly heavenly, Faith. I’m heading over to check out your recipe right now!

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