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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How to make candy – Part 10: Chocolate confectionary

How to make candy – Part 10: Chocolate confectionary

TimFeb 21, 2021

Chocolate is mostly used for coating confectionery products. It’s delicious. You dip a sugary product in dark chocolate and that gives you a crisp crust with shiny brown color. If you use dark chocolate, the bitterness nicely compliments the sweetness of the candy. But chocolate can not only be used for coating. You can also find it in the center…

Quince Compote (‘Quittenkompott’)

Quince Compote (‘Quittenkompott’)

TimOct 25, 2020

The quince is the last fruit that can be harvested in Germany before the cold and dark winter sets in. Especially among the older generation, it is very common to have a quince tree in the garden. There are two primary ways to preserve this tasty fruit. You can either cook a quince jelly or you can cook a quince…

Creamed Spinach (‘Rahmspinat’)

Creamed Spinach (‘Rahmspinat’)

TimJul 10, 2019

Spinach is a magnificent vegetable. It’s packed with nutrients and the flavor is incredible. I know a lot of people have an aversion to the overcooked, mushy, and bitter spinach porridge they had to eat during their childhood. So today, eating raw baby spinach as part of a salad is en vogue. Sauteed spinach with garlic also got a lot…

How to bake bakery-style German bread rolls with enzymes – Putting theory into practice

How to bake bakery-style German bread rolls with enzymes – Putting theory into practice

TimAug 23, 2020

Last week, I gave you a detailed overview of how baking enzymes work and why they are used so extensively in the food industry and also by artisanal bakers. That was a lot of theory so I thought it might be nice to confirm some of the claims I have made by showing you: How to judge the quality of…

What is strong flour? An in-depth discussion

What is strong flour? An in-depth discussion

TimFeb 28, 2021

Strong flour is wheat flour of superior quality that is suitable to bake airy loaves of bread. Doughs made from strong flour show an increased gas-holding and water-absorption capacity. Strong flour is produced from hard wheat varieties with high protein contents and excellent gluten quality. This question has been answered many times on the internet. So why do I write…

Traditional Baguettes (4 ingredients only)

Traditional Baguettes (4 ingredients only)

TimFeb 17, 2021

It might seem a little weird for you to find a recipe for French baguettes on a German food blog. But let me tell you: German people love baguettes and they are insanely popular here. I would pick a French baguette over a plain breakfast bread roll any day. There’s almost no German bakery where you can’t find baguettes on…

Free Ebook Giveaway: My favorite recipes of 2020

Free Ebook Giveaway: My favorite recipes of 2020

TimJan 6, 2021

It has almost been two years now since this website has been established. And just as last year, I have compiled a small booklet for all my readers with 10 of my favorite recipes that have been posted on the blog over the last year. The booklet is a pdf-file that is free of charge. You don’t need to subscribe…

German Bagels (‘Fastenbeugel’)

German Bagels (‘Fastenbeugel’)

TimMar 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…