Adventures in Baking Begins

Adventures in Baking Begins

I’ve been lurking here for a bit and finally decided to join.  I bake for fun and I’ve recently made a foray back into the kitchen.  Being semi-retired I do have a bit more time on my hands.  Add to that Knitting Club’s attendance at a bread baking class and Viola….another hobby!

We started with a sourdough loaf and Challah both of which came out fantastic.  Half of the sourdough still resides in the freezer for later enjoyment…the Challah is gone….the last few slices dipped in egg, fried and smothered in Ron Wenzel’s famous maple syrup…yum!


Next I started a quest to find recipes for the breads like we always get in Germany….a nice sourdough rye and brötchen, especially the ones with seeds in and on.  So far I’ve found three keeper recipes:  Weizenbrötchen, Schwarzwalder Kruste and Bauernbrot.  (Links to be added.


I have been going full bore with the baking but now that I’ve found some recipes that we love, I will start limiting my baking to once or twice a week, as needed.  That doesn’t mean I won’t be experimenting but I will need to feed the guinea pigs (=friends) instead of eating it all!

Source: Fresh Loaf