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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Are you new to bread-baking? Start here:

How to bake bread

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Apple Tea

5 blends of apple tea for better health and well-being during the cold season

TimOct 18, 2020

In autumn and winter, I always have a large supply of apples. My parents grow quite a few different varieties of apples in their garden. All of these apple trees are old varieties with an astonishing aroma. The neighbors of my parents are always envious because they had planted their apple trees just a few years ago with new seeds.…

Spinach strudel

Spinach Strudel (‘Spinatstrudel’)

TimJul 22, 2020

Strudel doesn’t necessarily have to be a dessert. Just as with pancakes, I prefer the savory variety. There are a million different ways to fill a strudel. This spinach strudel is a popular vegetarian version. The word strudel refers to the shape of the pastry. The thin pastry gets wrapped around the filling by rolling it up. It is the…

Pralines

How to make candy – Part 10: Chocolate confectionary

TimFeb 21, 2021

Chocolate is mostly used for coating confectionery products. It’s delicious. You dip a sugary product in dark chocolate and that gives you a crisp crust with shiny brown color. If you use dark chocolate, the bitterness nicely compliments the sweetness of the candy. But chocolate can not only be used for coating. You can also find it in the center…