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New Year’s Cake with Punch or Glühwein

For all readers there is still a quick and delicious cake recipe before New Year’s Eve. The dough is prepared from a sponge, a creamy butter mixture and some spelt flour. To refine the cake, some orange peel and chocolate… weiterlesen

Chocolate Croissant

So what does the butter in the dough do that make croissants and Danish pastries so flaky? Butter is made up of fat and water. If you heat the butter, the water evaporates. The resulting steam lifts the dough and… weiterlesen

Bread Twists

Bread twists are a classic that should not be left out of the wheat sourdough category. The simple preparation and the uncomplicated work-up can give beginners a true sense of accomplishment. The one thing that can perhaps present a problem… weiterlesen

Wholemeal Bread

To expand the range of yeast-free breads, here is a recipe for all the wholegrain lovers. The variant I have chosen is about 25% coarse wholemeal flour and can be increased or reduced as desired. In addition, the freshness is… weiterlesen

Chocolate Cakes

The simplest chocolate cake batter consists of the following ingredients: butter, eggs, sugar, flour and couverture. In order to better incorporate these ingredients into the recipe, I have put some points together for you: Flour: Ideally, unbleached wheat flour type… weiterlesen

Streusel Cake

A very easy and quick option in the pastry kitchen is a cake with fruit. For the production, a sweet yeasted dough is prepared. After a short rise, this is rolled out and placed in a baking form. This is… weiterlesen

Carrot Cake

“Bake me a cake as fast as you can…” Whoever wants to bake well has to have some know-how when it comes to measurements, creams and glazes. Baking offers double the fun, because it rewards the baker with sweet and… weiterlesen

Pane di Zucca Carota

Of course people have different tastes in bread, one loves sour breads, the other only mild. Differences are possible from region to region and it may well be that wholemeal breads are deliberately baked with an intense and strong acidic… weiterlesen

Pane di farina di segale (Rye Bread)

The key to making good wholegrain bread is a flawless sourdough. Any type of sourdough is suitable for making wholegrain breads, provided it is based on wholegrains. For conventional rye breads, 34-45% of the flour is soured in order to… weiterlesen

Shepherd’s Loaf

In order to be able to organize the upcoming baking course for rye bread in the Meraner Mühle, I was given different types of flour to test. At first I thought that the Italian rye flours were very similar to… weiterlesen

Nut Snails (Nussschnecken)

A sweet yeast dough is used as the basis for these nut rolls, called “Nussschnecken,” meaning nut snails in German. When it is still in flat pieces, the yeast dough is layered with the nut filling. Then it is rolled… weiterlesen

Sugar Snails (Zuckerschnecken)

Since I have neglected making pastries, I will alternately publish a pastry in the middle of the week for the next few weeks. Different variations of brioche, fried bread and Danish pastries will sweeten the coming weekends. The brioche will… weiterlesen