A copy of Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss on a marble table alongiside baking tools

Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss (A Review)

The German baking books I own are traditional in approach, content and design; the international ones I’ve seen filled with gaudy, 1970’s dinner party style photographs involving unhealthy quantities of glazed cherries and tinned mandarines.  Which, if you’ve had…

Wooden bakery-themed German Christmas ornaments

The Best German Stocking Fillers

Germany has the most miraculous array of festive specialties available in the run up to Christmas.  As well as the beautifully-packaged sweet treats on offer at the hundreds of Christmas markets across the country, the supermarkets display mountains of classic…

Käsekuchen

Three of the best: German cakes

The Germans enjoy, as they say, not just the usual three meals a day, but a luxurious fourth one too: there’s Kaffee und Kuchen – coffee and cake.  Walk into a café or Konditorei (cake shop)…