Thursday, May 14, 2009

Potato Bread & Pastries

Bakeries throughout Munich are filled with all sorts of hearty breads and sweet pastries. One of the local specialties is Kartoffelbrot or potato bread. It is made by replacing a portion of the regular wheat flour, and then either baked or cooked on a hot griddle or pan in an oven. The potato ingredients can range from mashed to potato flakes. Sharing shelf space in the bakeries are a mix of blechkuchen (sheet cake), Kasekuchen (cheesecake), kuchen (every day cake), torte, Mazipan (almond paste cake or cookies), and krappel (doughnuts). Of course, no bakery experience would be complete without a Bavarian pretzel , and this site suggests that they’ve found the top bakeries in Munich for pretzel making - Discount Bäckerei und SB-Café, Hofpfisterei, Rischart, Die Backstube, Brezelbäckerei Ditsch, and Woerner’s Confiserie und Café am Dom.

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