German Bread Recipes

These German bread recipes ("Brot") are some of my favourite ways to re-create that German bakery-fresh aroma and taste in my kitchen.

Included are some tips on how to bake bread -- the easy way! 

One of the best things about visiting Germany (and I suppose living in Germany) is being able to go to the local bakery, usually just around the corner, and buy fresh rolls (buns) in the morning.

The earlier, the better, because there's so much choice then. AND the choice seems over-whelming at times.

From the regular crusty white rolls of different shapes to the healthy whole grain ones with seeds within and on top and on the bottom. Then, there's everything between as well. There's rye, spelt, wheat, oat, plus others I've never heard of, as well as combinations.

The same goes for bread. So many varieties! It's never an easy choice, so we normally end up buying at least two types (usually a half loaf of each). AND it's all fresh that day.

Without chemicals, meaning it won't last long. But who wants it to last? There's always the bakery around the corner the next day to try something different.

One of the hardest things to do once home is to try to bake what we had in Germany. It should be so simple, but it's not. "How do I make German bread at home." is one of the most frequently asked questions I get. To tell you the truth, I'm still looking for that special recipe that will easily replicate those great whole-grain rolls.

Below, though, are some really good German bread recipes, as well as rolls and buns, that will bring that bakery aroma and taste to your kitchen. The Sour Dough Whole Grain No-Knead Bread shown is the one my children grew up with. It's one of my original recipes I developed because I wanted simple, quick, healthy, and German-tasting.

Quick? Well, it depends what you call quick. Because it uses yeast, there is rising time involved. Because it uses sourdough, there is some waiting time involved.

Actual work time is kept at a minimum though -- there's no kneading. It's literally just: dump everything in the bowl and mix. Keep adding good stuff until it's too hard to mix further. Done. Into the pans. Let rise again. Bake. Enjoy. That's it!

Another quick way of making bread is to use a bread machine. Here, too, I've been experimenting with breads that mimic those delicious German loaves. I've finally perfected Rye Bread in the machine. Delicious!

As always, I'd love to get your recipes as well. You can always add them to Your Fav's. As well, I always love reading your comments below.

Try these Breads and Rolls

Paska Susan's Easter Buns

Pretzels (not quite bread, but baked and delicious!)

German Rye Bread Use your bread machine for this. Now, that's quick!

Sourdough No Knead Bread Recipe What my boys grew up on!

Sweet Roll Recipe makes either a loaf or rolls


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"People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4 (NLT)

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