Cookbook Giveaway - Classic German Baking

Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen by Luisa Weiss is a glorious book devoted to all the tempting and classic baked goods for which Germany is known. The Wednesday Chef, Luisa's blog is indexed for our members as is her first title, My Berlin Kitchen.

Luisa 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 charming storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes.

Luisa has several events scheduled and you can read more about Classic German Baking in our review and recipe post

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the U.S. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Are there any German bakery items you would like to recreate?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends November 28th, 2016. 

 

109 Comments

  • kimtrev  on  10/24/2016 at 12:47 PM

    I would like to learn to make strudel

  • Marcia1206  on  10/24/2016 at 12:53 PM

    I would love to bake a Black Forest Cake. Black cherries and all. My family loves it!

  • Lyndaherman  on  10/24/2016 at 1:13 PM

    Apple strudel

  • camtncook  on  10/24/2016 at 1:24 PM

    Apple cake

  • lebarron2001  on  10/24/2016 at 1:36 PM

    I would like to make strudel

  • mcrimmins  on  10/24/2016 at 1:37 PM

    Braided Almond Wreath would be a perfect Christmas present for the neighbors.

  • jupflute  on  10/24/2016 at 1:53 PM

    I'm always trying to recreate the old family recipes my dad remembers from his childhood. I modified a zwetschgenkuchen recipe from The Wednesday Chef and apparently came up with something fairly close. Apparently there was also an apple cake/tart made somewhat similarly that I am thinking of trying out next.

  • MadMom  on  10/24/2016 at 1:53 PM

    I would make some apple strudel or some apple cake!

  • BakerFrenchCreek  on  10/24/2016 at 2:10 PM

    I have made strudel once under the direction of a German master baker. I know I could sure use the follow up instructions in this book to become adept!

  • judyhm  on  10/24/2016 at 2:12 PM

    I would love to bake the cakes that my grandmothers used to bake.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/24/2016 at 2:16 PM

    Lebkuechen

  • Karow  on  10/24/2016 at 3:27 PM

    I love Quark pastries and would love to make those at home

  • sir_ken_g  on  10/24/2016 at 5:01 PM

    not sure what grandma made - but I would figure it out.

  • joanhuguet  on  10/24/2016 at 5:48 PM

    apple cake

  • ravensfan  on  10/24/2016 at 5:52 PM

    I'd love to make pretzels.

  • rpepper  on  10/24/2016 at 6:54 PM

    I recently learned that my Pepper surname was originally Pfeffers and that I'm of German descent, many generations back. I'm interested in baking German breads and pastries as a way of honoring my new-found ancestry. I'd probably start with a stollen, since the season is nearly upon us.

  • hae1123  on  10/24/2016 at 6:57 PM

    Black forest cake or Marzipan stollen!

  • SamanthaV  on  10/24/2016 at 7:28 PM

    My mother is German and used to make an amazing German Apple cake, it had a cake base and quark on top with apples pushed into the top.

  • Siegal  on  10/24/2016 at 7:59 PM

    I want to make Black Forest cake

  • laureljean  on  10/24/2016 at 8:12 PM

    German soft pretzels

  • Deneenm  on  10/24/2016 at 8:14 PM

    I'd love to learn to make stollen

  • Alleycat  on  10/24/2016 at 8:24 PM

    Strudel.

  • sgump  on  10/24/2016 at 8:25 PM

    I agree with those who've mentioned stollen: the season approaches!

  • slowens  on  10/24/2016 at 9:22 PM

    svetchenkuchen!!!

  • eliza  on  10/24/2016 at 9:24 PM

    Definitely stollen.

  • tangaloor  on  10/24/2016 at 9:46 PM

    Pflaumenkuchen is the treat I remember from visits to Germany when I was a child.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  10/24/2016 at 9:51 PM

    Any classic German Christmas cookie!

  • alirov  on  10/24/2016 at 10:58 PM

    Definitely pretzels!

  • verorenee  on  10/24/2016 at 11:31 PM

    Hmm I want to learn more first then pick something ;)

  • Rinshin  on  10/24/2016 at 11:58 PM

    apple strudel

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  10/25/2016 at 12:46 AM

    So many items, but at this time of the year probably stollen.

  • mmmmkate  on  10/25/2016 at 5:28 AM

    My Nußecken are hit and miss, so Luisa's recipe for those, for sure.

  • nadiam1000  on  10/25/2016 at 7:35 AM

    German rye bread

  • meggan  on  10/25/2016 at 8:42 AM

    I would love to make a good strudel.

  • MmeFleiss  on  10/25/2016 at 9:39 AM

    Definitely the stolen that I had when I was last there.

  • beccawriter  on  10/25/2016 at 9:42 AM

    Jelly doughnuts!

  • Emily Hope  on  10/25/2016 at 12:46 PM

    I'd love to make stollen for the holidays this year.

  • annmartina  on  10/25/2016 at 1:28 PM

    Black forest cake

  • mpdeb98  on  10/25/2016 at 1:42 PM

    apple streudel

  • rchesser  on  10/25/2016 at 1:44 PM

    Kugelhopf

  • lioraj  on  10/25/2016 at 3:51 PM

    It's hard to choose just one recipe! I want to try them all! But for starters the Russicher Zopfkuchen!

  • gjelizabeth  on  10/25/2016 at 4:59 PM

    I want to try some German cookies.

  • madamepince  on  10/25/2016 at 5:30 PM

    Actually, I want to know what German baking specialties ARE -- we don't have them around here!

  • kristinthiel  on  10/25/2016 at 5:32 PM

    Stollen

  • khammonds  on  10/25/2016 at 8:32 PM

    Lebkuchen!

  • bdmltm  on  10/25/2016 at 9:14 PM

    Apple cake!

  • echilt5  on  10/26/2016 at 1:52 AM

    Strudel

  • TrishaCP  on  10/26/2016 at 8:35 AM

    Anything with marzipan....

  • vickster  on  10/26/2016 at 9:30 AM

    Stollen was my mother's favorite and I would love to make it

  • ltsuk  on  10/26/2016 at 12:01 PM

    Christmas cookies!

  • edyenicole  on  10/26/2016 at 7:42 PM

    I'd love to make apple strudel! :)

  • cookingforthefam  on  10/26/2016 at 8:07 PM

    Pretzels, streudel. Would love to learn more about German baking!

  • lauriesk  on  10/26/2016 at 8:18 PM

    I would love to learn how to make Streudel.

  • djoh437938  on  10/26/2016 at 8:23 PM

    apple strudel

  • CRT  on  10/26/2016 at 9:26 PM

    My Grandma's apple kuchen.

  • lkgrover  on  10/26/2016 at 9:29 PM

    Strudel with apples and walnuts

  • t.t  on  10/26/2016 at 9:53 PM

    I'd love to be able to recreate a Bienenstich Kuchen for a German friend of mine.

  • DoMaRe  on  10/26/2016 at 10:21 PM

    Mohn Kuchen, like I had while biking across Germany a year ago!

  • lils74  on  10/26/2016 at 11:25 PM

    Apple strudel :)

  • Lisa Guido  on  10/27/2016 at 7:42 AM

    quark

  • tarae1204  on  10/27/2016 at 7:42 AM

    I'm not sure if they're called Pfeiffernusse or Leibkuchen, but there is a spiced cookie with a hint of chocolate that I love for the holidays!

  • thefritschkitchen  on  10/27/2016 at 8:53 AM

    I have been dropping hints like mad to my husband to buy me this book for my birthday, which is conveniently right before Christmas baking season!! I love German baked goods - lebkuchen, basler leckerli, pfeffernusse, the spicier the better! I have also seen so many posts on the apple marzipan cake, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I need to get my hands on this book!

  • ballen  on  10/27/2016 at 9:36 AM

    The German chocolate cake my grandmother used to make when I was a kid.

  • Lafauvette  on  10/27/2016 at 10:55 AM

    German Christmas cookies!

  • sarahawker  on  10/27/2016 at 12:26 PM

    I'd love to find a really good gingerbread, strudel, but overall not too familiar with German baking.

  • rosyannposy  on  10/27/2016 at 1:11 PM

    Stollen!

  • RNJessicaK  on  10/27/2016 at 6:31 PM

    Definitely stollen! I just love it at Christmas.

  • Bolerorkm  on  10/27/2016 at 7:10 PM

    So many things - I would have to say Apple Strudel

  • annieski  on  10/28/2016 at 4:59 AM

    Apple strudel, stollen, German chocolate cake"

  • bfg67  on  10/28/2016 at 6:13 AM

    lebkuchen

  • jennyams  on  10/28/2016 at 6:42 AM

    I favor the breads at German bakeries, and love the Laugenbrotchen (pretzel rolls) and Bauernbrot.

  • JanScholl  on  10/29/2016 at 1:03 AM

    I remember a bread with sauerkraut growing up. So I imagine it's savory. I would love to have it again.

  • tennyogirl  on  10/29/2016 at 9:11 PM

    Pfeifferneuse

  • mph993  on  10/30/2016 at 9:55 AM

    Vollkorn gipfeli

  • Sofie168  on  10/30/2016 at 4:51 PM

    Anything with rhubarb

  • Angela.Saver  on  10/31/2016 at 4:56 PM

    I would love to recreate brotchens & strudel!

  • jenmacgregor18  on  11/1/2016 at 1:40 PM

    Schnecken

  • DJBWA  on  11/1/2016 at 2:31 PM

    German style coffee cakes. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and there were many German bakeries including my ancestors who had the Freund Bakery. Sadly the old-fashion German bakeris are gone now. I long for the coffee cakes.

  • Rosesrpink50  on  11/1/2016 at 7:32 PM

    Soft pretzels or apple strudel.

  • mattyjaco  on  11/2/2016 at 10:23 AM

    I would love to make soft german lye pretzels

  • LMKeckler  on  11/2/2016 at 4:55 PM

    Stollen!

  • lovelily1001  on  11/2/2016 at 6:39 PM

    Cheese kuchen

  • Julia  on  11/2/2016 at 11:45 PM

    Stollen and strudel.

  • Masmoral  on  11/3/2016 at 4:45 PM

    Apple strudel

  • matag  on  11/4/2016 at 4:44 AM

    Bienenstich

  • cpasek  on  11/4/2016 at 11:43 AM

    I'd love to make the Bienenstich that my mom made when I was young.

  • sedm3949  on  11/4/2016 at 3:37 PM

    Sachertorte!

  • percussion03  on  11/5/2016 at 8:50 PM

    I don't know enough, despite my German (and baking!) background. Definitely breads and cookies, but really everything. I have been excited about Luisa taking this on as soon as I knew it was in the works!

  • amylou61  on  11/6/2016 at 7:44 AM

    I've always wanted to learn to bake strudel. Many years ago we had a German landlady who baked apple strudel for us and it was Amazing!

  • athomas10  on  11/6/2016 at 7:45 PM

    bienenstich or any other yeasted coffee cake

  • Missdith34  on  11/7/2016 at 10:21 AM

    Pretzels

  • rashaye  on  11/8/2016 at 10:05 AM

    Lebkuchen!!

  • angelanorr  on  11/8/2016 at 12:45 PM

    Peach milk cake

  • DFed  on  11/11/2016 at 1:41 PM

    any german cookies - there are so many!

  • pandapotamus  on  11/11/2016 at 8:10 PM

    Apple strudel

  • ampsmom  on  11/12/2016 at 1:12 AM

    Apple kuchen

  • Ottrpal  on  11/12/2016 at 12:16 PM

    Remembering the early seventies and living in Lampertime Germany. Morning coffee and fresh baked Brötchen. Never had the chance to learn to make it!

  • FireRunner2379  on  11/16/2016 at 1:28 AM

    After peeking through the various recipes that are in the book I would like to make the Brezeln (Soft pretzels).

  •  on  11/21/2016 at 9:43 AM

    I'd like to try my hand at strudel.

  • Wooby  on  11/21/2016 at 7:05 PM

    Definitely strudel!

  • Dmartin997  on  11/21/2016 at 7:19 PM

    Black Forest Cake

  • debbielovesbooks  on  11/22/2016 at 6:46 PM

    I would like to make Pfeffernüsse and Stollen.

  • dkpiper  on  11/23/2016 at 10:29 AM

    I'd love to try all those poppyseed breads. Fingers crossed for the cookbook giveaway. Then I can work my way through the pretzels, the stollen bites, the roggenbrotchen....

  • jlh39  on  11/26/2016 at 8:55 PM

    Stollen and apple cake

  • catmommy9  on  11/26/2016 at 9:13 PM

    I think I would like to try Black Forest cake!

  • Hockeyluver2002  on  11/26/2016 at 11:04 PM

    My family is German and I'd love to have this to try to learn my baking heritage.

  • ameyfm  on  11/27/2016 at 2:50 AM

    I would like to make Lebkuchen stuffed with jam!

  • ggcfromgermany  on  11/27/2016 at 9:14 AM

    I want to make Pflaumenkuchen.

  • veragusta  on  11/27/2016 at 12:51 PM

    I would like to learn more about strudel

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