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…

Asparagus Quiche (‘Spargel-Quiche’)

Asparagus Quiche (‘Spargel-Quiche’)

TimMarch 25, 2020

There are few dishes more satisfying than a quiche. I love the textural contrast between the crispy crust and silky custard. Without the shortcrust pastry, quiche would just be a boring custard. For me, quiche is one of those dishes which are perfect to use up whatever you have leftover in the fridge. You can hardly go wrong with the…

Spelt Bread (‘Dinkelbrot’)

Spelt Bread (‘Dinkelbrot’)

TimJanuary 1, 2020

I’ve been running this blog for quite a while now without ever publishing a bread recipe. It’s about time. I’ll promise to not turn this into a baking blog, but this spelt bread is worth a try even for hobby bakers. What would German culture be without bread? A lot of folks over here have some kind of bread with…

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…

Spinach Strudel (‘Spinatstrudel’)

Spinach Strudel (‘Spinatstrudel’)

TimJuly 22, 2020

Strudel doesn’t necessarily have to be a dessert. Just as with pancakes, I prefer the savory variety. There are a million different ways to fill a strudel. This spinach strudel is a popular vegetarian version. The word strudel refers to the shape of the pastry. The thin pastry gets wrapped around the filling by rolling it up. It is the…

Apple Flammkuchen (‘Apfel-Flammkuchen’)

Apple Flammkuchen (‘Apfel-Flammkuchen’)

TimSeptember 30, 2020

I’ve already shown you how to bake the traditional Alsatian Flammkuchen with onions and bacon. But Flammkuchen is not only a savory dish. The name just describes that it is a thin flatbread. The most popular type of sweet Flammkuchen in Germany is Apple Flammkuchen. The dough is the same as for the savory variety. It’s an unleavened bread dough…

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…

Braided Bread (‘Hefezopf’)

Braided Bread (‘Hefezopf’)

TimApril 8, 2020

No Easter holiday is complete without braided bread. In Germany, it’s called Hefezopf while Jewish people refer to it as Challah. It’s very different in taste and texture than typical German bread. It’s soft, fluffy, rich, and slightly sweet. Some might call it a cake, but I think it’s closer to American or Asian-style bread. It tastes similar to a…