Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Travel friends

Last week we received a lovely package from Dorothe and Werner in Germany which was full of wonderful German treats. Along with these items below, was a wooden Christmas star, Kinder chocolate for the children and a beautiful hand embroidered card.

This Schinken Wurst (schinken = ham, wurst = sausage) is made in their butcher's shop which you can see on the label. The shop has been in the family since Jakob Hinderer opened in 1780. I have a book that they gave us which shows photographs of the shop during the last century. It was very interesting to see the changes - living history.

You can see it as it stands today on their website here. This meat is delicious. On our departure from Germany, the family called round to say goodbye and gave us some goodies for the road which included two tins of schinken wurst. Eating this for tea the other night brought back fond memories!

As well as being butchers, Dorothe and Werner also undertake outside catering. We sampled some at a BBQ at their home. See some amazing of their amazing creations here! Warning - viewing will make you hungry lol.

We really enjoyed this Stollen. I found this on the web which will explain ~

'Stollen is a bread-like cake traditionally made in Germany, usually eaten during the Christmas season as Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. Stollen (originally Striezel) was created in Dresden in around 1450 and the most famous Stollen is still the Dresdner Stollen, sold, among other places, at the local Striezelmarkt Christmas market.
Stollen is a fruitcake made with yeast, water and flour, and usually dried citrus peel (called "Zitronad(e)"), dried fruit, almonds, and spices such as
cardamom and cinnamon; the dough is quite low in sugar. The finished cake is sprinkled with icing sugar. The traditional weight is 2 kg, but smaller sizes are now available'.


Anonymous said...

Hey we eat "kerststol"
as well. Although we also eat it with easter and whatever holiday is a good excuse to eat it! John and i are going to Germany in Febraury for a weekend. We problably will go to Sauerland!
See ya!
liefs and auf wiedersehnen from trali

Deb said...

Hey girl, your life is a holiday! Just kidding ~ have fun and look forward to reading all about it! Liefs Deb

Glenn said...

Hi Deborah...German food can be wonderful! I have never been to Germany (my wife has) but in traveling Australia, we frequented some German restaurants, and the food was great! Pork snitzels and sourkraut (help..bad spelling), very nice!
It was good to get some reasonably healthy food when backpacking!

BChsMamaof3 said...

What a wonderful treat! We love having stollen at christmas :) My Omi used to send us huge care packages from Austria on all of the holidays and it was so fun to find the chocolates and little gifts inside :)

PS. I love your blog!