German Word of the Day
_ Kreppel is the word of jelly donut (often also known as Berliner).
This is a season delicacy, usually associated with Fasching (which always starts on 11.11 at 11:11). One can find mediocre ones throughout the year, but serious bakers make them during the winter months. A good Kreppel must have red jelly filling, although some people (for reasons that I will never understand) also eat ones with plum or pudding-like filling. I always buy two, because one is never enough. Although two can be a bit much, I manage. If you have never enjoyed a fresh Kreppel from a good German bakery, then you do not know jelly donuts.
NB. Canadians do not need to write in about Tim Horton’s; and residents of the United States can keep their Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts.
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