Seven Christmas market recipes to recreate at home


Christmas Markets may be facing cancellation in 2020, but that doesn’t mean the festive fun is postponed till next year. Far from it.

Christmas markets are famous for their foodie Yuletide celebrations, and with the festive season just around the corner, recipe box company Gousto has shared seven German Market-inspired recipes for you to recreate at home. 

Mulled Wine

Is it even December if you’ve not stood feeling slightly soggy with a lukewarm mulled wine in hand? Combine a bottle of red, with honey, orange slices, honey, chili, ginger and gently heat on the stove for five minutes. The essence of Christmas is captured in this festive mulled wine recipe! 

One important thing to remember when making your mulled wine – don’t boil or heat it for too long! You’ll cook off all the alcohol and be left with tasty but boozeless mulled grape juice. Check out the recipe here

Currywurst-Dog, Chips & Speedy Sauerkraut

If you’ve been to the Christmas Markets, you’ve probably seen the currywurst – a sausage smothered in delicious curry ketchup.This recipe from Gousto sticks the lot in a hot dog bun and ta-dah! Serve with a quick cheat’s sauerkraut slaw. Check out the recipe here

Irish Hot Chocolate 

You can’t beat a steaming hot cup of creamy hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. And this delicious milky chocolate has the option of an extra bit of oomph when you add a glug of Bailey’s or Amaretto for good measure. Check out the recipe here.

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Ultimate Mac & Cheese (aka Käsespätzle) 

Käsespätzle is a traditional German dish and a Christmas Market staple – pasta generously slathered in melted cheese and fried onions. Similar to the American macaroni and cheese!

This recipe has a three-cheese sauce made with cheddar, mozzarella and Italian hard cheese, combined with garlic and wholegrain mustard to cut through the gooey cheesy goodness. Topped with crispy bacon, breadcrumbs and served with balsamic dressed leaves and roast baby plum tomatoes. It’s time to get cheesy! Check out the recipe here.

Festive Pizza (aka Flammkuchen)

What is Flammkuchen? A traditional German thin crust pizza. Gousto has created a festive spin on the classic, topped with bacon, sprouts, mozzarella and onion marmalade – this pizza is as Christmassy as it comes. Check out the recipe here

Potato Cakes & Homemade Beans (aka Kartoffelpuffer) 

Kartoffelpuffer are fried potato pancakes typically served alongside applesauce, similar to a British potato cake. Want to recreate this Christmas Market staple at home? Gousto has created a tasty alternative, served with homemade beans and a fried egg. Check out the recipe here.

Cinnamon Swirls  

A popular German Christmas Market dish is the Kürtőskalács, a Hungarian pastry that’s baked over the fire and then coated with cinnamon sugar. Gousto’s Cinnamon Swirls are the next best thing, they will spice up your festive season with a sublime Christmassy smell, enjoy the dessert or for an indulgent Christmas day breakfast. Check out the recipe here.

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