Day: February 23, 2013
I have just discovered recently a new kind of bread in the German bakeries. I noticed it first of the witty name: Max & Moritz (A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks) which is a well known German illustrated story in verse. This highly inventive, blackly humorous tale, told entirely in rhymed couplets, was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch (published in 1865).
The sixth tricks: The baker
The boys invade a bakery which they believe is closed. Attempting to steal pretzels, they fall into a vat of dough. The baker returns, catches the breaded pair, and bakes them. But they survive, and escape by gnawing through their crusts.
Final Trick: The Farmer
Hiding out in the grain storage area of a farmer, Bauer Mecke, the boys slit some grain sacks. Carrying away one of the sacks, Bauer Mecke immediately notices the problem. He puts the boys in the sack instead, then takes it to the mill. The boys are ground to bits and devoured by the miller’s ducks. Later, no one expresses regret! (The mill really exists in Ebergötzen, in Germany, and can be visited)
So knowing the terrible end of the story it was rather morbid or very smart naming the bread after the 2 rascals. But I have to admit the bread is not at all terrible just the opposite it’s divine.
Max & Moritz 9 seeds bread (500 gs 2,29 Euros)
Ingredients: rye flour, rye cut, wheat flour, water, soya bean groats, flax seed, oat, potato flour, sunflower yields a seed, yeast, wheat bran, spelled groats, salt (uniodinated), wheat germinates, E270, E262ii, rye spring flour, pinch of sugar and cumin seed.
Directions: Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat cycle, and Start. After the first rise, remove dough from the machine. Shape, and place into a lightly oiled 9×5 inch loaf pan. Cover, and let rise for 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees C (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool before slicing.