Struwen (Good Friday Pancakes)

Good Friday Pancakes from Germany - West Phalian Stuwen | A Little Yumminess

We’re hanging for spring break this week, doing the stay-cation thing and entertaining ourselves with bike rides, bug hunts in the yard, visits to friends and little mini adventures close to home. Yesterday we had the chance to slip in a quick culinary trip to to central Germany to try our hands at making a West Phalian Easter-time treat called struwen, a barely sweet, yeasted pancake with raisins. I would describe struwen as somewhere between a pancake, biscuit and a churro …. can you ever really ever go wrong with fried bread?

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