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Traditional Feuerzangenbowle

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Don't forget to share your holiday food photos with us! Here, CasaSugar's Elka Karl tells us about her annual Feuerzangenbowle.
Every year, we throw a cozy Feuerzangebowle at our home. My husband's family is from Germany, and this German holiday party is centered around a bowl of mulled wine. A Feuerzangenbowle (pronounced "Foy-err-song-en-bowl-eh," German for "tongs of fire punch") is a traditional fruity and mulled wine finished with flaming rum.

A Zuckerhut (sugar cone) is doused in Barcardi 151, and then set ablaze. The caramelized goodness then drips into the heady and seasonal brew. The lighting of the punch serves as a particularly festive kickoff to a cozy little holiday gathering. It's liquid Gemuetlichkeit (cozy kitsch).

In addition to the mulled wine, we also put out a pretty massive spread of food. There's a lot of German and Scandinavian foods: fresh baked rye bread, cold cuts, pungent cheeses, stollen, quark, and gravlax, among other selections. Every year my husband makes the gravlax at least a week in advance, letting it cure in the fridge in its mixture of dill, brown sugar, and salt.

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To check out a photo of the punch and see what else she served at the party, read more.


This year I also made quark, and it was so easy I want to make it every week! It's actually good for you — the only ingredient, besides some sea salt (you can also add fresh herbs) is 1 percent milkfat buttermilk. To make it, you put the buttermilk in a covered pyrex bowl in a 150 degree oven for nine hours. Then, pull it out, line a colander with cheesecloth, and let the cheese drain its whey into a bowl beneath the colander. Refrigerate, salt, and eat. Yum!

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I'm going to have to try that quark recipe. I've always been intrigued by it!
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