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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Fish Cakes with Cucumber Yogurt (‘Fischküchle mit Gurkenjoghurt’)
I would choose fish cakes over meatballs at any occasion. They are light, delicate, and incredibly tender. Meat, fish, grain, and vegetable patties are insanely popular across German cuisine. It’s said that the American hamburger was invented by putting German meatballs on a slice of bread. Now, a fish cake or meatball is quite different from how you would prepare…
Swabian Soup Noodles (‘Schwäbische Suppennudeln’)
People in Asia might prefer their soup noodles to be spaghetti-like long strips. But from a German perspective, this is a very inconvenient way to enjoy noodle soup. Why would you eat the noodles separate from the broth and other soup ingredients? In a German soup, every ingredient needs to be spoonable. Thus Swabian soup noodles need to be cut…
Our food isn’t bitter enough anymore
One of the things I have noticed in recent years is the revival of old vegetable varieties. Jerusalem artichokes, baby turnips, and parsley roots have all made their comeback into German cuisine and are now more popular than ever. But it’s not just the Germans who rediscover their love for vegetables that they have once frowned upon. Apparently, Brussel sprouts…