Flädle Uberbacken ~ Swabian Baked Pancakes

Flädle Uberbacken ~ Swabian Baked Pancakes

Today I tried this recipe for flädle uberbacken, a sweet pancake dish that’s baked with applesauce, raisins, and almonds, but with my own modifications. The supermarket had run out of plain applesauce, so I used cinnamon applesauce. I had run out of white flour, but I still had spelt flour (which is also a Swabian ingredient) so I substituted the last 1/4th cup of white flour for spelt flour. Instead of milk, I used vanilla-flavored almond milk for a dairy-free version.

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Seelen ~ Soul’s Bread

Seelen ~ Soul’s Bread

Artisanal breads are one of the beautiful features of Swabian cuisine—each village is supposed to have its own special varieties, resulting in countless breads of unique shapes, tastes, and textures. In Upper Swabia, Seele, or Soul, is one of the traditional breads and is a baguette-like bread with spelt flour. Traditionally, spelt flour was one of the common flours for breads in this region. Spelt is packed with nutritional benefits, so I was excited to try some! I had read that baking with spelt is similar to baking with whole wheat flour, so it’s often mixed with white flour.

I used this recipe for Seelen since other recipes called for sourdough starter, which I couldn’t find. The one I used calls for Mehl, or flour. The author wrote:

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How to Make Painted Cookies . . . Without Special Tools or Ingredients

How to Make Painted Cookies . . . Without Special Tools or Ingredients

Last week, I set out to bake some sugar cookies. I’d been trying to think of a creative way to visually represent each culture I research on this blog, so I thought, why not decorate the cookies with flags from upcoming regions?

I’d always been a fan of creative cookies, but I’d never thought of painting cookies with food coloring until I saw this example, this example, and this example on Pinterest. I had to try it. I read some tutorials on how to make royal icing as well as how to pipe and flood cookies (totally doable with freezer bags and no special tips), but I hadn’t looked into the details of food coloring—I could just use the standard tiny blue, green, yellow, and red bottles with the cone caps, right?

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