Austria

Crusty Rye Bread

The first attempt at baking this was riddled with failure. I was accustomed to the rise time of a 70/30 flour mixture and I completely overlooked the proofing time. My second mistake was starting the bake at a temperature that… weiterlesen

Alsatian Dough Rolls

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

Mediterranean Pan Bread

My first bread in the category “Pane Italiano“ is a wheat bread that is baked in a pot. Although I use salt in my recipe, those that would like can just leave it out. Those that have been to tuscany… weiterlesen

Farmer’s Loaf

This bread is characterized by its robust, yet also sour flavor. A wonderful bread with excellent shelf life that is achieved through a long baking time.  Its rustic appearance and irregular shape lend it the air of an artisan bakery. weiterlesen

Hausbrot

I am always asking myself: Which sourdough method is the best and results in the best bread? There is no general answer to this question given the large number of sourdough types. Each process has its own advantages and disadvantages. weiterlesen

Croissant

Croissants are a specialty that can only be made with butter. From the process the croissant can take on a high content of fat which makes freezing and storing the finished dough possible. The dough should be well packaged before… weiterlesen

Cossack’s Bread

Just as from the edge of the sword the slice of the Cossack’s bread should fall and strong is the taste of this mixed rye bread. This is ensured by the sourdough which brings a mildly sour flavor to the… weiterlesen

Wachauer

The Wachau Bun is a type of roll that was invented by the Schmidl Bakery in Dürnstein. The main ingredients are wheat and rye flours wherein a portion of the rye flour is used in the sourdough. The original recipe… weiterlesen

Baguettes with Wheat Sourdough

For this recipe selection a portion of the flour is added in the form of sourdough. The baguettes look awesome from the enormous oven spring.  Taste-wise they lag behind the ones with a long and cool proof. For my next… weiterlesen

Baguette with Long Rise

For the beginners that would like to try making baguettes but have not yet found a trusted recipe, I can recommend this one.  For the baguette, the flour and water are mixed up and left to autolyze for 30 minutes. weiterlesen