Pâte Fermentée

Handmade Kaiser Rolls

These rolls undoubtedly belong in the “Champion’s League!” Its sublime form encourages readers to bake it again and again- I don’t understand what it is about the Handkaiser when there are so many more simple shapes to bake! Since these… weiterlesen

Bosna Rolls

“Reader request” To interrupt the whole grain series there is now a long-awaited recipe – the Bosna Roll . Though it is been supplanted by the BigMac, Döner, and kebab, it still has many fans. For those that don’t… weiterlesen

La Gâche

This is where the “Art of Baking” really comes into focus! What can I say? I didn’t want to do plaits, buttons, and I just couldn’t look at another pan loaf, but I didn’t expect for the first try to… weiterlesen

Pretzels

For these baked goods it is characteristic that the shaped dough is placed in a lye solution just before they are placed into the oven. This process is where the name “Laugengebäck” (Lye rolls) came from. The most well-known form… weiterlesen

Country Wheat

Unfortunately, over the past few years only direct processing has been used in the production of wheat-based bread. In the last few decades, direct processes have displaced the familiar pre-dough processes such as sourdough and pre-dough. The use of pre-dough… weiterlesen

Handsemmel

These hand rolls are the masterpiece in the category of small rolls. The Handsemmel is a handmade, crispy, crusty, star-shaped, small wheat roll.  When working by hand, light rye flour is recommended.  The five segments of the roll will separate… weiterlesen

Topfen Bread

Right at the start of spring I have come up with a moist topfen bread. With this bread you can really let it all out again. The day before, the Pate Fêrmentêe, sourdough, and soaker are prepared. In retrospect, it… weiterlesen

Feiglinge aus dem Elsass

One of my first entries was on the topic of “Pâte fermentêe“ in which I wrote about rolls that are eaten in Alsace.  It is hard to forget the crispy crust and open crumb of these particular rolls.  Since I… weiterlesen