Nuremberg Gingerbread, Elisen, Lebkuchen Sticky post

Authentic “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” (Gingerbread)

The Nuremberg or Nürnberger Lebkuchen manufacturers have always baked, not only for the needs of the Nuremberg residents, but also for long-distance trade. Nuremberg gingerbreads went “all over the world” on old trade routes and with them the good reputation Continue reading Authentic “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” (Gingerbread)

No-knead German crusty bread, Bauernbrot

Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

I became a bread baking enthusiast a while back watching a video of a Bakery in NYC. The clip started: “It’s so easy, a four year old can do it”. I had to try, and I am hooked ever since. I have been trying different versions and researched baking techniques, and to my surprise, this Bread taste the closest I grew up with in Germany Continue reading Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

German spicy Spekulatius Cookies

Crispy German Spice Cookies, the Spekulatius

Spekulatius, or Speculoos in English, is a thin crispy spice cookie made of seasoned shortcrust pastry in the form of figurative representations. The origin of the pastry is believed to have originated in Belgium and the Netherlands; but other regions such as the Lower Rhine or Westphalia also make some claims. In Dutch it is called Speculaas, in French as Spéculoos. The relief shape can … Continue reading Crispy German Spice Cookies, the Spekulatius