Thursday, February 18, 2010

A German cake

Taking a quick break from inherited items....
Our friend Doris has been itching to get into the kitchen and bake some of her traditional desserts for us. After looking through this German cookbook, she decided to phone relatives in Berlin and she got a 60-year old recipe for us to try. The dough was somewhere between a bread and a cake, since it had yeast mixed in.
We were taking the cake for refreshments at our weekly Bible Study on Tuesday night, so decided to make two...and as Doris said "have plenty of left-overs." We let the dough raise by the fire for about 30 minutes.

We rolled out the dough and placed in on parchment paper, since we needed to lift it from the pan after baking. We let them rise again for about 30-40 minutes, then topped it with a caramelized almond topping before popping them in the oven.

Here they are cooling on a rack...and meanwhile we made homemade vanilla pudding, and cooled it too.

We sliced the cakes in half (no small feat...we did it with heavyweight crochet thread) and spread the cooled pudding on for a filling. Then we replaced the top, and they came out looking like this...

They tasted delightful...but different from anything I have ever tasted, like a bread with a sweet smooth pudding filling and a sweet yummy top.

Doris was very proud of her efforts, and everyone enjoyed the treat that night...not least the insurance man and Doris!

1 comment:

Peter Jones said...

Hurray for the German cake! Your pictures are great. It looks lovely. :) Lots of fun...