Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss Review
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.
Classic German Baking is an authoritative collection of recipes that provides delicious inspiration for any time of day, whether it’s for a special breakfast, a celebration with friends and family, or just a regular afternoon coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Luisa Weiss is an American-Italian food writer based in Berlin. She is the author of My Berlin Kitchen, a food memoir about growing up between Berlin and Boston, is the founder of the acclaimed food blog, The Wednesday Chef, and is the food columnist for Harper's Bazaar Germany. Her latest book, Classic German Baking, is a collection of the very best recipes from across Germany and Austria for cakes, rolls, cookies, tortes, and Christmas confections. Weiss lives with her husband and son in Berlin.
Cassandra's Review- You can really tell that there was a lot of research and hard work put into this cookbook. There is just an overflow of information with recipes included. The whole book is going to be a huge help if you want to learn to bake German goodies. The ingredients can get pricey and it will take a lot of work to create the delights.
Posted by Cassandra McCann