Last year I made an Easter Wreath for my German Language class. This year I thought I revisit that recipe and see how I can improve on it. Since then and now I have actually found fresh yeast and thought I would give it a try.
Category Archives: Bread
It is mid-November and that means Christmas is not too far away. Some Germany Christmas items one will find during December need to be prepared somewhat in advance because their ingredients need to sit to develop the right amount of flavour. One of these items would be the Christmas Stollen, a yeast cake with dried fruits and nuts. Great way to share with friends and family is a mini version.
Please give a warm welcome to Marlys from This and That. I met Marlys through the Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Yeah, it’s a long name but a fun way to share and find new recipes. This is Marlys first quest post and as she will tell you, she’s a bit nervous. Give her some love on her blog and Facebook page please.
What to do when you have two nectarines and you don’t really want to eat them? As usual, you use them to bake them. According to my husband this is an awesome recipe and extremely delicious.
In the Pumpkin Soup recipe I showed off some home-made bread bowls. These are relatively easy to make, I think, and I will share the recipe that I used with you today.
Some weeks back I got a “Good Food Box” which had various vegetables and fruits in it as well as a bag of 7 Grain Cereal. It also included a recipe for how to use that cereal, specifically, how to make Seven Grain Bagels with it. By the way: “The Good Food Box is an alternative food distribution system that provides a variety of top-quality, fresh, nutritious foods at an affordable price.” (via CHEP)
I miss bread, real bread, with a crust, and with a bite. This is one of those food differences that most Germany will lament because it’s so encoded in our DNA. Dark bread, black bread, gray bread, buns, don’t forget the buns with like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, mixed seeds. The texture of fluffy bread that still takes some effort to chew.
Every Thursday I am teaching German in a German Language School. My class is the Level 2, which means the kids are between 8 and 12. There is also Level 1, Level 3 and a high school class. The Level 1 teacher usually bakes a bunny (yeast dough) for her class to explain what Germans do for Easter. This time, however, she was somewhat sick and not really able to bake something. I pitched in and made the Easter Wreath.
Today I bring you a recipe from my travels in Europe. For about 6 months I was studying in Derry, Northern Ireland and had the time of my life. Because I was an international student I was eligible to be placed in any part of the UK with a family over the weekend. I chose Scotland (Braveheart and all that got to me), being fascinated by the mountains and the roughness. The family was wonderful and sent me home with this Scottish Scone recipe.
I had some cheese left over from making Goldfish Crackers (see the recipe for those here). Those are fun to make though a bit tedious because the cutter is small. What to do with left over cheese? Besides eating it as it is, which I am not fan of, I thought I could do some more baking with it. A quick look into one baking book and voilá I have a cheese bun recipe.