Kölle Alaaf!! :)


It’s Fasching/Carneval time here in Germany again and that means, it smells like a lot German traditional doughnut-pastries! :) Have you every seen how Germans go insane in Cologne? From young til old, eveyone is celabrating this monthly ongoing event that is also known as Carneval. It officially starts on the 11.11 every year until Aschermitttwoch, 18. February. That day the 6-week feasting is starting.
And for this occassion, I want to show you one of my absolute favorite Fashing recipe every since I was a child! :)
Historical wise, I am still trying to figure out why you call them „Amerikaner“ wich means “ Americans“? Various explanations to be find on the net but my very own made-up comparance is simply the dough „almost“ tastes and smells like donuts :) I shall leave it that way :D

And this is what you need for the dogue:


  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 250 g floar
  • 5-7 table spoons of milk
  • 48-50 g corn starch
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 pack of vanille sugar
  • 1 pack of vanilla pudding powder

And for the decoration and glazing you will need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 100 g of icing sugar

IMG_1134So lets start :)

1) First mixx the butter together with the sugar and vanille sugar together until it gets creamy and well mixxed.

IMG_11142) Now add the eggs into it. One by one. Then add the vanilla pudding powder and the vanilla sugar together.

IMG_11153) Now it’s time for the rest ingredience. In a seperate bowl, prepare the dry mixure by adding salt, baking powder, corn starch and the flour together and add it into the butter-sugar cream bit by bit. Also while you  mixx that, add some the milk into it to make the dough complete )


Now, don’t get confused by the hardness of the dough. It’s supposed to be very thick and sticky. Once they go into the oven, the will melt to the side to become all nice and fluffy. You will see :)
Take an ice scooper or two table spoons and shape a small ball and place them on a plate. Make sure to leave enough space between them so they have the space to move into the side :) Then wetten your fingers and smoothen the surface on the top and press them a little bit down.

IMG_1122pre heat the oven to 190 celcius and leave them rumble for about 7-10 minutes.  Shey should not become brownish otherwise they will be very dry as soon as they cool down.

And in the oven they go :)

IMG_1129When they are done, take them out and leave them on a cake cooler grille.
IMG_1133As soon as they fully cooled down. You can start the glazing :) The glazing is super simple to prepare and only need two things. Take a bow, press an half lemon and add 100 g of sugar powder into into it. Grap a spoon and stir and stir and stir until it becomes a viscous creamy bulk of sweetness.

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Now you can grap the Amerikaner and start coating them with the glazing.

IMG_1137IMG_1138Yummy, yummy, how cool and tasty to they look? :) I hope you enjoyed and liked this recepie! It is vey easy to make. Not more than 25 minutes and you have this beautifull and fun Amerikaner.  You can also make prepare them for birthday partys or new years eve! Totally your choice :)

Have you seen my German donut recepie yet? This is also very common to eat on Fasching! :)

Lots of love! xoxo <3


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