Tag Archives: 19th century

Wafer Fritters

Another set of recipes from Philippine Welser’s collection: 94 If you want to make wafer fritters (mandatten baches) Take almonds and grind or pound them small and see they do not turn oily. Moisten them with rosewater in a timely … Continue reading

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Franzbrötchen

Today, my son and I visited his grandmother and she had bought Schoko-Quarkbrötchen (a nice, if slightly heavy kind of bun with chocolate flakes baked into it). My son, though, asked for a Franzbrötchen. This above all marks him out … Continue reading

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Hamburger Klöben (1830)

Just as brief post today. A friend of my mother who is housebound said he enjoyed the Quarkstollen I baked in December very much and said he was sorry that he would have to wait until next Christmas for another … Continue reading

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Playing with Stollen

In Germany today, Stollen is for Christmas and to many, it is not Christmas without proper Stollen, often specifically called Christstollen or Weihnachtsstollen. The name itself just means a round, thick object which is why in modern German, it also … Continue reading

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Trying Out a Cake Mould

I suppose it is time to stop apologising for the gaps between my posts since this is turning out to be the new normal. But I am now home again and can give you the story of an experiment I … Continue reading

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Bramble Jam in History

I am quite fond of bramble season and lucky to be living in a part of Germany that, whatever else it may lack in fruit and vegetables, is blessed with fine and ample berry harvests.Yesterday, I decided to check the … Continue reading

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The Ancestry of Kuttelfleck

Another short recipe from the Innsbruck MS: 104 If you would fry tripe (wammppenflekh), boil them very well and prepare a strauben batter, dredge them in it and fry them. But you may also first fry (rosten) them in fat … Continue reading

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Berliner

New Year’s Eve would not be complete without the traditional Berliner, known in much of the south as a Krapfen and in Berlin, confusingly, as a Pfannkuchen. This sweet fritter has an august lineage, going back at least to the … Continue reading

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