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Vegetable Loaf

Behold – the mighty vegetable loaf!

You like bread that’s not heavy on carbs? Then this might be your loaf. A vegetable infused spelt loaf with no less than a whole zucchini, grated beetroot and two carrots inside. Funky colour, don’t you think?

Vegetable loaf ingredients

  • Spelt flour
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Walnuts
  • Seeds
  • Carrot
  • Beetroot
  • Zucchini
  • Apple cider vinegar

Enjoy!

 

Home-made Chocolate

Home-made Chocolate: Pure Bliss

I don’t usually consider myself a person with a sweet tooth, but this is one treat even I can’t resist. What you are looking at here is delicious, fudgy home-made chocolate, my favourite midnight after-dancing snack! We offer this chocolate in many different varieties, using healthy fats and nuts and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. This never lasts long in my fridge!

Ingredients

  • Your choice of fat, such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil or cacao butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Cacao powder
  • Vanilla
  • Your choice of nuts
  • Maple syrup

The choice of fat is a very important determinant for the taste and texture of this chocolate. Coconut oil has a strong taste of its own, that makes a great chocolate if you like the taste. Butter is my personal favourite, as it gives the chocolate a chewy, fudgy kind of texture and beautiful buttery tast – however, it does melt pretty easily and has to be kept in the fridge. Finally, as the classic ingredient in chocolate, cacao butter is a very healthy fat with a mild taste, which makes it a good choice if you are looking to add lots of other ingredients, or offset a particularly strong-tasting one. It also calls for a little more maple syrup than the other two.

As for nuts and crunchy additives, I have experimented with dry-roasted almonds, hazelnuts, crushed peanuts and a mix of macadamia and almond. All turned out amazing! If you like the taste, you can also add further fun things such as goji berries, raising, or chilli. Just let me know your preferred option and I will put it together for you!

Engadiner biscuits

History

The Engadiner biscuit originated in the Engadin region of Switzerland, a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps located in the canton of Graub√ľnden. This biscuit is traditionally baked in the “Advent” time in Germany and Switzerland, the darkest time of year leading up to Christmas.

I grew up on these goodies. My Grandma perfected the original recipe by adding a little more butter and nuts, which gives the biscuit a shortbread character.

Ingredients

All ingredients used at Bread Crumbs Bakery are demeter organic quality. We use no articicial flabours and additives, so you can rest assured that what you are eating won’t harm you.

Engadiner ingredients:

  • Wheat flour
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Hazelnuts
  • Raisins
  • Eggs

Want to know more? You can download the brochure here or contact us directly for more information.

Rye Apple Nut Loaf

A Cosy Winter Bread

Winter is apple season. Where I grew up, we used to huddle around the fire at night and roast apples with nuts, to be served after a hearty meal. I tried to capture this beautiful memory in my latest loaf, rye with apple and nuts. A true winter loaf that will go really nicely with butter and honey, or a mild cheese!

Ingredients

The ingredients are:

  • Organic rye flour
  • Organic wheat flour
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sourdough starter
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Grated apples
  • Oats

Carrot Walnut Spelt Loaf

This bread is based on my favourite flour to use, spelt. An ancient and slightly temperamental grain, spelt has largely avoided tampering with throughout the ages, which means we still get to enjoy the slightly nutty taste without nasty additives. I added walnuts and grated carrot to this particular loaf to keep it moist and slightly sweet – a winning combination!

Here are the ingredients:

  • Organic, unbleached spelt flour
  • Water
  • Yeast
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Grated carrot
  • Walnuts

This bread is easy to enjoy with either sweet or savoury toppings, or even just on its own! Toasting it results in crunchy walnut, which brings out the nutty flavour even more. You can order this bread (it freezes well), or buy at on market days at my stand. Enjoy!

Brezeln (Pretzel)

The most German of all breads

Pretzels are probably the most famous of all German breads. Originally consumed during fasting, the oldest documented pretzel was noted in 1111, when it appeared in a baker’s guild crest. The pretzel dates back to even before this date though, and is thought to have been invented by monks in Italy around 610. Today, pretzels are consumed around the world and renowned for their quirky shape and delicious taste.

At Bread Crumbs Bakery, we bake pretzels following ancient methods with the exception that we substitute lye for sodium bicarbonate. There is a simple reason behind this: I don’t like working with harsh chemicals, especially when I am baking with kids. And the bicarb soda produces very similar results with much less of a health hazard.

Ingredient list:

  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Water and sodium bicarbonate for basking

Pretzels are best enjoyed fresh! Order yours a day or two in advance and I will gladly bake and deliver fresh pretzels for you – whether you are holding a function, work event, party or just want to enjoy fresh pretzels by yourself or with your family. Just contact me for orders and enjoy!

Plain Sourdough

A deliciously soft, light bread made following ancient methods. Nothing but pure ingredients.

Ingredient list:

  • Unbleached organic flour
  • Sourdough starter
  • Salt
  • Water

Add your choice of linseed, sunflower seeds or other nuts and seeds for a healthy crunch!

Traditional German Marble Cake

Marble Cake – A German Classic

A birthday and afternoon tea favourite in Germany for kids and adults alike, this marble cake is my favourite go-to option for kids birthday parties. In fact, my daughter specifically asks for this cake when her birthday comes around, and it can be beautifully decorated and customised in many creative ways!

Ingredient list:

  • Your choice of flour
  • Organic, free range eggs
  • Organic raw brown sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Milk

Ready to order yours for your next birthday party? Contact me for more information.

Potato Rosemary Sourdough

A beautiful, light blend of of a traditional sourdough with a touch of rosemary and potato. This bread is absolutely delicious on its own, dunked in olive oil or topped with creamy goat’s cheese.

Ingredient list:

  • Your choice of flour
  • Sourdough starter
  • Salt
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Potatoes
  • Water

Paleo Banana Bread

A paleo banana bread filled with dense nutrients. Perfect to kick-start your day, or as a healthy snack in the afternoon.

Ingredient list:

  • bananas
  • eggs
  • almond meal
  • coconut flour
  • coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts

This bread is one of our classic favourites. Also available as cupcakes, perfect for birthday parties or events.