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Ver post de German6 peopleNewbie30m15m
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First of all, I want to thank GastronomíaYCia for giving my Panettone the first prize in the Christmas Recipe contest they made. I won an amazing printer and dinner for two in an interntaional food restaurant of my choice. So I’m so very happy with my super prize! I also just recently came from an amazing trip to India and Nepal, had the opportunity to attend a wonderful fairy tale wedding in Mombai (Vargas Llosa wrote and article about it in his last column) and spent a lot of time with my beautiful family. So I am abolutely recharged and willing to accomplish many things this 2012!
This recipe actually is from 2011, from the latest Christmas, which I spent with my family in Berlin. So, given the circumstances this German Potato Salad could not miss this year. I’ve been cooking it for many years now, this recipe though has new important ingredients such as broth and the juice from the bacon.
Adding the vinegar while still warm not only keeps the potatoes firm but enrichens the flavour, as does the broth and bacon juice. It is a simple salad, delicious to eat with nothing more, with a grilled fish, with sausages, with turkey, etc…. and it is also very simple to make! So here you go, the step by step recipe.
Ver post de BreadsAdvanced18h47m
Today I want to tell you a bit about Spelt and give you this recipe of a Spelt sourdough bread made with rye and wheat sourdough. A bread with a special soury, nutty and sweet taste and with unique properties given by this special grain.
T. spelta is part of the wheat family (Triticum). This grain started to be grown in southern Germany since the year 4000 bc, but there is evidence that it started to be grown in Asia from 7000 bc. Today, it is popular in northern Europe, specially Germany, Switzerland and France.
Spelt is characterized by having high amounts of protein (17%), a moderatelly strong gluten quality but not so elastic. It is usually recommende to mix the spelt flour with normal wheat (T. aestivus) or other wheats that give a strong gluten if you’d like to have as a result a bread with a non-compact structure.
Comparing it to common wheat, spelt has a higher carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamin B1 and B2, plus a higher amount of minerals and aminoacid content. It provides a sweet and nutty taste to bread. It is highly soluble in water and easy to digest.
A special property is that the grain has a very strong skin, dificult to eliminate providing a high resistance to plagues and diseases, making it an ideal cereal for ecological growth, due to its natural resistance without the need to use transgenic seeds or pesticides.
Spelt is therefore the most ancient wheat grain, with no genetic modifications since its use, a high resistance to plagues, perfect for ecological growth, with excellent nutritional properties and which also provides a unique taste to bread.
So, what are you waiting for? Go buy it and bake this delicious bread. It goes really well with strong cheeses with umami taste and honey and sweet marmalades. This bread has to sourdoughs, common wheat flour (95), rye flour (9%) and 82% spelt flour. This flour I bought in August in Copenhague. It comes from an ecological growth and the grain comes from the recovery of ancient grains since 1994 that have returned from Switzerland to the biodynamic and organic farmers in Denmark. A bread whose taste makes us travel in time.
Ver post de German4 peopleBeginner10m7m
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This is actually the first recipe I write in German: http://www.monitouille.com/DE/currywurst but obviously also in english and spanish. More work for me!!! It is actuallt my new challenge: to write now and then some of my recipes in German. And the best way of starting is by making the real classic street food of Berlin: Currywurst. This takes about 10 minutes and it is a delicious appetizer with friends at home, movie night and soccer of course! The best way to have it is with a really cold beer. So what are you waiting for? Go buy some german sausages and make this appetizer!! !