Trina's North Germany

A glimpse into an ordinary German life


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What North Germans like to eat: Berliner

A must-have on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day are Berliner. This morning there were no other cakes or pastries available in our bakery, but all variations of Berliner: filled with different jams, vanilla or nougat cream, with champagne-strawberry or egg-nogg filling, with whisky and cream or with apple and cider; you certainly get a choice at this time of the year.

When I was a kid we had them at midnight, and one of them would be filled with mustard. The one that got it would be lucky in the year to come.

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And for dinner? Traditionally we had carp with horseradish sauce made with fresh cream. Well, for me that fish has too many sharp bones, so we will have a  nice fresh salmon instead.

Wish you all a happy New Year!