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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This book covers the how’s and why’s of bread-making. It is a comprehensive guide on bread ingredients, techniques, and the general bread-making process. It helps you to gain a deeper understanding and enables you to bake bread without a recipe.
Are you new to bread-baking? Start here:
Deep dives in baking technology for advanced bakers:
Bread from a cultural point of view:
Browse my collection of bread recipes:
Carrot Bread Rolls (‘Karottenbrötchen’)
Europe has not just crusty white bread rolls to offer. If you look around, you can find countless recipes for different kinds of bread rolls – like for example these carrot bread rolls. It would take me forever to collect and write down all the unique European recipes. If there would only be a book to document all of those…
German Bagels (‘Fastenbeugel’)
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…
White Asparagus with Cream Sauce (‘Spargel mit heller Soße’)
In Germany, everyone goes crazy for white asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise. It’s a wonderful dish with a very rich taste. But there’s something much better than Sauce Hollandaise for asparagus: White Asparagus with cream sauce. The simple cream sauce in this recipe is so much more flavorful and complex than Sauce Hollandaise could ever be. It’s lighter, creamier, and there’s…