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German Bread Recipes ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

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German Brötchen ~ Bread Rolls are so wunderbar!

These German bread recipes, aka Brot, are some of my favorite ways to re-create that German bakery-fresh aroma and taste in my kitchen. Also included are some tips on how to bake bread -- the easy way

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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 one heads to the baker in the morning, 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.

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.

The main reason for not being able to actually replicate a German recipe for bread outside of Germany is that the flour is different. And, the yeast is different, especially if one is using a sourdough starter. 

To tell you the truth, I'm still looking for that special recipe that will easily mimic those great whole-grain rolls, but I'm coming real close. That artisan bread is a great substitute for a white Brötchen.

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 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!

Use a Bread Machine to make it quickly ...

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!

Other times, I just use the bread machine to make the dough and have the first rise in it, since it's a nice warm environment. Then I take the dough out and finish it by hand. Easy peasy. 


Using an easy bread machine method keeps the time in the kitchen to a bare minimum, while at the same time filling the house with such a fragrance!

I've had my Black and Decker All-In-One Breadmaker for years. 

I use it for making breads, of course, but mostly for making dough. It's the easiest way I've found to make yeast doughs for all sorts of baking.

Brötchen and Kuchen. Staples of German baking!

When it's time to replace my current bread machine, I'll be buying another Black and Decker like the one shown here. 

Click the photo for more info ...

Along with the preprogrammed settings, it's larger, meaning I can make more dough (= more Brötchen!) and larger loaves.


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