See that cutie-patootie up there? That’s the dude, eons ago, on his first day of school.
In Germany it’s traditional to give the kiddos a Zuckertüte – sugarbag (nowadays called a Schultüte – schoolbag) on the first day of school. It’s simply a colourful cardboard cone filled with sweets, trinkets and neat back to school supplies. Another popular German tradition? (at least in our house)
Sunday waffles – made by daddy
Here’s the scrumptious recipe passed down from Oma:
You’ll need: 4 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp honey, 1.5 cups milk, 1.5 cups sparking water, 1/4 cup butter, 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder & a pinch of salt
mix together all of the wet ingredients
add all of the dry ingredients except the baking powder & mix well
add the baking powder – I have no idea why the baking powder should be the very last ingredient mixed in but Oma insisted upon it & so to this day it’s how my hubs makes ’em
heat up the waffle iron you’ve had since university
dump a half ladle full of waffle mixture into the center
close the waffle iron & let it do it’s job for 2 – 3 minutes
open it up, peel the waffle off of the top & ladle on the next batch
we like to eat them plain…
or with a side of yogurt…
dipped in pear yogurt? mmmm yummy!