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Early delivery from Santa 
14th-Dec-2004 10:05 am
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Postie arrived at an ungodly hour this morning and deposited a huge box in MWNN's hands. label looked German so we immediately thought irishnoodles had sent it.


Remember the folk we rescued when their boat was sinking and gave them the tow all the way back to the boatyard? They sent us seasonal gifts from N.Friesland. Boxes of Motzart chocs, marzipan, more chocs, coffee, more chocs, and, best of all

a stollen, - an all butter one.

MWNN loves marzipan and, despite good intentions every year, I never get round to baking a stollen.

Now, how to persuade MWNN that he really doesn't need all those chocolates?

I'm getting ready for the annual pre-Christmas R&R at Henlow Grange, starting tomorrow. Don't worry bogwitch and calove, chapter 11 will be done by the time I get back.


Waves at estepheia Recovered from the Celiidh? I can't imagine one without alcohol. It's needed to lubricate the joints.
14th-Dec-2004 11:06 am (UTC)
Baking a Stollen?

That's what Sainsbury's is for.
14th-Dec-2004 11:49 am (UTC)
Wow, that was nice of them!

Enjoy Henlow and look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
14th-Dec-2004 11:50 am (UTC)
Whoa, my knees nearly killed me yesterday, but I'm fine today, quite recovered, thank you. :-)

And pssst, you spelled my name wrong. ;-)
14th-Dec-2004 12:35 pm (UTC)
Remember the folk we rescued when their boat was sinking

Oh yes, the ones you ended up wishing you hadn't? That was nice of them!
14th-Dec-2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
And bleagh, Stollen. :-(
Most Germans love that stuff... but I ... well, not so much. :-)
Baumkuchen is much nicer. Yum.
14th-Dec-2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
I don't like stollen because of the marzipan. What is Baumkuchen?

Sorry about the spelling. I always miss that extra 'e'.
14th-Dec-2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
A layered cake, that is traditionally prepared on a roasting stick over a fire. The dough is poured on in layers, the stick turns, and the cake bakes, like a roast pig, basically. Once it has a certain thickness it's taken off the spit and covered in chocolate. I love it.
Have a look at the picture. :-)

And never mind about the name, as long as you don't mind if I correct you. ;-)
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