Mohnstrudel and Stollen
This morning I woke up very chirp. Look out the window and said, “Oh Snap it’s snowing” (actually worst, lol) and got ready to go downstairs. Because today was the day for my friend which is also my neighbor to teach me how to bake two German desserts. On Fridays she normally help me with my German grammatic, but today was my break to just relax and have fun. I hate to write and always repeat she she she. So I will call her Ann:)
I have another friend who live in the building too. She is my cake switching buddy:) We both bake cakes and sometime it is too much for the household. We split what we have for the other to enjoy. She is also a good friend and not only a cake buddy named Sarah:)
Two weeks ago Ann gave me a dessert book to look through and pick one thing that I would really like to bake. So I picked Mohnstrudel which is a poppyseed roll. Today she surprise me and said we are going to bake Stollen. Stollen is a type of German bread which is closely associated with Christmas. The bread is extremely sweet and rich, and resembles a cake much more than a bread. For this reason, some people refer to it as a fruitcake. However it does not need a pan to sit in. You form the dough by your hands and let it bake in the oven by itself on a tray for 1 hour on 155C. After you make it cool then add powder sugar on top.
Both the Stollen and Mohnstrudel was easy to make and both tasted great. When John come home I plan to surprise him with a little treat from both me and Ann and go grocery shopping to perhaps try to see if I understand how to replicate it on my own. If not this weekend some other weekend. I have other things in mind that I want to try and create:)