Cake Number 18: Bienenstich (Germany)


I managed to bake something and have nothing go wrong (if you don’t count the fact that I dropped the flour, which caused the bag to burst and flour to go everywhere, and the fact that I managed to slice my finger open with a bread knife.  But they didn’t affect the final result!).  I am so pleased with these!  They are lovely little brioche-y type cakes/bread topped with a sugary/honey/almondy mixture.  And the outside is so satisfyingly crunchy!  When I cut these in half to add the vanilla custard (resulting in the sliced open finger), they made such a nice crunch noise!


Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of nuts and I did try it with them – but I think I’ll probably scrape them off the next one I have.  I seem to be the only person in my family who doesn’t like nuts (or mushrooms.  Ugh….).  Strangely enough, though, I like macarons and they are made almost completely from nuts (but the sugar helps!)