The rich sweetness of good German cake (kuchen) goes hand in hand with stimulating steaming coffee (kaffee) and great conversation. Gathering friends and family together for an afternoon treat of coffee and cake invokes that feeling of Gemütlichkeit (coziness) that we all need from time to time to counter the stresses of everyday modern living. So consider snuggling up one afternoon with friends and family for a traditional German kaffee und kuchen klatsch (coffee and cake chat), accompanied by one or more of these German treats.
In 1832 Gustav Louis Zietemann unveiled his new creation named Spritzkuchen, made of choux pastry, baked in fat, and covered with icing. Ten years later, he started selling his pastry to passengers at the local train station. This was the path to success. The pastry became popular and a favorite with more than just the locals of Eberswalde.
Decorative and dangerously delicious, this jam-filled cookie requires a little bit of skill on part of the baker but will reward cookie lovers with its layers of flavor.