In order to get my husband ready for a trip to Germany next week we will indulge in some German treats, pretzel broetchen and gluhwein. The gluhwein is for the grown ups, but we’ll happily share the pretzel broetchen! We’ll throw in some brats with sauerkraut, too.
I will try the recipe from Veg Web for the broetchen and the recipe for the gluhwein is below. It is divine…and for grownups only!
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C light brown sugar
1 qt. Cranberry juice
10-12 Red Hots
10-12 whole allspice
10-12 whole cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks
Bring these ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and add 1.5 liters red wine (Frontera cabernet sauvignon/Merlot blend works well). Keep warm on low heat or put into a pre-heated carafe.
The red hots are what makes it so yummy I think! Hence the picture at the top!
This recipe was passed along years ago by a friend who lived there for a while, it isn’t the traditional German recipe though. Click this link to learn more about traditional gluhwein