German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great stalgia 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 can. From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-hored 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 Brotchen, 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 Schwarzwalder 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 afteron coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.
LUISA WEISS is a Berlin-born, American-Italian food writer who grew up eating warm Streuselschnecken on her way to school and believes dark winter days are best enjoyed whilst sharing Lebkuchen and Zimtsterne with family and friends. Luisa is the creator of the blog The Wednesday Chef and author of the lauded memoir, My Berlin Kitchen. Her work has been featured on Design*Sponge and National Public Radio and in Food&Wine, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Harper's Bazaar Germany, among many others. She lives in Berlin with her husband and son.