Classic German Baking

Classic German Baking

The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, From Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Luisa Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-honored sources throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great nostalgia for those of German and Central European heritage. Yet the very best recipes for Germany's cookies, cakes, tortes, and breads, passed down through generations, have never before been collected and perfected for contemporary American home bakers. Enter Luisa Weiss, the Berlin-based creator of the adored Wednesday Chef blog and self-taught ambassador of the German baking canon.

Whether you're in the mood for the simple yet emblematic Streuselkuchen , crisp and flaky Strudel , or classic breakfast Br#65533;tchen , every recipe you're looking for is here, along with detailed advice to ensure success plus delightful storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes. Paired with more than 100 photographs of Berlin and delectable baked goods, such as Elisenlebkuchen , Marmorierter Mohnkuchen , and S chwarzw#65533;lder Kirschtorte , this book will encourage home bakers of all skill levels to delve into the charm of Germany's rich baking tradition.

Classic German Baking is an authoritative collection of recipes that provides delicious inspiration for any time of day, whether it's for a special breakfast, a celebration with friends and family, or just a regular afternoon coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.
Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781607748250
Branch Call Number: 641.5943 Wei
Characteristics: xi, 275 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Pick, Aubrie - Photographer


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Mar 05, 2017

I thought that this book was a little bit of a missed opportunity. While the book is filled with lovely pictures of Germany, there are hardly any pictures of the recipes themselves. This is especially frustrating because many of these baked goods are unfamiliar to bakers in the U.S. and you have to rely exclusively on the authors written instructions. I found myself on the internet searching for photos to make sure that I understood what the completed bake should look like. There are also some complicated dough shaping techniques that would be much easier to recreate with step by step photos. There are also many recipes that use ingredients that are not commonly carried in local grocery stores. Overall, this book is great for experienced bakers looking for new, challenging recipes. I would not recommend this book for a novice home baker.

Mar 04, 2017

What a fun book. I will wait for my name to come up again. Get the recipes that look amazing and hopefully give them a try. Especially the Bee Sting Cake that I was introduced to back in 1975. Big time yummy.

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