1 large loaf


15 min.


120 min.


60 min.

Puddingbuchteln mit Erdbeerhäubchen

Sweet Bavarian Pudding Buns with Strawberry Topping

This German hearty bread is flavorful and very easy to make. The apple cider vinegar gives the bread a sourdough like taste even if you don´t have a sourdough starter at hand.


German Country Bread (Vegan)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Bread
Cuisine: German, Vegan
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Angela Schofield


  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups wheat bran
  • 2 tbsp. yeast
  • 1 tbsp. cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground caraway seeds


  • Add flour to a large bowl and form a well in the middle.
  • Mix yeast and sugar and add to the well.
  • Pour 1 cup of warm water in the well and stir gently with some flour to a liquid yeast-mixture in the well.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place for 10 minutes.
  • Add oil and honey to 3 cups warm water and mix well.
  • Add warm water mixture, wheat bran, apple cider to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add salt, ground caraway and knead for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place for 90 minutes.
  • Shape bread loaf and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Cut three parallel lines in the top of the dough.
  • Cover with clean, kitchen towel and let rise for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Bake for about 60 minutes.
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Serving Tip:

The German country bread makes the perfect side for a vegan diet.