‘Tis The Season…

…to be jolly, although we’re way past Christmas. In Germany the 5th season – Fasching (carnival) – starts on November 11. The actual parades and celebrations are in February and March, though.

I am not a fan at all of this artificial gaiety, but there is one thing I love about the 5th season: the pastry that goes with it.

The most commonly known type of pastry is the Berliner – a little like a lighter version of the doughnut without the hole in the middle and filled with jam instead. That’s the classic version. During the last few years many more varieties have come up, among them the chocolate Berliner. I saw one of those at the bakery the other day and just had to try it.

At the same bakery I saw a choux pastry creation that looked like a cruller, so I decided to give that a try as well. What can I say but yummy. Luckily the 5th season’s going to be over mid-March, so the dangers to the hips will be minimised soon…

Berliner Collage


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