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Sourdough Vollkornbrot

Vollkornbrot – German whole grain bread

Vollkornbrot has a very distinctive, hearty, and complex flavor profile. It is made with a combination of whole grain flours like rye, wheat. The bread has a dense, chewy texture and a dark, thick crust

Organic freshly milled whole rye  with 5 grains, you can order it here 

The flavor is nutty, earthy, and slightly sweet, with a subtle tanginess from the sourdough starter that is often used  The addition of whole grains, seeds like sunflower and flax, and sesame gives it a wonderful crunch and extra nutty notes.

Vollkornbrot is often enjoyed with savory toppings like cheese, butter, cold cuts, or fish

But it also pairs beautifully with sweet toppings like honey or jam The hearty texture and robust flavor make it very satisfying and filling.

While it may be quite different from typical Filipino breads, Vollkornbrot has a unique charm and depth of flavor that many people grow to love. The combination of whole grains, seeds, and sourdough creates a truly special bread experience.

Organic freshly milled whole rye and whole wheat buns with 5 grains, you can order it here

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It goes great with our chicken pate, artichoke dip

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Italian sausages

Italian Sausages

Italian sausages are a staple in Italian cuisine, offering a wide range of flavors and textures deeply rooted in tradition. Let’s delve into the world of Italian sausages, exploring their origins, varieties, and how to enjoy them.

Our bestselling Italian sausages

Origins and Tradition:

Italian sausages have a rich history dating back to ancient Rome, where they were prized for their ability to preserve meats and enhance dishes with robust flavors. Over time, regional variations emerged, each reflecting the unique culinary identity of its locale.

Italian sausages from Currywurst Meister  order it here.

Varieties and Flavors:

Italian sausages come in an array of varieties, each offering a unique blend of spices and seasonings. Among the most beloved are:

  • Sweet Italian Sausage: A timeless favorite, sweet Italian sausage is characterized by its mild flavor profile, seasoned with garlic, fennel seeds, and herbs like parsley and basil.
  • Hot Italian Sausage: For those craving a bit of heat, hot Italian sausage delivers a fiery kick, thanks to the addition of crushed red pepper flakes and spicy paprika.
  • Sicilian Sausage: Hailing from the island of Sicily, Sicilian sausage is a culinary masterpiece, infused with flavors of orange zest, fennel pollen, and aromatic spices.
  • Tuscan Sausage: Reflecting the rustic charm of Tuscany, Tuscan sausage features fragrant fennel seeds, garlic, and a hint of white wine, evoking the sun-drenched hills of the Italian countryside.

The one we are making at Currywurst Meister is neither sweet, nor spicy. It is favored with garlic, fennel and herbs.

Italian Scenery near Lake Garda

Culinary Versatility:

Italian sausages are incredibly versatile and can be used in various dishes, including pasta, soups, stews, and sandwiches. They can be grilled, sautéed, or simmered to add depth and richness to any recipe.

Venice Italy

Pairings and Serving Suggestions:

Pair sweet Italian sausages with polenta and roasted vegetables, or serve hot sausages with marinara sauce and crusty bread for a satisfying sandwich.  Many people open the sausages and use the meat for spaghettis.

Sourdough wheat bread, you can order it here. 

Italian sausages offer a taste of Italy’s rich culinary heritage, with their diverse flavors and culinary versatility. Whether enjoyed in a comforting meal or as part of a special occasion, Italian sausages promise to delight the palate and transport you to the heart of Italy. Buon appetito!

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It goes great with our ciabatta.    and  artichoke dip

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All about pretzels

The Pretzel: A Twist of Tradition and Taste

From its humble beginnings as a simple reward for children’s prayers to its modern-day status as a beloved snack, the pretzel has captured the hearts and taste buds of people worldwide.

A short video all about pretzels

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Sourdough Breads

Sourdough Bread: A Health-Conscious Indulgence

Sourdough bread emerges as a nutritional superstar, offering more than just a delightful texture and taste. Let’s dive into the myriad benefits that make sourdough bread a health-conscious indulgence, from the wonders of lactic acid to the gut-friendly probiotics, and beyond.

Sourdough rye bread. maed with 50% rye flour. A stable in Germany, you can order it here. 

Lactic Acid Fermentation: The Magic of Acetic Acid:

Sourdough’s unique tang owes much of its charm to lactic acid fermentation. During this process, beneficial bacteria (lactic acid bacteria) consume sugars and produce lactic acid. This acid not only contributes to the characteristic flavor but also acts as a natural preservative, enhancing the bread’s shelf life without the need for artificial additives.

Sourdough baguettes, plain or with 5 grains, you can order it here. 

Probiotics: Nurturing Your Gut Health:

One of the standout features of sourdough lies in its potential to be a probiotic-rich delight. The lactic acid bacteria formed during fermentation are believed to have probiotic properties, fostering a healthy gut microbiome. A balanced gut microbiome is associated with improved digestion, strengthened immunity, and even potential mental health benefits.

Sourdough baguettes, plain or with 5 grains, you can order it here. 

Vitamins and Minerals Abound:

Sourdough’s fermentation process enhances the bioavailability of nutrients in the grains. This means that your body can absorb essential vitamins and minerals more efficiently. Notably, sourdough may offer increased levels of B vitamins, particularly B1, B2, B6, and B12, as well as minerals like magnesium, iron, and zinc.

Sourdough Kastenbrot (sandwich bread), you can order it here. 

Lower Glycemic Index: A Friend to Blood Sugar Levels:

For those mindful of their blood sugar levels, sourdough presents a favorable option. The lactic acid bacteria and longer fermentation process contribute to a lower glycemic index compared to conventionally processed bread. This results in a slower rise in blood sugar levels, providing sustained energy and potentially aiding in blood sugar management.

Sourdough wheat bread, you can order it here. 

Gluten Digestibility: A Potential Advantage:

While not gluten-free, some individuals find sourdough more digestible than conventional bread. The fermentation process breaks down gluten proteins to some extent, potentially reducing gluten-related discomfort for those with mild sensitivities. However, it’s crucial for individuals with celiac disease or severe gluten intolerance to choose certified gluten-free options.

Sourdough 5 grain wheat bread, you can order it here. 

Phytic Acid Reduction: Unlocking Nutrient Absorption:

Sourdough’s fermentation process also contributes to a reduction in phytic acid, an antinutrient that can hinder the absorption of minerals. By breaking down phytic acid, sourdough enhances the bioavailability of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, supporting overall nutrient absorption.

Sourdough bagels, New York style, you can order it here. 

Conclusion: Elevate Your Bread Experience with Sourdough:

In the world of bread choices, sourdough emerges not just as a flavorful option but as a nutritional ally. From the probiotics nurturing your gut health to the slow fermentation enhancing nutrient absorption, each slice of sourdough is a testament to the symbiosis of taste and health. So, the next time you indulge in the comforting aroma and robust flavor of sourdough, know that you’re not just savoring a delightful bread – you’re nourishing your body in more ways than one.

Organic Whole Wheat buns, you can order it here. 

versatile pairings for sourdough bread:

  1. Classic French Flair:

    • Pair with fine cheeses, grapes, and a glass of wine for a classic French-inspired indulgence.
  2. Mediterranean Bliss:

    • Serve alongside olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a selection of olives for a Mediterranean-inspired treat.
  3. Savory Sandwich Sensation:

    • Use as a vessel for gourmet deli meats, fresh veggies, and spreads to create a savory sandwich sensation.
  4. Breakfast Bravado:

    • Toast thin slices and top with creamy avocado, poached eggs, and a sprinkle of chili flakes for a visually stunning breakfast.

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It goes great with our chicken pate, artichoke dip

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Sourdough Baguettes

The Art of Sourdough Baguettes

Homestyle Sourdough Baguettes. Crafted with tradition and a dash of innovation.

The Homestyle Advantage:

In a world of mass-produced bread, our Homemade style Sourdough Baguettes stand out as a beacon of authenticity. Our baguettes boast a delicate balance of crisp crust and airy crumb, a result of the careful sourdough fermentation process that sets them apart from the ordinary.

The Sourdough Alchemy:

What makes our baguettes truly extraordinary is the infusion of sourdough, a magical concoction of flour and water left to ferment and develop its unique character. This natural fermentation not only imparts a distinctive tang but also enhances the texture, making each bite a symphony of flavors and a celebration of the art of slow-rising dough.

A Glimpse into the Process:

Our Homemade style Sourdough Baguettes undergo a meticulous process that ensures they rise to the occasion. From the initial mixing of flour, water, and sourdough starter to the patient fermentation and hand shaping, every step is a labor of love. 

Versatile Pairings:

These baguettes are not just bread; they’re a canvas for culinary creativity. Here are a few delightful ways to savor the Homestyle Sourdough Baguette experience:

  • Classic French Flair: Embrace the baguette’s French roots with a simple pairing of fine cheese, grapes, and a glass of wine. Let the crust crackle and the flavors mingle for a classic French-inspired indulgence.
  • Mediterranean Bliss: Slice the baguette and serve it alongside olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a selection of olives. This Mediterranean-inspired treat is perfect for light lunches or appetizers.
  • Savory Sandwich Sensation: Elevate your sandwich game by using our baguette as the vessel for your favorite fillings. From gourmet deli meats to fresh veggies and spreads, the possibilities are endless.
  • Breakfast Bravado: Toast thin slices of our baguette and top them with creamy avocado, poached eggs, and a sprinkle of chili flakes for a breakfast that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.

Try our bestselling 5 grain baguette Liked by everyone old and young.

And the plain sourdough baguette  and our mini baguettes/ sandwich buns.

It goes great with our chicken pate, artichoke dip

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Kastenbrot (sandwich bread)

Kastenbrot, Your Perfect Sandwich Companion

Kastenbrot, the quintessential homestyle sourdough sandwich bread. This isn’t just any bread; it’s a loaf of perfection that rises tall, tastes buttery-soft, and transforms every sandwich into an epicurean delight. Say goodbye to preservatives and excess sugar – Kastenbrot is here to redefine your sandwich experience with the essence of homemade goodness.

The Sourdough Revelation:

Crafted with a touch of tradition and a dash of innovation, Kastenbrot similar to the concept of American sandwich bread and gives it a sourdough twist. The result? A loaf that’s not just bread; it’s an experience. We skip the preservatives, use less sugar, and let the magic of sourdough fermentation work its wonders. The outcome is a symphony of flavors, a testament to the art of homestyle baking.

A Glimpse into History:

Interestingly, what we now lovingly call Kastenbrot in Germany shares roots with the American sandwich loaf. In the 1930s, the term “sandwich loaf” in the United States referred to sliced bread. Fast forward to contemporary times, where U.S. consumers equate white bread, like Wonder Bread, with sandwich bread and sandwich loaf. Our Kastenbrot pays homage to this history, blending the best of both worlds.

The Kastenbrot Experience:

Prepare yourself for the best homemade bread Manila has ever seen. Kastenbrot rises to perfection, creating a loaf that’s tall, fluffy, and boasts a buttery-soft texture. The sourdough adds a depth of flavor that elevates your sandwiches to a whole new level. No more compromises – it’s time to savor the pure joy of homemade goodness.

Versatility Unleashed:

Now, let’s talk about the myriad ways you can elevate your culinary adventures with Kastenbrot. Here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Classic Sandwich Magic: Slice Kastenbrot to your desired thickness and build the classic sandwich of your dreams. From hearty club sandwiches to delicate cucumber creations, the options are endless.
  • Avocado Toast Extravaganza: Toasted Kastenbrot becomes the perfect canvas for a creamy spread of avocado. Add a sprinkle of your favorite toppings – perhaps cherry tomatoes, feta, or a drizzle of balsamic glaze – for a breakfast or brunch masterpiece.
  • Grilled Cheese Bliss: Transform your Kastenbrot into the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Melted cheese, golden-brown perfection, and the comforting aroma of sourdough – need we say more?
  • Open-Faced Elegance: For a touch of sophistication, create open-faced sandwiches with Kastenbrot as the base. Top it with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and a sprinkle of dill for a chic appetizer or light lunch.

Try our bestselling Kastenbrot. Liked by everyone old and young.

It goes great with our chicken pate, artichoke dip

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Manila Bulletin Feature

What’s on the menu on Andy Maluche’s successful German sausage business

Andy and Currywurst Meister’s Prezilla

In 2016, Andy Maluche, a German who lived in the Philippines, decided to start a business. His first idea was to do a food truck since it is a booming concept in his home country. So, he designed and made his own food cart.

Andy’s first pop-up store was located in front of the Makati bar Heckle&Jeckle. Although it worked for a while, he was later prohibited to peddle in the streets. That led him to move to the Legazpi Sunday Market. There, he sold luxury eats like New Zealand mussels. Unfortunately, there was no market for it. Next in his entrepreneurial journey were buns, which also ended badly. Not long after, he transitioned to currywurst, a German street food, but he was asked to leave the flea market because someone was already offering the product.

 
Pfefferbeisser

Andy then decided to put up shop at Rockwell focusing on bread and sausages. He devoted his entire year studying how to make authentic German meat sausages through online research and by watching YouTube videos. Eventually, he opened a small stall in Alabang. Due to the pandemic, however, he was forced to close.

To adapt, Andy created his online shop called Currywurst Meister and, surprisingly, people started to order. In the beginning of the health crisis, Andy was booked out five to six days in advance. The orders got crazy that he couldn’t do everything, from production to the booking of deliveries, by himself anymore. “My wife saw the success and started to help,” says Andy. He even began hiring people around his neighborhood.

Schlachterplatte (butcher’s plate) 

A year ago, Andy was invited to open a restaurant on Balesin Island. “We supply the food, but we don’t run the restaurant,” he clarifies.

Curry Wurst Meister’s sausages and meatloaves are made with fresh meat and spices. They have no fillers, extenders, and preservatives, and are pure meat.

Andy’s initial success was hinged on his fellow Germans who missed their comfort food. His artisanal varieties of bread are what German children grew up having in bakeries. Pastries are keto, made from almond flour. Some have pumpkin, chia, and sesame seeds. The wood-fired oven sourdough bread has nothing but flour, salt, water, and Andy’s special year-old sourdough, with natural leaven. Sourdough bread is easier to digest. It has lower sugar than normal bread. Currywurst Meister also has Hefezopf, the only sweet bread on its menu. Some of the bestselling breads include the five-grain sourdough, sourdough wheat, and pretzel buns. All are baked fresh to order.

Almond bread

Currywurst Meister’s sausages and meatloaves are made with fresh meat and spices. They have no fillers, extenders, and preservatives, and are pure meat. The sausages are perfect for grilling, which brings out the best tastes. Smoked meats include smoked bockwurst, Pfefferbeisser, ham, bacon, tenderloin, Kaese Krainer, and Hungarian. The bestselling sausages are Nuernberger, smoked bockwurst, fine bratwurst, and lamb sausages. —Janica Angeles

 

You can buy all these products at the shop at City Club Alphaland, Makati. If you’re visiting Baselin Island you can check out the restaurant, or order directly through the website www.currywurstmeister.com.

—Janica Angeles

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Esquire Philippine Feature

Nothing is possibly meatier and more packed with flavor than a well-made sausage. The cylindrical meat product, which comes in various flavors depending on its provenance and ingredients, is made using animal by-products that would otherwise end up in the bin. Even pork blood is found in some of the most beloved sausages, such as the boudin noir of France and the morcilla of Spain.

On our side of the world, the longganisa is a breakfast favorite, a beloved sausage best served with garlic rice and fried egg and dipped in spiced vinegar. With unique regional characteristics sparking rabid fandom from Filipinos who grew up eating different variations, the best longganisa is a list to make another day.

For now, we gather our favorite purveyors of the tastiest European-style sausages. These delis and restaurants are the go-to places for the meatiest and most flavorful links. 

Currywurst Meister

Artist Andy Maluche may be known in most circles as a visual raconteur, but recently his freshly baked German breads and preservative-free European-style sausages are what have been disrupting the food scene. He used to have a stall in Poblacion, but these days he takes orders through his website and has them delivered to your door. Once in a while, he does a pop-up, like a literal sausage and beer fest, where people can have their fill of his amazing sausage set: Maluche’s brats, schweinebraten, as well as smoked bacon and ham.

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Philippine Star Feature

A German’s take on German food

BY ED TAMAYO PUBLISHED DEC 07, 2023 5:00 AM

https://philstarlife.com/living/176111-andy-maluche-german-food

Metro Manila food lovers with a craving for German fare like bread and sausages—made as they are in Germany with great care and prepared with carefully selected ingredients in limited batches—are increasingly looking to the online shop Currywurst Meister for a fix.

Named after the iconic German street food consisting of sausage and curry ketchup, Currywurst Meister was founded in 2016 by longtime Makati resident Andy Maluche. At the young age of 22 he set out from home in Munich, in the state of Bavaria, to see the world. He fell in love with the Philippines, and most of all his wife, Nena, a lovely Samareña.

Andy Maluche with his bread selection at Currywurst Meister

Andy is an artist with a passion for sculpting, painting, and shooting photos in his signature, kinetic style. A prolific blogger, he comes with years of solid accomplishments in design and advertising, having worked with well-known brands. Above all else, he has pursued his lifelong fascination and passion for food, especially traditional fare from his native Deutschland.

An assortment of bestsellers: Sourdough buns, sourdough bagels, and other freshly baked sourdough varieties

The growth of Currywurst Meister started with the metro’s German residents, who longed for the different kinds of bread and sausages they were raised on. “I wanted food that I grew up with, the way these are prepared in Germany,” says Andy, who’s properly armed with the knowhow for making German sourdough, pretzels, sausages, and meatloaves the right way. “At first, just mostly for myself and my family. Happily, we are seeing more and more people in Metro Manila discovering and liking our food.” To this day, he and Nena manage all aspects of operations, with special attention to quality.

Distinct from American pretzels, these Bavarian pretzels are savory and a different kind of delicious: Pretzels and pretzel buns are by far the most-loved Currywurst Meister products

The shop’s artisanal types of bread, baked from scratch as they are ordered, are typically what you would find in classy German bakeries. The ingredients of the sourdough bread, done in a wood-fired oven, are flour, salt, and water—nothing else. The special, year-old sourdough is made with natural leavening. Incidentally, sourdough has lower sugar content than “regular” bread and is more easily digested.

 
Make your own Schlachterplatte (butcher’s plate) with grilled sausages, bacon, meatloaf, and tenderloin on a bed of sauerkraut with bread dumplings

The top customer choices among bread products include five-grain sourdough, sourdough wheat, and pretzel buns. The pretzels are always in much demand. Currywurst Meister also bakes a keto-friendly almond bread with almond flour and pumpkin, chia, and sesame seeds. 

As for the sausages and meatloaves, these are likewise freshly prepared, with the most expensive, pure choice cuts of meat flavored with spices—no extenders and fillers. Some of the smoked meats, necessarily, are prepared with preservatives, but used sparingly. Andy advises that grilling the sausages brings out their best taste, instead of other ways of cooking.

The world-famous schnitzel is a must-have in any respectable German food shop. Currywurst Meister has made it even more popular in the metro.

The smoked meats include a range of sausages: bockwurst; Kaese Krainer (cheese); Hungarian (pork); Pfefferbeisser (soft salami with pepper); and ham, bacon, and tenderloin. Right now, the favorite sausages are Nuernberger (finger-size and made of pork), smoked bockwurst, fine bratwurst, and lamb. Almost all sausages are made of pork, except chicken sausage, lamb with beef, and pure beef.

German smoked ham, which is not sweet, is perfect with a sandwich bun. Or it adds a smoky, meaty flavor to any dish, and can also be cooked in sauerkraut.

“All of our food, these are delicious treats,” Andy says with a smile. When the COVID-19 crisis began, online orders shot up, sometimes with a waiting time of five to six days, but people were patient. Then Andy was tapped to supply food for a restaurant that opened on Balesin Island and was told to consider it his own. Meanwhile, back in Metro Manila, customer orders kept coming.

 
salut to Germany’s French neighbors: A traditional sourdough baguette and chicken paté, a bestseller, with lots of butter, brandy, and spices.

An avid customer, Don Gordon Bell, shares his thoughts that sum up most feedback about Currywurst Meister: “I absolutely love the loaves of bread, meats, deli, and many other products that I have discovered. Will continue to enjoy ordering. And for all those who appreciate great food, I highly recommend this shop. Go ahead and try Andy’s authentic German deli products.”

If the nutty flavor of sourdough bread isn’t enough, try walnut sourdough bread. The walnuts turn the bread purple inside. 

Andy concludes: “At Currywurst Meister, we offer a delicious and distinctive brand of experience with German food each time. And you need not travel to Germany or even leave home, because we bring it to your door.”

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Smoked Ham

Introduction: 

Prepared with meticulous care, our dry-cured, hot-smoked ham boasts a unique process that captures the essence of local hardwoods like Mango and Talisay, resulting in a savory delight that stands apart from the sweeter Filipino hams. Whether sandwiched between slices of bread or sizzling in a pan, get ready to indulge in a ham experience that’s anything but ordinary.

A Symphony of Flavors:

Unlike the sweeter profile of traditional Filipino hams, our dry-cured, hot-smoked creation takes a bold step in a savory direction. Perfectly balanced and irresistibly smoky, each bite is a testament to the fusion of culinary artistry and local craftsmanship. 

Versatile Pairings:

This ham is not just meant for sandwiches; it’s a versatile delight that embraces various culinary adventures. Thin slices can grace your favorite bread, layered with your choice of condiments for the perfect sandwich. Alternatively, if you crave a crispier texture, fry it up to golden perfection, transforming it into a savory indulgence that pairs beautifully with eggs, rice, or your preferred breakfast ensemble.

Serving Suggestions:

Elevate your breakfast or brunch with the smoky allure of our ham. Sandwich it between slices of freshly baked bread, add a dollop of mustard or a spread of mayo, and you have a sandwich that’s a celebration of local flavors. For those who prefer a heartier meal, embrace the sizzle by pan-frying the ham and serving it alongside your favorite breakfast staples.

Try our bestselling smoked ham here. Liked by everyone old and young.

It goes best with our sourdough baguettes, 5 grain, plain or mini baguettes