Reformationsbroetchen

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    for 8 servings of Reformationsbroetchen you need:

    A reformation day pastry

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    500g all purpose flour
    40g yeast
    30g sugar
    250ml milk
    50g margarine
    90g raisins
    50g almonds, chopped
    1 tbsp. candied lemon peel
    1 tsp. fresh lemon zest

    200g strawberry jam
    powdered sugar

     

    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.

    Reformation day pastry

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    Fresh Yeast, 42g

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    Milk for the Reformation Day pastry

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    White sugar,

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    3. Add margarine, raisins, candied lemon peel, chopped almonds, lemon zests – mix and kneed everything well e.g. in a food processor.

    Margarine for baking

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    Chopped candied lemon peel

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    Fresh lemon zest

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    4. Let the dough rise until it has at least doubled.

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    5.Kneed the dough on a floured surface, then roll it out. About 1cm in thickness.

    Dough for reformation day pastry

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    Rolled out dough

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    6. Cut out squares of 15cm² and fold in the edges to the middle.

    Dough squares

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    Dough rectangle in detail

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    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.

    Raw reformation day pastry

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    Baking tray with raw Reformationsbroetchen

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    8. Bake the pastry pieces for about 20 minutes – serve them optional with a little bit powdered sugar on top.

     

     


     

    A reformation day pastry

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    Reformationsbroetchen can be served with
    coffee
    hot chocolate

     

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