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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Beet Jelly with Potato Dumplings (‘Rote Beete Grütze mit Kartoffelknödeln’)

Beet Jelly with Potato Dumplings (‘Rote Beete Grütze mit Kartoffelknödeln’)

TimNov 18, 2020

You might know that there’s a famous dessert in Northern Germany called ‘Rote Grütze’. It’s a jelly made from fresh berries and often very sweet because Northern people like a lot of sugar in their desserts. This beet jelly is the same thing but it’s made from red beets and I reduced the amount of added sugar drastically for the…

Poultry Liver Mousse (‘Geflügellebercreme’)

Poultry Liver Mousse (‘Geflügellebercreme’)

TimJun 30, 2021

When I saw that chicken livers were on sale I immediately thought that this is a great chance to make a batch of chicken liver mousse to share on the blog. If I look back in time, I can see that I have only posted one liver recipe so far: liver spätzle. But there are so many more tasty German…

Steamed Asparagus with Sauce Maltaise (‘Spargel mit Sauce Maltaise’)

Steamed Asparagus with Sauce Maltaise (‘Spargel mit Sauce Maltaise’)

TimJun 5, 2019

Asparagus is the only vegetable in German cuisine that is considered noble enough to stand by itself without any meat. The white variety, which is in season for no more than two months a year, is considered a national delicacy. When cooked on point, it has a buttery sweet aroma and a creamy rich texture, that makes it melt in…

Zucchini soup (‘Zucchinisuppe’)

Zucchini soup (‘Zucchinisuppe’)

TimJul 3, 2019

When I grew up, we always ate a lot of zucchini during the summertime. The reason for that was that the zucchini in our garden grew crazy fast. I guess every gardener who grows his own zucchini can relate to that. If you’ve forgotten to harvest your small zucchini the day before, they might’ve grown to monster size overnight. The…

French Fries (‘Pommes frites’)

French Fries (‘Pommes frites’)

TimOct 14, 2020

French fries are one of the most popular side dishes in Germany. However, they are seldomly prepared at home as most people don’t like to deep fry in their own kitchen. Real French fries are often prepared in restaurants and fast food stalls. I think that it’s generally a good idea to leave fries to the professionals. Without experience and…

Does blanching kill vitamins?

Does blanching kill vitamins?

TimMar 1, 2020

Blanching seems to have lost some of its former popularity for a lot of home cooks. Word has been spread that you drain away all the nutrients with the cooking water. And if you compare the sweet and caramelized flavor of sauteed and roasted vegetables with the one of the boiled mush your grandma might’ve served you it’s easy to…

Goulash soup (‘Gulaschsuppe’)

Goulash soup (‘Gulaschsuppe’)

TimFeb 26, 2020

Goulash can be served in two different ways in German cuisine. As a stew or as a soup. I already showed you how to make the goulash stew. Today I will share with you my recipe for goulash soup. It’s a lovely dish during the cold days because it makes you feel so warm and comfortable on the inside. I…

German Chicken Soup with Noodles (‘Hühnersuppe’)

German Chicken Soup with Noodles (‘Hühnersuppe’)

TimFeb 3, 2021

Last week, I’ve given you a recipe for Swabian semolina soup noodles. There is no better way to enjoy them than in a piping hot bowl of German chicken soup. A long time ago, I had already published a recipe for chicken noodle soup. This one was meant to be a way to use up leftover chicken from cooking chicken…