Hallo! As you can see by my use of hello in German, I am finally in Freiburg! In fact, I have been in this beautiful city for approximately three weeks! I have been so busy with orientation and classes that I was not able to write a second post until now. So far, I have been enjoying my new home! In my last post, I spoke about being nervous to live in this new city, however, over these past few weeks I managed to turn my feeling of nervousness to a feeling of curiosity. Within my first week here in Freiburg, I took a tour of Breitnau, a municipality in the Black Forest and had a cooking night with my friends and housing tutors where we made Flammkuchen, a common dish consumed in Germany. Below, I will first talk about my trip to the Black Forest then describe how we prepared the Flammkuchen.
Tour of Breitnau
My tour of Breitnau was a sight worth seeing. This town is very small and filled with colorful shops. There is also a large vineyard and a factory that produces wine! I loved this part of Germany not only because of the wine but also the desert! If you love black forest cake as much as I do, you must taste a slice when you are in Breitnau. Here, it tastes very different to the black forest cake found in the United States, but in a good way of course! There is also A LOT of rum inside it. Below, you can see what it looks like.
How to Make Flammkuchen
The ingredients required for this dish are: flour, sour cream, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and bacon. Of course, you can put your own toppings however, I listed these ingredients because as shown in the photo below, these were the ingredients used on the Flammkuchen that we made. Once the flour was kneaded, we rolled it out very flat (like a pizza). Afterwards, we spread sour cream on the dough and added our toppings. Once they were added, we placed the dough in the oven for 30-45 minutes. Sorry I did not get a picture once it was out of the oven. In fact, I could not get a picture because once it was out of the oven, everyone rushed to get a piece. We were very hungry, and it was also delicious, hence getting a photo was almost impossible! You should also try it when you come to Germany! I will post more food and adventure pictures soon! Until then, auf wiedersehen!
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<p>Hi everyone!</p><p>My name is Brianna Logan and I am a junior at Skidmore College majoring in International Affairs. I was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up in Trinidad and Tobago. I moved back to the United States in 2012. A few fun facts about me include: Meeting American actress, singer, and songwriter, Keke Palmer as well as actress and singer, Anika Noni Rose! Rapper, Bow Wow touched my hand one time when I visited 106&park and was waving at him from the balcony! Some of my hobbies include: watching Netflix, singing, and writing short stories and poetry.</p>