These German bread recipes ("Brot") are some of my favorite 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.
The wonderful thing is that there are usually several bakeries in every little town. How wunderbar to go 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.
Artisan Bread - so simple to make!
Paska - Susan's Easter Buns
Pretzels - (not quite bread, but baked and delicious!)
Pretzels, Andy's - sent in by a baker!
Rye Bread - use your bread machine for this. That's quick!
Sourdough Whole Grain No-Knead Bread - Super healthy
Sweet Rolls - makes either a loaf or rolls
One of the hardest things to do at 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.
Above, 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 Sourdough Whole Grain No-Knead Bread 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 the recipe for rye bread in the machine. Delicious!
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