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May 31 2013 German Culture Newsletter

It is still too cool here to be sorting out the salad recipes with much enthusiasm, so this week's article is a recipe for Bavarian Donuts, or Auszogne, guaranteed to cheer up grey days.

A Tea Time Treat - Auszogne

Bavarian Donuts, also known as "Auszogne" or "Kniekuechle", are an ancient Kultgebaeck, a cult baked good, which, as with so many treats from beer to Lebkuchen, probably originated in a medieval German monastery.

For centuries they were something to look forward to during different church holidays and festivals, but now they are enjoyed all year round and are delicious. Not calorie free unfortunately, but definitely delicious.


And the Word Of The Week is - Heizpilz, literally a 'Hot Mushroom'.

Something which visitors to Beer Gardens in most areas of Germany will certainly need at the moment.

Tall mushroom shaped outdoor heaters, 'heating mushrooms', they are outdoor radiant heaters found in many outside recreation areas, the heat from the 'mushroom cap' warming people near to them and taking away some of the unseasonable chill...........

There is much more to read and discover on the German Culture site, which also has a forum, so if there is anything you would like to see featured, or if you have any Germany related questions or comments, then please feel free to contact me, either in the forum or via email.

Francine McKenna-Klein,
German Culture Editor

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