for 8 servings of Reformationsbroetchen you need:
500g all purpose flour
50g almonds, chopped
1 tbsp. candied lemon peel
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
200g strawberry jam
Reformationsbroetchen – a traditional german pastry recipe for the 31. of october – Reformation Day
Reformationsbroetchen is a typical pastry that is exclusively served on the 31. of october each year. Especially in the federal states of Saxony and Thuringia this sweet delicacy is availiable short before and after this religious holiday.
1. Weigh out 500g of all purpose flour, 30g of sugar, 50g of margarine, 90g of raisins, 50g of chopped almonds.
2. Fill flour, yeast, milk and sugar in a bowl.
3. Add margarine, raisins, candied lemon peel, chopped almonds, lemon zests – mix and kneed everything well e.g. in a food processor.
4. Let the dough rise until it has at least doubled.
5.Kneed the dough on a floured surface, then roll it out. About 1cm in thickness.
6. Cut out squares of 15cm² and fold in the edges to the middle.
7. Drop a teaspoon of strawberry jam in the middle of each piece then arrange them on a baking tray (with baking paper or nonstick spray). Meanwhile preheat your oven on 180°C.
8. Bake the pastry pieces for about 20 minutes – serve them optional with a little bit powdered sugar on top.
Reformationsbroetchen can be served with