Streusel Friday

One of my favourite German discoveries so far is streusel. A round, flat cake of sweet bread with a spread of creamy custard and a dusting of delectable crumble. The word streusel refers to the crumble itself, often found atop cakes and pastries. When the visit from Keren brought our eating habits into sharper focus, the quantity of streusel consumed in our house became cause for concern. We decided to go cold turkey. I soon realised why I had become so thoroughly entrenched in the streusel habit. That little ritual, the friendly backerei staff and the relief of an afternoon excursion had made streusel a survival thing. When the Paris Diet came into play, I found myself desolate without that regular window of human interaction (and hit of sugar). I confessed all. Keren gave me special dispensation to eat one streusel a week, and Streusel Friday was born. Unfortunately Tony’s generosity/appetite has made this concession all but impossible to comply with. Self-restraint never was my strong point. Anyone who’s seen Rose eat a banana will recognise the trait.


1 Response to “Streusel Friday”

  1. 1 Gerri Frederiksen May 22, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    just fancy one with a nice cup of coffee.
    Love Gerri..xx

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