Dr Oetker Back­en macht Freude 5 – Baking Makes You Happy vol 5 (1985)

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Anoth­er Dr Oetker cook­book from a char­ity shop in Austria, focus­ing on winter and Christ­mas treats this time. I don’t really have much to say about this one, I just thought the photos and styl­ing were cool. I haven’t bothered to scan any recipes because the flour in Austria and the UK is a differ­ent consistency/​protein content and you have to adapt recipes.

The ones with jam are Linzer Augen, an Austri­an biscuit simil­ar to a Jammy Dodger, but with redcur­rant jam rather than straw­berry.

The star biscuits are also stuck togeth­er with currant jam, and topped with crushed pista­chios.

The pyram­id truffles are made with marzipan and chocol­ate liqueur, the ones with sprinkles and coconut are rum truffles, and the chocol­ate ones have a glacé cherry in the middle.

I feel this photo is miss­ing the author’s name in gold embossed letters, and a blurb asking how will the maver­ick lone wolf detect­ive manage to  solve the murder at the big house this time.

The piped ones with the gold bits are made of chest­nut purée.

The round ones go by the appet­ising name of “Schokoladewurst”. Yes, chocol­ate saus­age.

A spicy cake with orange zest and ginger. Of course the snow­man baking pan is Dr Oetker brand, and there’s an advert for it at the back of the book.

I like the touch of the ginger­bread cat and logs.

The figures are made out of a kind of sweet milky bread with lemon and vanilla.

Yes, to make the chess­board new years cake, you make two cakes, cut them up into cubes, and stick them back togeth­er with jam, and then douse the whole thing with rum. I don’t know why it has mush­rooms on it. The things at the front are made with chest­nut purée and red wine.

The one at the back, lemon and poppy­seed, the one at the front chocol­ate and rum, with strac­ci­atella filling.

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