Sunday, December 25, 2005


Merry Christmas Everyone

For breakfast this morning, we had stollen, salad, sliced apple and coffee.

Stollen (shu-toll-en) is a bread-like cake traditionally made in Germany. It is usually eaten during the Christmas season. Stollen (originally name Striezel) was created in Dresden, Germany around 1450. Dresden Stollen is sold at various places and at the local Striezelmarkt Christmas market in Germany.

The light airy fruitcake is made with yeast, water and flour. It usually has dried citrus peel, dried fruit, almonds, and uses spices such as cardamom and cinnamon. The dough is quite low in sugar and the finished cake is coated with icing sugar.

I bought this stollen at a German bake shop near Sakurai (one station from our place), called Grob Ofen (gloss a-fen). They had all kinds of yummy German confections.

Grob Ofen
1-1-1 Sakurai
Minoo, Osaka
Phone: 072.723.9151
Closed on Wednesdays

Enjoy the day!!

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