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All through June, our Baking Club will be making its way through Luisa Weiss' Classic German Baking, and we hope you'll join us. Read on for details on how to participate and get started with a few recipes from the book.

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Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, Signed Copy $35
Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, Signed Copy

How to participate

Are you new to the Baking Club and feeling a little lost? Here's a quick primer on how to join in the fun:

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1) Get the Book

Pick up Classic German Baking—you can get a signed copy in the Food52 Shop or pick it up from your favorite local bookstore. Or, if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, check it out from your local library or borrow a copy from a friend.

2) Read & Cook

Rather self-explanatory, as this is one of the most important parts of participating in a cookbook club, right? If you’re not sure where to begin, take a page out of our Cookbook Editor Ali Slagle's playbook. When she reviews a cookbook, she reads through the entire introduction as well as 15 headnotes and recipes, and then cooks at least three recipes.

3) Share Your Opinions

We chat in our Facebook group all month long! Join the Baking Club here and post pictures of what you bake from the books and share reviews, too. Fill everyone in on what you thought of the dish (remember to share the recipe name and even the page number, if possible). You can share photos on Instagram as well, just remember to tag them with #f52bakingclub.

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Get Started

Don't worry if you don't have a copy of Classic German Baking yet. We have a few recipes from the book and a Facebook Live video with Luisa Weiss to get you primed for the bonanza of German baked goods ahead this month.

The German Pastry That's Half Croissant, Half Cinnamon Bun (& Better Than Both?)
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The German Pastry That's Half Croissant, Half Cinnamon Bun (& Better Than Both?)
The Finest and Richest of All German Lebkuchen

The Finest and Richest of All German Lebkuchen by wednesdaychef

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Watch Luisa make a Classic German Braided Wreath

Watch Luisa make a Classic German Braided Wreath

The "Epic" Apple-Almond Cake That Was Nearly Overlooked
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The "Epic" Apple-Almond Cake That Was Nearly Overlooked

Which of Luisa's recipes do you plan to kick-off the month with?

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