Classic German Baking

Classic German Baking

The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, From Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen

Book - 2016 | First edition.
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great nostalgia for those of German and Central European heritage. Yet the very best recipes for Germany’s cookies, cakes, tortes, and breads, passed down through generations, have never before been collected and perfected for contemporary American home bakers. Enter Luisa Weiss, the Berlin-based creator of the adored Wednesday Chef blog and self-taught ambassador of the German baking canon. From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-honored sources throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Whether you’re in the mood for the simple yet emblematic Streuselkuchen, crisp and flaky Strudel, or classic breakfast Brötchen, every recipe you’re looking for is here, along with detailed advice to ensure success plus delightful storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes. Paired with more than 100 photographs of Berlin and delectable baked goods, such as Elisenlebkuchen, Marmorierter Mohnkuchen, and Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, this book will encourage home bakers of all skill levels to delve into the charm of Germany’s rich baking tradition."--
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781607748250
Branch Call Number: 641.5943 WEISS
Characteristics: xi, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Pick, Aubrie - Photographer


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 01, 2018

I liked the selection of her German baking recipes: Several different cake recipes using apple and plums for example, also a good list of savory cakes and especially a good list of Christmas cookies. I also thought Luisa provides a pretty good background/idea when a particular type of cake is baked in Germany, be it seasonal or for what occasion. As one reader already commented, it would be handy if all the recipes had a picture or if she had somewhere an online database with all the pictures. But even so, about every 4th cake or so is well pictured in the book.

Mar 05, 2017

I thought that this book was a little bit of a missed opportunity. While the book is filled with lovely pictures of Germany, there are hardly any pictures of the recipes themselves. This is especially frustrating because many of these baked goods are unfamiliar to bakers in the U.S. and you have to rely exclusively on the authors written instructions. I found myself on the internet searching for photos to make sure that I understood what the completed bake should look like. There are also some complicated dough shaping techniques that would be much easier to recreate with step by step photos. There are also many recipes that use ingredients that are not commonly carried in local grocery stores. Overall, this book is great for experienced bakers looking for new, challenging recipes. I would not recommend this book for a novice home baker.

Mar 04, 2017

What a fun book. I will wait for my name to come up again. Get the recipes that look amazing and hopefully give them a try. Especially the Bee Sting Cake that I was introduced to back in 1975. Big time yummy.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at OPL

To Top