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 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…

Apple Strudel (‘Apfelstrudel’)

Apple Strudel (‘Apfelstrudel’)

TimNovember 4, 2020

Apple strudel is without a doubt the most famous German dessert outside of Germany. I am well aware that it is the pride of Vienna and credit for it should rather go to Austria rather than to Germany. But even the Austrians didn’t invent this dish. The only thing they did was to refine it. The apple strudel was originally…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…