Germany

Advent Wreath

Advent, Advent ein Lichtlein brennt. Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier, dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür.” This poem is about the Advent season and will be recited and sung in many kindergartens over the next few… weiterlesen

100% Rye Loaf

After a short break, we are going into the weekend with 100% rye bread. Pure rye breads have a somewhat stronger taste and have a longer shelf life. In the case of pure rye bread, however, the amount of water,… weiterlesen

Landbrot

This round wheat loaf is leavened only by a multi-stage wheat sourdough. The big difference to all of my previous wheat sourdoughs was the multi-stage sourdough with a low TA of 160. The special thing about this basic wheat sourdough… 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

Black Forest Landbrot

The Black Forest Landbrot is a mixed wheat bread with a strong crust and a light and mildly sour taste. In order to get a strong and hearty crust, the bread was baked for the first 15 minutes at 250°C. weiterlesen

Rustic Twists

Countless types of bread fill up our bread baskets that differ in flour mixture, production, form, and taste. They all have one thing in common: a spiced-aromatic taste that develops from the crispy brown crust.  Since rye flour contains no… weiterlesen

Rustic Wholegrain Bread

This rustic wholegrain bread has a long shelf life that I was not used to in wholegrain breads. The proportion of rye in this bread is 80% with 37% of this being soured with the Detmold single-stage process.  A big… 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

Flavor Rolls

For my next baking experiment I tried combining the salt-yeast process, a pre-dough, and a long, cold fermentation. Just as with other fermented products like wine and cheese, the long fermentation time increases the richness of flavor. Though these rolls… weiterlesen

White Loaves

My first experiment with the Salt-Yeast process favored this white bread. For me, this white bread is a classic but it has all but disappeared from the market in recent years. The quality of white loaves has been reduced by… weiterlesen

100 % Wholegrain Rye

Wholegrain Rye Breads are very popular, but only if they have a sufficiently moist crumb and no hard grain pieces. Though there is no course meal in this recipe, the fine wholegrain rye flour creates a very tender crumb. The… weiterlesen

Poolish Baguette

Baguettes are very simple in that they are made from only the essential ingredients of flour, water, salt and yeast.  And it is precisely this simplicity that requires a high level of knowledge and skill in order to achieve a good… weiterlesen