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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Swabian Spelt Knauzen (‘Schwäbische Knauzen’)

Swabian Spelt Knauzen (‘Schwäbische Knauzen’)

TimMay 2, 2021

Ad: Post contains affiliate links. Swabian spelt knauzen are one of the simplest and tastiest bread rolls to make. The secret ingredient for great knauzen is time. The dough needs to slowly ferment in the fridge overnight to develop an amazing aroma. Knauzen are part of a group of bread that is called “Genetztes” in Swabia. What makes these types…

What is salt-stressed baker’s yeast and why is it used in breadmaking?

What is salt-stressed baker’s yeast and why is it used in breadmaking?

TimApr 11, 2021

Salt-stressed baker’s yeast has been exposed to osmotic stress caused by a concentrated salt solution. Yeast cells exposed to stress become resistant to a second, more severe stress challenge. Salt-stressed yeast is used in breadmaking because it has a high leavening ability in sweet doughs that contain a high concentration of sugar. Sugar in enriched doughs increases the osmotic stress…

German Boiled Potatoes (‘Kartoffeln’)

German Boiled Potatoes (‘Kartoffeln’)

TimJul 31, 2019

I’ve been writing this blog for half a year now and still haven’t published a basics post about German-style boiled potatoes yet. In the old days, the mighty potato was to Germans what plain rice is until today for most Asians. A staple food that is filling, nutritious, and harmonizes with almost any dish. There are more than 2900 different…

Apple Strudel (‘Apfelstrudel’)

Apple Strudel (‘Apfelstrudel’)

TimNov 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…

German Potato Salad Swabian style (‘Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat’)

German Potato Salad Swabian style (‘Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat’)

TimAug 7, 2019

I’ve seen tons of different recipes for German potato salad across the web. However, most of the stuff that is being published has very little to do with the real deal. German potato salad is an extremely simple and minimalistic dish whereas a lot of recipes on the web tend to include stuff like bacon or celery. For all my…

How noodles are made

How noodles are made

TimJun 14, 2020

Noodles are beloved all across the world. I’m sure every culture knows some kind of noodle dish. However, the origin of noodles remains unclear to this day. The Chinese often claim to have invented noodles and that noodles made their way across the silk road to Europe. They try to back up this claim by a roughly 4000-year old noodle…

Liver spätzle with apples and onions (‘Gebratene Leberspätzle’)

Liver spätzle with apples and onions (‘Gebratene Leberspätzle’)

TimSep 25, 2019

Out of all the different spätzle varieties, liver spätzle are my absolute favorite. There’s something about their savoriness that makes them irresistible. Liver spätzle are commonly served in two different ways: Inside a savory beef broth or sweated in butter together with onions. In my recipe, I added some apple slices to make the dish extra juicy and delicious. If…

Let’s talk about pepper – Part 3: Indonesia and Malaysia

Let’s talk about pepper – Part 3: Indonesia and Malaysia

TimSep 20, 2020

Few countries in this world can match the beautiful landscapes of Indonesia. The largest Muslim state of the world consists of 17 508 islands that contain 147 volcanoes. But you will not just encounter picturesque beaches, Komodo dragons, volcanoes, and coral reefs there. The former Dutch colony is also a major pepper producer. The Indonesian islands were the first ones…