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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Onion Cake (‘Zwiebelkuchen’)

Onion Cake (‘Zwiebelkuchen’)

TimJanuary 13, 2021

We love savory cakes in Germany. Among my favorite cakes are quiche, flammkuchen, and cabbage cake. And this onion cake. Onions are naturally sweet and delicious. There are countless different preparation methods for the pie crust. Most people prefer yeast dough. But for this recipe, I decided to introduce you to another unique German pie crust: quark-oil dough. The quark-oil…

Breakfast Bread Rolls (‘Weizenbrötchen’)

Breakfast Bread Rolls (‘Weizenbrötchen’)

TimMarch 18, 2020

Crispy on the outside, fluffy and airy on the inside. This pretty accurately describes the perfect German bread roll. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…