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And now for something completely different:

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 4 August 2008 in Food & Cuisine.

The plum season has just started!

Yes - self-made. Yummy! :-)

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Yummy indeed!!! Really great to get the "something completely different" The white is sugar i take it???? Yum!!!

4 Aug 2008 8:09am

@Linerberry: Of course! Dig in! :-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Pack some and send it over, please!!! My mouth is watering!!! Happy you!!!

4 Aug 2008 8:29am

@Japanalia: It's moulding fast, maybe we should wait until the teleporter will be invented! :-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing! Great shot! I want some.

4 Aug 2008 9:22am

@Ana Lúcia: Was really tasty (yum!) ;-P

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Quick... send me one now, I have a DHL account so it will be here today.

4 Aug 2008 10:33am

@Observing: Yum... too late! (Burp!) :-D

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Looks scrumptious!

4 Aug 2008 11:13am

@Michael Skorulski: Baked with love! :-)

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

ooohhh, please can you send one to me too? Yuuummmmm!

4 Aug 2008 11:31am

@Kylie Greenan: Everything is eaten up, this is a historic photo! :-D

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Golden colour, i want the corner piece I have to go... and eat.

4 Aug 2008 6:31pm

@JoeB: I see I'm not alone with my addiction to sweets. :-D

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

quite yummy indeed -- and definitely off my diet... a wonderful braided texture here -- love the crispy near burnt bits... wouldn't that taste nice! :)

4 Aug 2008 7:32pm

@dj.tigersprout: You bet!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Scrumptious. I was expecting you to give us a complete molecular breakdown of this or, at least, a recipie !

4 Aug 2008 7:58pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Easy! Mix flour (500g) and sugar (60g), put it in a bowl and make a hollow. Now crumble some yeast (42g) into that, then put 250 ml of milk (luke warm) into the bowl. Stir carefully milk and yeast, wait for 15 minutes. Mix (molten) butter and two eggs, put this into the bowl. Then knead for at least 10 minutes until you have a good yeast dough. Let it rise for half an hour, then knead it again and put it on a baking sheet. Now cover it with plums and bake it at 200°C for 50 minutes. After that, add suger, ready!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Delicious photo! I like Ronnie's comment. :)

4 Aug 2008 9:03pm

@Margie: Now you can read the recipe he was asking for. :)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Humm! It smells good.

4 Aug 2008 10:03pm

@António Pires: Yes! :-)

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great colors - good enough to eat!!!!

4 Aug 2008 10:36pm

@willow: Enough for three days :-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

One please!!!!
Great details and textures

5 Aug 2008 12:57am

@Jen: And they were tasty too! :-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Whenever I go to a German bakery I have a tendency to order five or six kinds of dessert because everything looks so good. Yet I believe they say in the ideal Europe, the Italians are the cooks and the Germans are the mechanics (the Brits are the police, the French are the lovers, and it's all organized by the Swiss). I guess in European Hell, the French are the mechanics, the Swiss are the lovers, the Brits are the cooks, the Germans are the police, and it's all organized by the Italians.

5 Aug 2008 4:24am

@Twelvebit: Some say, hell is when Germans are the cooks, the mechanics, the police, the lovers, and it's all organized by the Germans :-)
Things have changed, really. :-/

Laurent from Lyon, France

bon appétit! ;o)

5 Aug 2008 11:22am

@Laurent: C'était très délicieux, merci!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful and looks very good. Self made...Great.

5 Aug 2008 11:37pm

@akarui: Thanks! :-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Some say, hell is when Germans are the cooks, the mechanics, the police, the lovers, and it's all organized by the Germans :-)

Well, I think I might be more worried about the Brits, as they seem determined to realize all the predictions of Orwell, even it they come to them a little late. Germany, having already experienced what it is like to take a certain path, will perhaps be inclined to practice some caution and restraint.

6 Aug 2008 10:19pm

@Twelvebit: I wouldn't count on this too much, experiences fade away fast, and our cultural varnish is just a thin layer. But that's a different story.