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Classic German Baking

  • Hardcover $35.00

    Oct 18, 2016 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $18.99

    Oct 18, 2016 | 288 Pages

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Praise

“If you’re fascinated by German baking, by the recipes for kuchen, cakes, tortes, cookies, and yeasted sweets passed down through generations, then you’ll be as joyful as I am that Luisa Weiss has given us this beautifully written and photographed book. Here, at last, is our portal to learning more about the long tradition of German baking, which has influenced bakers around the world, and to recreating such wonders at home. Classic German Baking is a sweet adventure.”
— Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie’s Cookies and the New York Times best-selling Baking Chez Moi

“I’ve waited a long time for another book by Luisa Weiss. In demystifying German baking she has done all cooks a great service. An inspiring and delicious labour of love.”
— Diana Henry, The Daily Telegraph

“Even if you don’t have the stamina for homemade apple strudel or Black Forest cake, this Berlin-born food blogger will win you over with her sandy almond sugar cookies.”
The New York Times

“Luisa Weiss takes classic German recipes and transforms them into extraordinarily modern takes. This is a book that even a novice can be inspired by.”
— Mindy Segal, author of Cookie Love

“I value few things more than classic recipes that honor tradition, are presented with heart, and are so well tested that you know you can trust them. This impressive volume by the wonderful Luisa Weiss is filled with these sorts of recipes. I can almost taste the apricot jam and smell the almond paste just by reading Classic German Baking.”
— Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories

“From stunning layered cakes to fruit-forward tarts and spiced holiday cookies, Luisa Weiss opens up the world of German baking to bakers around the world. My dream is to be in her kitchen, stretching strudel, twisting pretzels and layering chocolate tortes alongside her. Classic German Baking takes me right there.”
— David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen

“This overdue guide is a happy marriage of European craft and American sensibilities.”
—Bonnie S. Benwick, The Washington Post

“As an expat American, Weiss has a sense of discovery that permeates her book, giving a sense of wonder and appreciation to the sometimes complicated recipes. It’s just the right sensibility, and it makes for a cookbook that’s not only useful and instructive but charming.”
— Amy Scattergood, The Los Angeles Times

“Berlin-born food writer Weiss (My Berlin Kitchen) collects masterpieces of time-tested recipes to create this traditional classic that, like her lebkuchen (old-fashioned German gingerbread), is bound to stand the test of time and taste. […] Collected from various places and people—whether it’s a cookbook or from her German assistant—this cookbook presents a beautiful piece of German tradition.”
Publishers Weekly 

“In Classic German Baking, author and former cookbook editor Luisa Weiss surpassed those expectations with an engaging, precise, and pitch-perfect collection of more than 100 recipes that deserve to be better known in the U.S.”
— Lisa Rojany, NY Journal of Books

Table Of Contents

CONTENTS 


COOKIES 12 

BUTTERKEKSE 14 

Simplest Butter Cookies 

HEIDESAND 15 

Sandy Almond Sugar Cookies 

SCHWARZ-WEISS GEBÄCK 16 

Checkerboard Cookies 

BLITZKUCHEN 19 

Almond-Sugar Cookies 

MANDELHÖRNCHEN 20 

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Crescents 

KNERKEN 22 

Cardamom Snap Cookies 

ZIMTBREZELN 23 

Cinnamon Pretzels 

WALNUSS-ZWIEBACK 25 

Twice-Baked Walnut Crisps 

RUSSISCH BROT 26 

Cocoa-Meringue Alphabet Cookies 

LÖFFELBISKUIT 27 

Ladyfingers 

NUSSECKEN 28 

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookie Bars 

EISENBAHNSCHNITTEN 31 

Almond Cream Jam Bars 

PRASSELKUCHEN MIT BLÄTTERTEIG 33 

Saxonian Glazed Streusel Slices 

SCHWÄBISCHER PRASSELKUCHEN 34 

Swabian Streusel-Jam Slices 

AMERIKANER 36 

Lemon-Glazed Cakelets 

CAKES 38 

ANISBROT 40 

Aniseed Sponge Cake 

NUSSKUCHEN 42 

Toasted Hazelnut Loaf Cake 

VERSUNKENER APFELKUCHEN 43 

Sunken Apple Cake 

APFEL-MARZIPAN-KUCHEN 44 

Apple-Almond Cake 

GEDECKTER APFELKUCHEN 46 

Glazed Apple Cake 

KÄSEKUCHEN 48 

Classic Quark Cheesecake 

KÄSEKUCHEN OHNE BODEN 50 

Crustless Quark Cheesecake 

QUARKKUCHEN MIT MANDARINEN 52 

Mandarin Orange Cheesecake 

RUSSISCHER ZUPFKUCHEN 54 

Chocolate Quark Cheesecake 

LOTTCHEN’S KIRSCHKUCHEN 57 

Sunken Lemon-Cherry Cake 

DUNKLER KIRSCHKUCHEN 58 

Spiced Chocolate-Cherry Cake 

KIRSCHSTREUSELKUCHEN 61 

Sour Cherry Streusel Cake 

ERDBEER-SAHNE BISKUITROLLE 63 

Strawberry Cream Roll 

ZITRONENBISKUITROLLE 66 

Lemon Cream Roll 

MARILLENFLECK 69 

Austrian Apricot Sheet Cake 

RHABARBERKUCHEN 70 

Simple Rhubarb Cake 

MARMORKUCHEN 72 

Marble Cake 

MARMORIERTER MOHNKUCHEN 74 

Marbleized Poppy-Seed Cake 

YEASTED CAKES 78 

ZUCKERKUCHEN 81 

Sugar Cake 

BUTTERKUCHEN 82 

Butter-Almond Cake 

STREUSELKUCHEN 84 

Yeasted Streusel Cake 

APFELKUCHEN 86 

Yeasted Apple Cake 

PFLAUMENSTREUSELKUCHEN 88 

Yeasted Plum Cake with Streusel 

BIENENSTICH 90 

Honey-Almond Caramel Cake 

MOHNSTREUSELKUCHEN 93 
Poppy-Seed Streusel Cake 

GUGELHUPF 95 

Yeasted Cake with Rum-Soaked Raisins 

SCHOKOLADEN-GUGELHUPF 97 

Chocolate-Stuffed Yeasted Cake 

SCHLESISCHE MOHNROLLE 99 

Silesian Poppy-Seed Roll 

ROSENKUCHEN 102 

Spiced Cocoa Pinwheel Cake 

KRANZKUCHEN 104 

Braided Almond-Cream Wreath 

NUSSZOPF 107 

Glazed Nut Braid 

MOHNZOPF 109 

Poppy-Seed Braid 

TORTES AND STRUDELS 112 

RÜBLITORTE 114 

Carrot-Nut Torte 

HANNCHEN-JENSEN-TORTE 117 

Meringue Cream Cake 

HEIDJERTORTE 119 

Lingonberry Buckwheat Cream Torte 

FRIESENTORTE 122 

Plum Cream Torte 

SCHWARZWÄLDER KIRSCHTORTE 123 

Black Forest Cake 

MOHNTORTE 126 

Flourless Poppy-Seed Torte 

SACHERTORTE 128 

Glazed Chocolate Torte 

NUSSTORTE VON HAMMERSTEIN 132 

Glazed Hazelnut Torte 

LINZERTORTE 134 

Spiced Almond Jam Tart 

TRÄUBELESTORTE 136 

Redcurrant Meringue Torte 

PFLAUMENSTRUDEL 138 

Plum Strudel 

APFELSTRUDEL 141 

Apple Strudel 

TOPFENSTRUDEL 145 

Quark Strudel

SAVORIES 148 

SÜDDEUTSCHE LAUCHTORTE 150 

Creamy Leek Tart 

PETERLINGSKUCHEN 151 

Swabian Parsley Cake 

ZWIEBELKUCHEN 152 

Savory Onion Cake 

GRÜNER KUCHEN 154 

Savory Green Onion and Bacon Cake 

SALZEKUCHEN 156 

Hessian Potato Cake 

HERZHAFTER KÄSEKUCHEN 158 

Savory Cheesecake 

KARTOFFELSTRUDEL 161 

Potato Strudel 

KRAUTSTRUDEL 163 

Cabbage Strudel 

KARTOFFEL-KÄSE DINNEDE 166 

Swabian Potato-Cheese Flat Bread 

SPECK-WALNUSS GUGELHUPF 168 

Bacon-Walnut Gugelhupf 

BREADS AND ROLLS 170 

BRÖTCHEN 172 

Classic Breakfast Rolls 

MOHNHÖRNCHEN 175 

Poppy-Seed Crescent Rolls 

SEELEN 177 

Swabian Spelt Caraway Rolls 

HEISSWECKEN 179 

Raisin-Spice Buns 

ROGGENBRÖTCHEN 182 

Rye Rolls 

ROSINENBRÖTCHEN 184 

Whole Wheat Raisin Buns 

KÄSE-KÜMMEL-BRÖTCHEN 186 

Caraway-Cheese Rye Rolls 

QUARKBRÖTCHEN 188 

Sweet Quark Rolls 

QUARK-OSTERHASEN 190 

Soft Quark Bunny Rolls 

SCHWARZWÄLDER KARTOFFELBRÖTCHEN 192 

Potato Rolls with Bacon and Caraway 

BREZELN 194 

Soft Pretzels 

FRANZBRÖTCHEN 197 

Cinnamon-Sugar Buns 

ROSINENSCHNECKEN 202 

Raisin-Frangipane Spiral Buns 

BREMER KÜRBISBROT 204 
Roasted Squash Bread 

AACHENER POSCHWECK 206 

Easter Bread with Raisins and Sugar Cubes 

SCHWEIZER ZOPF 209 

Swiss Braid 

ROSINENZOPF 213 

Sweet Raisin Bread 

CHRISTMAS FAVORITES 216 

LEBKUCHEN 218 

Old-Fashioned German Gingerbread 

ELISENLEBKUCHEN 220 

Glazed Flourless Nuremberg Lebkuchen 

HONIGLEBKUCHEN 222 

Honeyed Lebkuchen Squares with Caramelized Almonds 

LEBKUCHEN-POWIDLTATSCHKERLN 224 

Plum-Filled Gingerbread Pockets 

BIBERLE 226 

Gingerbread Almond Nuggets 

PFEFFERNÜSSE 228 

Iced Spice Cookies 

BASLER LECKERLI 229 

Swiss Spice Squares 

SPRINGERLE 231 

Swabian Anise Cookies 

SPEKULATIUS 234 

Almond Spice Cookies 

BETHMÄNNCHEN 236 

Almond Domes 

ZEDERNBROT 237 

Lemon-Almond Crescent Cookies 

NUSSSTANGEN 238 

Hazelnut-Almond Batons 

ZIMTSTERNE 241 

Cinnamon-Almond Meringue Stars 

MAKRONENSCHNITTEN 242 

Walnut Macaroon Slices with Jam 

BASLER BRUNSLI 243 

Swiss Almond-Chocolate Cookies 

HASELNUSS-HIMBEER MAKRONEN 244 

Hazelnut-Raspberry Macaroons 

WEIHNACHTSPLÄTZCHEN 246 

Simple Christmas Cookies 

VANILLEKIPFERL 248 

Melting Vanilla-Almond Crescents 

GEFÜLLTE ORANGENTALER 249 
Candied Orange Sandwich Cookies 

FRÜCHTEBROT 250 

Austrian Fruit Bread 

CHRISTBROT 252 

Sweet Christmas Bread 

QUARKSTOLLEN 256 

Quark-Almond Sweet Bread 

STOLLENKONFEKT 257 

Bite-Size Stollen 

BAUMKUCHEN 259 

Chocolate-Glazed Tree Cake 

BASICS 262 

QUARK 264 

Sour Fresh Cheese 

MARZIPANROHMASSE 264 

Almond Paste 

PFLAUMENMUS 265 

Spiced Plum Butter 

LEBKUCHENGEWÜRZ 265 

Lebkuchen Spice Mix 

STREUSEL 266 

Basic Streusel 

MANDELSTREUSEL 266 

Almond Streusel 

VANILLEZUCKER 267 

Vanilla Sugar 

SCHLAGSAHNE 267 

Lightly Sweetened Whipped Cream

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