Saturday, November 28, 2009
73 ~ The German Bakery
A favourite treat in our house, Cinnamon Stars appear in the German bakeries around Christmas time. I have never tried to make them myself but here is a recipe from the web, if you would like to look it over. I think there are many ways to make them and I imagine that German cooks will use the recipe they know best, perhaps one passed down in their family.
But I was out this morning and after visiting the German deli, I stopped at the German bakery. I know this is Spain.....but there are many retired people from Germany living here and many more who come to this area for winter holidays, thus one finds shops specializing in imported or locally made German foods.
I bought a piece of Poppyseed cake (Mohnkuchen) for my husband.
A piece of apple pie caught my eye and so I bought that for him as well. It has a thickly glazed topping sprinkled with toasted almond slivers. He'll be happy to see what I've brought home today!
The bakery is really a small place with only a window to serve the public, since the ovens are located elsewhere on the island.
It seems to be always busy, also serving coffee, cakes and ice creams outside on the patio. Many people come in the morning to buy their baguette, rye bread rolls, pastries and cakes. Their bread is very tasty, is mostly brown, dinkle, rye and whole grain and smells wonderful.
Well now I think I've talked enough about food today, and I've made myself thoroughly hungry! I hope you are able to nibble on sweets like this with no guilt about calories. And if you are American and still finishing your Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, I send best wishes for a continued Happy Thanksgiving holiday with your families!
¡Hasta La Vista!