While planning for a lesson today I found this lovely old children’s cookery book, which I was once given together with a cooking set. I couldn’t remember how old I was when I got it but imagined the book to be 45 – 50 years old. ‘Ah, google can help’ I thought and started some research. That led me to the German Dr Oetker website.
What a wealth of information! This site is perfect for people who want to keep up their German and love baking!
Apart from the obvious advertising of their products, you can read about the history of Dr Oetker or check out their various recipes (all downloadable). but I was more intrigued by their downloadable children’s booklets. Edit 2017: sadly that page has gone, but I leave you the four pages I downloaded. EDIT 2019: They now have pages with recipes and games for children: Themenwelt Kinder
Second edit 2017: They also have a lovely smartphone app with their recipes, in German, of course.
As for my book, I found out it was first published in 1964, but I can’t remember exactly when I got it. So I leave you with one final picture from the book, the page where you learn how to boil an egg or make scrambled egg – probably the only recipes I ever used 🙄