Baking Recipes and Technology

Welcome to the baking corner!

Welcome to the baking section of my website! Here you can find all of my posts related to bread and other baked goods like strudel, flammkuchen, and cakes. In the top section, you can find posts about the theory and technology of baked goods along with some posts discussing the cultural significance and history of bread in Germany. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can find all of my baking recipes. These range from sweet goods like doughnuts and apple strudel to rustic bread like spelt bread and Swabian specialties like pretzels. My blog focuses mainly on savory baked goods. A lot of blogs on German food already feature a ton of traditional cake recipes but the baked goods you might find in a German bakery are only rarely featured on them. I want to fill in that gap because, for me, it is much more fun to bake savory goods.

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Buchteln (Bohemian Baked Yeast Dumplings)

Bohemian Baked Yeast Dumplings (‘Buchteln mit Marmeladefüllung’)

TimJun 12, 2021

One of the greatest aspects of German food is that you can eat something sweet like these Bohemian baked yeast dumplings (“Buchteln”, “Rohrnudeln”, or “Buchtly”) as a main dish without anyone giving you strange looks. In Southern Germany, a lot of the vegetarian dishes are sweet. Fruits like apples, Italian plums, mirabelle plums, sour cherries, or pears are abundant in…

Cubeb pepper

Let’s talk about pepper – Part 5: Pepper is more than just Piper nigrum

TimOct 4, 2020

In my last four blog posts, I have focused on the most common variety of pepper: Piper nigrum. But there is more to the world of pepper than just this one plant. So today, I want to introduce you to different varieties of pepper from all around the world ranging from grains of Selim to Cumeo pepper. As a word…

Steamed Mussels

Steamed Mussels in Mustard Sauce (‘Muscheln in Senfsoße’)

TimMar 11, 2020

Steamed mussels are popular all across Germany even though I do consider them to be a dish that originated from the Rhineland which is close to the border of the Netherlands. I got to admit that this blog is lacking seafood recipes so far. And that is even though I eat a lot of it. I guess I just don’t…

Schäufele (Smoked pork shoulder)

Baden-style Smoked Pork Shoulder (‘Badisches Schäufele’)

TimDec 23, 2020

What do Germans traditionally eat for Christmas? Roast goose, of course. My family is no different from that. However, there’s another dish that is also very popular during the holiday season in Southern Germany: Schäufele. The Schäufele (literally: shovel) is a cut of meat from the pork shoulder. It is called shovel because it looks like one. The Schäufele we…

Lentil stew with bacon

Lentil Stew with Bacon (‘Linseneintopf mit Speck’)

TimNov 11, 2020

Lentils are not only delicious in conjunction with spaetzle. I also enjoy them with potatoes as in this rustic lentil stew with bacon. It’s a simple one-pot meal that has an astonishingly deep and complex flavor. Dishes like this one have a long tradition in Germany as they are very nutritious and cheap to prepare. The focus of these one-pot…