December 31st, 2013

Best of 2013

Best of 2013

And here is already the last day of the year! And so like in each year, I like to take a look back on the past twelve month and choose my favourites of 2013. And like in each year it is a hard choice for me. But finally I choose my twelve favourite posts and put them together as an collage! Beginning in the upper left corner of the collage I will tell you a little bit about the recipes.

When Ridha Khadher won the title of the best baguette of Paris 2013 he told in an interview precisely over his recipe. And so I had to bake his Baguette royal, of course!

The Riemchenkuchen, a apple cake baked with apple sauce, using a mixture of yeast dough and short pastry as a cake base. This combined the advantage of both doughs: a fluffy dough that stays fresh for a long time and which is very easy to handle. My new go-to recipe for Riemchenkuchen!

The sourdough version of Pandoro made it into the “Best of”-Selection just in the last moment! But with its cloud-like crumb and the intense aroma of vanilla and butter it is a perfect holiday treat.

Another sweet treat is the Streusel cake with its soft and fluffy dough base, perfect streusel and a thin layer of apricot jam. I baked it this autumn a variant with plum butter, and it was great, too.

The breakfast rolls with yoghurt were not only a big favourite of us, but found a lot of people who loved them as well (Eva, Karin, Christina, Frau Wido, Petra and the Brotbub).

Just in time for the fifth blog birthday I finished my biggest project of this year: The Book to the Blog contains all my favourite recipes of the last years as well as a lot of theory. It can be ordered in our Buchshop.

Another recipe which was not only baked by me was the Federweißer bread: Magentrazerl and Sabine baked it, too and Sabine even created a new variation with Walnuts, something I have to try next autumn with fresh young wine!

When I baked the Wheat and Rye bread with a Rose decoration I didn’t expected how often I would bake a lot of decorated loaves this year. But then I baked a slightly tweak variation for my mums and grandmothers birthdays, as well as some other forms.

Another type of bread I always love is pretzel rolls. The  Spelt Pretzel rolls are a perfect example for this!

Following the culinary traces of my Transylvanian ancestors I baked Baumstriezel. It is a time consuming recipe but worth the effort!

Beside my normal Christstollen I baked little  Stollenkonfekt this year. They turned out great so I put them already on my “Bake for christmas” list 2014!

And for the end here is a great healthy recipe at the end: SpeWaBu, the spelt walnut buttermilk bread is soft and moist and even people who do not love whole grain bread will like it due to its softness!

So here we are at the end of the last post 2013! Dear readers, thank you for all your visits and lovely comments on the blog in the last year! I wish you a happy and healthy new year!

3 Responses t_on Best of 2013

  1. Ulrike January 1st, 2014

    Toller Rückblick, du kannst stolz sein, was dir in diesem Jahr gelungen ist. ich kann dir nur ganz uneigennützig wünschen, dass das munter so weiter gehen wird 😉

    Liebe Grüße und alles Gute im Neuen Jahr

  2. Eva (Deichrunners Küche) December 31st, 2013

    Liebe Stefanie,

    ja, 2013 muss ein gutes Jahr für dich gewesen sein: ein eigenes Buch rausgebracht – besser geht es doch kaum! 🙂

    Komm gut ins Neue Jahr – möge es genau so gut und erfolgreich für dich werden.

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Lynelle December 31st, 2013

    Ein sehr schöner Jahresrückblick. Einige dieser Sachen habe ich auch noch vor, nachzubacken. Die Dinkel-Laugenköpfe reizen mich besonders, auch bei mir ist Laugengebäck stets ein willkommener Gast. 😉
    Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr wünsche ich dir!
    Liebe Grüße,


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