Entries by Kim Zoulek

Unsere Lebkuchenherzen

{Our gingerbread hearts} On our recent trip to Germany, Boris and I had the pleasure to once again meet up with our Lebkuchenherz {gingerbread heart} supplier, Zuckersucht. Oktoberfest Brisbane has worked together with Zuckersucht since the 2009 festival, to ensure that we provide the most authentic and best quality Gingerbread hearts to our festival every year. Guten […]

Just in time for Easter – Hefezopf!

How to make Hefezopf {yeast braid loaf} We are now full swing into Autumn, and in our opinion one of the best periods in Brisbane! The weather is still warm, but not quite as hot and steamy as the summer months and Easter is on our doorstep. Hefezopf {yeast braid} is a traditional Easter bread in Germany. […]

Fassfabrik Schmid

During our recent trip to Germany, Boris and I visited the last remaining cooper factory in the region, which is located in Munich-Laim. (A cooper is maker or repairer of  barrels and casks). Fassfabrik und Fassgrosshandlung Schmid {wholesale barrel and cooper factory} opened in 1914, and to this day is still a family run business, operated by […]

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Weißwurst!

The Weißwurst (white sausage) is a real Bavarian speciality. According to legend, they served the first Weißwurst in the pub “Zum Ewigen Licht” on Munich’s Marienplatz, on February 22, 1857 (“Fasching Sunday”). Created by a young butcher called Sepp Moser, this delicacy was discovered by accident. He was working in the kitchen of the restaurant […]

Make Krapfen in time for Karneval!

Krapfen {Jam Donuts} Ingredients 200ml Milk 30g Yeast 15g Eggs (roughly 3 eggs) 500g Flour (type 403) 100g Butter (melted) 80g Sugar 1 Vanilla Bean 5g Salt 1 Lemon rind Method Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm milk in a large mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add a pinch of sugar and ¼ of […]

Valentine’s Day Gingerbread Heart

Messages from the Gingerbread Heart This Valentine’s Day, make something from the heart. Gingerbread hearts are always a sweet opportunity to show those dearest to you how much you love them. This even more so if you make it yourself, with love. You can decide on your own personal message or choose from many popular […]

Bärentatzen {Bear paws}

Food is one of the most important parts of our culture and no less important in our own kitchen. Over the next little while, join us as we share some of our family’s favourite recipes. At this time of year, it’s all about Christmas. One of our absolute favourite Christmas cookies are Bärentatzen {Bear paws}. They warm […]

Vielen Dank, Brisbane!

Walking through the crowds and seeing mates embrace to the traditional sounds of the Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam, some for the first time and others who’ve come back for more, is what the Oktoberfest Brisbane experience is all about. It’s the fun and laughter and the chance to experience something you simply don’t get […]

Oktoberfest Brisbane 2016 Anzapfen, the official opening ceremony

It is here! Our opening ceremony with the official ‘tapping of the keg’, the Anzapfen. This year will be the fifth consecutive year Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk taps the first keg of beer at Oktoberfest Brisbane, following a long-running Bavarian tradition to mark the launch of the festival. This tradition has been celebrated at Oktoberfest […]