Traditional Christmas Baking – Hard to Find Ingredients and Supplies
When people find out that my business sells cookies they immediately assume that I bake the cookies. I laugh (hard) because I could never bake that many cookies and I don’t bake at all – I barely make supper!!!
But I know a good cookie or pastry or confection when I see and taste one. Pair it up with a strong Americano coffee and I’m in heaven!!
But many of our customers enjoy baking the traditional European recipes they grew up with – the ones passed down from Omas and Grandmothers and Babbas. And many of our baking customers tell us that it is becoming harder to find some of the ingredients and supplies needed to create these recipes – especially if you live outside large cities.
So we’ve created a small Collection of baking ingredients and supplies for purchase in our European Ware Haus adding items as suggested by our customers and our suppliers. The Collection for 2020 is our largest ever and it is getting a lot of attention.
Another cookbook I was given is called The German Cookbook: A Complete Guide To Mastering Authentic German Cooking (also available at Indigo Chapters). This is a weighty tome with not one picture but tons of recipes for both baking and German cooking. I found the preliminary chapters most interesting – the introduction to German eating and drinking, a chapter on Holiday Festivals and Foods and the chapter on The German Kitchen.
My children attended a German Bilingual public elementary schools here in Winnipeg Canada. One of the songs they sang during the Christmas Season was a celebration of German baking called “In der Weihnachtsbäckerei” or in English “In The Christmas Bakery”. Here is a video of this sweet song - it's a little corny but a lot of fun!:
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Gut essen, gut trinken und gut backen! Good eating, good drinking and good baking!