Holiday baking is in full swing right now. It’s amazing how many wonderful and talented people are out there blogging and sharing their holiday specialties. I love how during this season our house smells of evergreen, cinnamon, orange and spice. One of my earliest recollections of these flavors are when my mom had us stringing popcorn for our tree. Our little fingers would be working feverishly as we were always rewarded with a plate of fresh baked cookies.
I think we are all familiar with Luisa Weiss of the Wednesday Chef blog. Her latest cookbook; “Classic German Baking”, has been released and is full of traditional German and Central European recipes. The book is broken up into sections: cookies, cakes, yeasted cakes, tortes and strudels, savories, breads and rolls, Christmas favorites, and basics. Each recipe is formally introduced with a personal story or some type of historical information and the ingredients are listed in both American units and metric.
My only wish was that this cookbook had more photos to go along with the recipes. After checking her website I noticed that Luisa has already taken care of that. She has included a link on her blog for those that has purchased her book and would like to see more photos. The photos are posted in the same order as the cookbook and will be updated until all recipes have at least one photo.
I would recommend this cookbook to anyone that enjoys classic traditional recipes that celebrate German and European baking.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."