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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Blue Trout

Blue Trout (‘Forelle Blau’)

TimNov 28, 2021

What is the best way to cook fresh trout? It’s to poach it in water so the skin turns blue. Hence the name of this dish: blue trout. It is the slime layer on the trout skin that turns blue when the fish is cooked in an acidic environment. Hence it is very important that you don’t wash the trout…

Pork Rib Soup

Pork Rib Soup (‘Rippcheneintopf’)

TimJun 24, 2020

I love hearty soups that contain all the elements of a wholesome meal. Just as for example the Swabian beef soup (‘Gaisburger Marsch’), this pork rib soup has it all: Potatoes, vegetables, and meat. All cooked to perfection in a savory broth. Spare ribs used to be a very cheap cut of meat in Germany. They were not used as…

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The shocking truth about public health in Germany and North America

TimJul 19, 2020

Every year the Bloomberg Global Health Index ranks the countries of this world in regard to the health of the overall population. There are several factors that make up the final score of a country, for example: Health risks (eg. smoking, obesity, high blood pressure)Availability of clean waterLife expectancyMalnutritionCauses of death Every ranked country gets a score between 0 to…

Sugar Cane Harvest

The history and future of sugar + how it is produced

TimAug 9, 2020

The history and production of sugar are two of the most fascinating topics regarding food culture. We often think of sugar as a basic food commodity that is easy and cheap to produce. Yet, white table sugar is one of the most sophisticated food items in this world. For its production, you need a specific plant with high sucrose content,…

What is autolysis in breadmaking and is it worth the extra effort?

What is autolysis in breadmaking and is it worth the extra effort?

TimApr 4, 2021

In breadmaking, dough autolysis refers to mixing flour and water followed by a rest period. After the resting phase, the other dough ingredients are added and the dough is mixed and kneaded. Autolysis reduces the required mixing time until the dough is fully developed and, thereby, reduces the dough’s oxidation level. A high level of dough oxidation because of intense…