Traditional German spice blend for rustic breads and rolls.
German Bread Spice
Have you ever baked bread at home and then been disappointed, because the end result just wasn’t the same as fresh bread from the bakers, and almost had a boring taste? It is possible that you are missing the right spices in your recipe!
Finished bread usually contains around one and a half to two percent salt (proportional to the amount of flour).
A home-made bread spice mixture is the secret ingredient to a strong, full aroma! Bread spices can be bought ready-made in Germany. Many ready-made mixtures often contain flavour enhancers, salt and fillers though. But it is actually incredibly easy to make your own mixture, with a personal note!
How is Bread called in German?
Bread is called “Brot”.
How to pronounce “Brot”?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say “Brot” in German.
How to make German Bread Spice Blend Video Tutorial
Authentic German Bread Spice Mixture Recipe
- 4 tsp. fennel seeds
- 4 tbsp. caraway seeds
- 4 tsp. anise
- 4 tsp. coriander seeds
- Add all seeds to a bowl and blend.
- Then grind them in a spice or coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle.
- Add to an airtight container and store in a dry and dark space.
Tip: Depending on whether you want a stronger or slightly minder bread, 1 to 2 tablespoons of the finished mixture is enough for a bread dough containing 500g of flour.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 tbsp.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
This homemade German Bread Spice stored in a cute little mason jar makes a beautiful hostess gift.