Friday, December 17, 2010

The Plätzchen made did the Lebkuchen, Mozart Balls and the Glühwein!

The homemade Plätzchen or Christmas Cookies made by cousin Julia were hand carried back from Munich for cake hour.  Assorted other goodies were also included day trips to Salzburg and Nürnberg - both places known for the quality of their Christmas festivals.  In Salzburg the small Christmas Market at the fortress had the best Glühwein of the trip.  One of the specialties of Salzburg are Mozart Kugeln. When you translate it into English they become Mozart Balls which no longer sound particularly exotic. They are everywhere to be seen in Salzburg and are easily attainable in most stores in Germany.
Christmas Market in Salzburg

The famous Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg
The Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg is one of the most famous in all of Germany. It is known for Lebkuchen, Bratwurst and also for Glühwein.  I brought back some specialties from both places and with the Plätzchen combined everything in to a Christmas in Germany cake hour.  In order to get a sense of the real event we even opened a window to chill the room a bit.  As you can see from the pictures the Glühwein and the Plätzchen got the biggest response and by the end of cake hour both of them were gone, gone, gone!  Everyone was impressed and can't wait to check out the markets in person.

The full set of treats for Christmas from Germany
Julia's Homemade Plätzchen - mm, mm, good!

The ubiquitous Mozart Balls from Salzburg

Nürnberger Lebkuchen

Teegebäck from Salzburg

The good stuff Glühwein from Nürnberg

Image of old Nürnberg come with the Lebkuchen

The full spread ready to be devoured!

Enjoying their first Glühwein

Wow, this stuff is good!

In France we call it vin chaud!

Enjoying what he brought - especially the Plätzchen

Japanese colleagues join in!
As does our colleague from China.

Getting down to the end!
As expected the Plätzchen were the first to go!      

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