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Obatzda Oktoberfest Muffins

Obatzda muffins Oktoberfest

Obatzda Oktoberfest Muffins bring the taste of Munich’s Oktoberfest into your home or to your party! Obatzda is a cheese spread that goes very well with hearty bread or in this case with hearty muffins.

I have covered the recipe for Obatzda before and you can find the recipe HERE.

How to Make Obatzda Oktoberfest Muffins

The recipe for the Oktoberfest muffins (or cupcakes) is pretty straightforward and you can mix all ingredients by hand. It’s pretty easy and you can vary the ingredients and instead of salami maybe use some pepperoni or you can add a bit of grated cheese, some herbs … lots of options for personal adjustments!

The Secret Behind the Dirndl (traditional dress)

I am getting a lot of comments about the traditional dress that I am wearing in most of my Oktoberfest videos. This dress is called a Dirndl (pronounced like deer-n-del). It has three components: The blouse, the dress, and an apron. Now, the bow of the apron actually holds a secret that most foreigners are not aware of.

The position of the bow of the apron gives away some information. If the bow of the apron (Schürze) is on the right side (perspective of the woman wearing it), it means that she is married or in a relationship. So you better not flirt with her unless you want a beer glass hit your head! The bow on the left side signals that she is available. Wearing the bow on the back could have several meanings: The woman is either a widow or a waitress or from Austria where it is always tied in the back. Also, children have the bow tied at the back. Lastly, the bow tied in the center front means that the woman is undecided or doesn’t want to give away her relationship status.

One more thing: We have special dirndl bras that make the cleavage look better. Those bras are not very comfortable and kind of an extreme version of a push-up bra.

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Obatzda muffins Oktoberfest

Obatzda Oktoberfest Muffins

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Party Food, Pastry, Snack
Cuisine Bavaria, German
Servings 12 muffins


  • 2 Eggs
  • 80 ml Oil i.e. sunflower oil
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar i.e. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp Paprika, ground
  • 300 g Flour All Purpose
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 Green Onions
  • 100 g Salami or Pepperoni

For the topping, follow separate recipe for Obatzda further below.


    • 3 Raddish
    • some Chives
    • 12 Mini Pretzels


    • With a whisk, mix all liquid ingredients with the salt and paprika.
      2 Eggs, 80 ml Oil, 250 ml Milk, 1 tbsp Vinegar, ½ tsp Paprika, ground
    • In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder and soda.
      300 g Flour, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until everything is incorporated.
    • Add half of the salami and all of the green onions and stir in.
      4 Green Onions, 100 g Salami or Pepperoni
    • Fill the cupcake liners ⅔ with the batter and add the remaining salami on top of each.
      Bake at 350° F / 180°C (a little less for convection ovens) for about 25 minutes.
    • While baking and cooling mix the Obatzda.
    • Once the muffins have cooled, put some Obatzda on top of each, then decorate with radish slices, pretzels, chives, and a pick.
      3 Raddish, some Chives, 12 Mini Pretzels
    Keyword baking, Oktoberfest
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
    Obatzda Cheese Spread

    Obatzda Recipe

    5 from 3 votes
    Prep Time 15 minutes


    • 250 g camembert, very ripe
    • 30 g spreadable cheese
    • 75 g butter, soft
    • 1 medium sized onion (or scallions)
    • some paprika
    • some salt
    • some pepper
    • some beer (German Oktoberfest beer, if possible)


    • In a bowl, combine the Camembert, the butter and the spreadable cheese and mix everything with a fork.
    • Mix with an electric mixer now or use an immersion blender.
    • If the spread is too thick, add some of the beer and mix a little more.
    • Spice with paprika to your liking.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Cut the onions very finely, either add them to the spread if you want to eat it now or do this step right before you plan to serve the Obatzda.
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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