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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Steamed Asparagus with 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…

Cheese spaetzle

Cheese Spaetzle (‘Kässpätzle’)

TimMar 13, 2019

Cheese spaetzle is the most popular spaetzle dish outside of Swabia. It’s no wonder to me because Western people love cheese. Especially the great cheeses you can get in Southern Germany. But don’t be surprised when I tell you: Cheese spaetzle are not about the cheese but the onions. It’s true, this dish is a celebration of the humble onion.…

Ciabatta Rolls (Ciabattabrötchen)

Ciabatta Rolls (‘Ciabatta Brötchen’)

TimApr 28, 2021

If there is one thing that French and Italian bakers really excel at then it is the production of aromatic white wheat bread. This recipe for ciabatta rolls is simple. It contains only four ingredients: flour, water, salt, and yeast. No bread improver needed! But wait, this is a German food blog. Why do I share a ciabatta rolls recipe…

Stir-fried asparagus

Stir-fried Asparagus with Bacon (‘Gebratener Spargel mit Speck’)

TimJun 17, 2020

Stir-fried asparagus with bacon is a simple side dish that can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. It’s very common in German cuisine to pair vegetables with some kind of cured pork product. Without a doubt, asparagus is already delicious by itself. But pairing it with the savoriness of bacon takes this humble vegetable to the next level.…

Mango Kohlrabi Salad

Mango Kohlrabi Salad (‘Mango Kohlrabi Salat’)

TimJun 9, 2021

Mango and kohlrabi go great together as in this mango kohlrabi salad. I love raw kohlrabi because of its crunch and refreshing taste whereas I love mango because of its sweetness and exceptional aroma. Another variant of this salad is more common in Germany: carrot mango salad. I love that too but this version with kohlrabi is my favorite. Salads…