This is Verena, a teacher at Shinjuku Nishiguchi.
It will be autumn soon, so I would like to show you some food we eat in autumn in Germany. I really miss these things because you can’t buy them in Japan.
Pflaumenkuchen/ Zwetschgenkuchen (Plum cake)
Pflaumenkuchen is a sheet cake or pie cake. For this cake you use a yeast dough or shortcrust dough, which you thinly spread onto a baking sheet or a different baking mold. Then you cover the cake with plums and bake it. That’s it! It is popular as a summer & autumn cake. In Germany plums usually grow from July to October. So we can enjoy eating plum cakes for a long time.
Federweißer (also Federweisser , from German Feder, "feather", and weiß, "white"), is an alcoholic beverage, typically 4 percent. It is the product of fermented freshly pressed grape juice, known as must. Actually it’s right between grape juice and wine.
"Flammkuchen is a kind of a German Pizza and it’s a South German dish. It’s made of bread dough, which you roll out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle or circle. Instead of Tomato sauce you use crème fraiche (kind of sour cream), then you put thinly sliced onions and bacon on it and cover everything with cheese. Perfect!
I highly recommend to eat Flammkuchen or Pflaumenkuchen with Federweißer. It’s definitely a good combination.
I hope you enjoyed this insight into German autumn food! If you ever have the chance to visit Germany during autumn please try these delicious dishes.
Thanks for reading!