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.
Category Archives: Bread
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.
I was baking a cake the other day and thought I should use some of my whole wheat flour. I’ve heard many times that whale wheat flour would go rancid after a while. Since I haven’t used mine in a while I was a bit worried that it could be case. So, find a recipe that would use those. Sadly, a lot of German bread and bun recipes require various types of flour. I am not even sure if I could buy them all here. However, I stumbled upon this recipes which uses regular and whole wheat flour.
I told you that I will have themed months for 2012 and I certainly hope I will be able to keep that up for all 12 months. January will be about bread and not just bread but also buns and we start off with a biscuit. (Ok, that neither falls under bread nor under rolls I believe but I think you get the meaning.)
Biscuits are certainly not too common in Germany, at least I don’t recall them from home or anything. I believe the first time I came across them was when I lived in Northern Ireland. The Islands are known for their love of biscuits, crumpets and scones. They come in various shapes and flavours and are really versatile.
This recipes is another of those that I learned at the Bistro when working at Dutch growers and I love them a lot.
This is another recipe from my time in the Bistro. Those buns were made to go with Chili con Carne and honestly, they do very well. However, if you need some buns for any occasion, these are the go to ones. They are fairly simple to make I find if you are ok with yeast dough. I know my mother doesn’t like that type of dough and I believe neither does my grandmothers. There is always the chance of killing the yeast, which can happen quickly. I am not saying that I am an expert with this, I had some accidents myself already. Practice is the key word, as always.