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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German Bagels (‘Fastenbeugel’)

German Bagels (‘Fastenbeugel’)

TimMarch 22, 2020

During the German carnival season, I’ve shown you how to make German doughnuts. But if you’re a catholic, you shouldn’t dare to touch them until the Easter holidays. That’s the time when the post-carnival fasting period ends. Bagels are a traditional bread consumed during this time of the year. They’re more a snack food rather than a breakfast bread roll…

German Bread Rolls (‘Weizenbrötchen’)

German Bread Rolls (‘Weizenbrötchen’)

TimMarch 18, 2020

Crispy on the outside, fluffy and airy on the inside. This pretty accurately describes the perfect German bread rolls. They’re easy to bake and take only very little practice to master. Bread rolls used to be a special treat for Sunday breakfast. Many people in Germany used to go to the bakery on Sunday morning to buy fresh bread rolls…

Bonus Recipes: American-style Dinner Rolls and Italian Ciabatta

Bonus Recipes: American-style Dinner Rolls and Italian Ciabatta

TimAugust 28, 2020

Recently, Farzam from Soltans Kitchen reached out to me and said that he would be happy to share two bread-baking recipes with my readers. While my focus is solely on German food on this blog, I know that a lot of my readers outside of Germany are also fans of non-German bread, like, for example, American-style dinner rolls or Italian…

Flaky Cinnamon Rolls (‘Franzbrötchen’)

Flaky Cinnamon Rolls (‘Franzbrötchen’)

TimNovember 29, 2020

Ok, ok… I know the pastry in the recipe picture doesn’t look like a cinnamon roll. It looks like a… croissant!? And yes, it is a kind of croissant. A very special kind that is popular in Northern Germany and known there as “Franzbrötchen”. It’s made from a flaky pastry called Danish pastry or “Plunderteig” in German. I refuse to…

Walnut Bread (‘Walnussbrot’)

Walnut Bread (‘Walnussbrot’)

TimMarch 4, 2020

I do love walnuts. In ice cream, with apples, or in this gorgeous walnut bread. As with all good loaves of bread, you will need to be patient with this one. You will need to mix together a poolish the evening before you plan to bake. The crumb of this bread is airy because of the hydration level of 75…

Swabian Pretzels (‘Schwäbische Laugenbrezeln’)

Swabian Pretzels (‘Schwäbische Laugenbrezeln’)

TimSeptember 16, 2020

The pretzel is a national sanctuary of Swabia. There is no other type of bread that better resembles Southern German baking culture. Baking Swabian pretzels is a labor of love. They’re a bit more challenging to make than Bavarian pretzels. However, you will be rewarded with a much better product. It’s a shame that Swabian pretzels are so hard to…

Alsatian Flammkuchen (‘Elsässer Flammkuchen’)

Alsatian Flammkuchen (‘Elsässer Flammkuchen’)

TimSeptember 18, 2019

Crispy flatbreads topped with cultured cream, bacon, and onions. If these words make your mouth water, then continue reading. I’m about to show you how to make super delicious Flammkuchen. The ingredient list is similar to the one of a traditional Quiche Lorraine, however, Flammkuchen are so much quicker and easier to make than a proper quiche. They’re lighter in…

German Doughnuts (‘Krapfen’)

German Doughnuts (‘Krapfen’)

TimFebruary 23, 2020

Krapfen are a staple food in Germany during the fifth season of the year, the carnival season. It doesn’t matter if you like to celebrate carnival the traditional Southern way or the jovial Rhineland way. You’ll find some Krapfen on every coffee table in Germany this time of the year. They’re also known as “Berliner” or “Pfannkuchen” in some other…