Category: Tutorials

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Silesian Potato Dumplings (Kluski Śląskie)

I grew up in Silesia, a part of Poland, which – due to its turbulent history and geography – is a melting pot of Slavic and Germanic traditions. A Sunday dinner in our house was literally unthinkable without kluski. Made with cooked potatoes they are chewy and gummy in texture and unlike any other type […]

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Techniques, Culinary world trip, France, Special occasions, Tutorials, Yeast breads

Mastering the Art of French Bread Baking. Part 1. Boule.

It is quite amazing how the French create a variety of breads with only flour, yeast, water and their famous art of folding and shaping – called „le faconnage“  – which gives each bread its unique texture and taste. My basic recipe for a traditional French bread is very easy to make. If you want […]

Cooking Techniques, Dips & Sauces, Germany, Gifts from the kitchen, Jams, Preserves & Spreads, Tutorials

How to make your own applesauce (recipe without sugar)

Applesauce can be a delicious addition to a variety of dishes; the German Potato Pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) with applesauce come to mind immediately as the most famous mélange. But you can also mix it with plain yogurt or granola, spread it on a slice of crispy bread or enjoy it pure and simple.   To make […]

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Techniques, France, Other breads, Special occasions, Sweet breads, Tutorials, Yeast breads

Brioche à Tête (Brioche Parisienne)

The French name: brioche à tête refers to its shape (“tête” means head). The classic brioche is baked in a traditional round, fluted mold with a small “head” on top.  It’s often simply called Brioche Parisienne. For best results please use European style butter, like Plugrá, Finlandia or Kerrygold.