Classic German Baking - Luisa Weiss

Classic German Baking

By Luisa Weiss

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Methods


From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Luisa Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-honored sources throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 

German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great nostalgia for those of German and Central European heritage. Yet the very best recipes for Germany’s cookies, cakes, tortes, and breads, passed down through generations, have never before been collected and perfected for contemporary American home bakers. Enter Luisa Weiss, the Berlin-based creator of the adored Wednesday Chef blog and self-taught ambassador of the German baking canon.

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 delightful storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes. Paired with more than 100 photographs of Berlin and delectable baked goods, such as Elisenlebkuchen, Marmorierter Mohnkuchen, and Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, this book will encourage home bakers of all skill levels to delve into the charm of Germany’s rich baking tradition.

Classic German Baking
is an authoritative collection of recipes that provides delicious inspiration for any time of day, whether it’s for a special breakfast, a celebration with friends and family, or just a regular afternoon coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.


  • Disappointing

    By Kurt the Baker
    I was so excited to buy this title. Who doesn't want to add German baking to their repertoire? I'm a fairly competent home baker and have now tried 4-5 of the recipes in this book. I live overseas and have access to all the European products referenced. Not one of those recipes has worked out. I can't tell you how frustrated it's made me. I'm starting to doubt whether or not the author tried these recipes before publishing. I'd recommend using and using google translate for proven recipes that work.