We had a quick (just under a week) visit to Germany last week. I didn't really take a lot of pictures, but I did take some pictures of food, so I thought I'd share those. :) We went out to a Konditorei for cakes and white hot chocolate on one afternoon- this quote from Wikipedia sums up what a Konditorei is. "Konditorei is the German word for a pâtisserie and confectionery shop. A Konditorei typically offers a wide variety of pastries and is like a little café. In Germany and Austria it is a very popular custom to go to a Konditorei to have a cake and some coffee or hot chocolate mid-afternoon. Cakes vary from cream cakes to apple strudel to petit fours."
The cake in the above picture was mine- it had many layers, with a kind of hazelnut cream in between, and some marzipan was in there somewhere, too.
Below is my son's cake. It's a yellow cake with a red currant filling, topped with meringue. As you can see, he just could not wait for me to finish taking my photo- he wanted to start eating right away!!
On the night we arrived in Germany, my mom had some homemade Lebkuchen waiting for us (below)- it was so good, and soft and chewy with a great flavor. I bought the German baking book that contains the recipe, but I'm not sure I can get the correct ingredients here. However, there are a ton of other sweets in there that I look forward to making.
It was kind of sad coming home (especially because we had to clean our house when we got home- we left it in a sad state) but we look forward to our next trip to Germany!
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