Everyone says that you have to try the Indonesian food in Amsterdam, and they are right. My mom and I were a little leary of ordering the rijsttafel, especially since we had never even had Indonesian food before. We were even more scared when they brought out six plates of funky looking food. We were very surprised to find that it was not only edible, but delicious. We practically licked all the platters clean.
Since Freiburg is in the Black Forest region of Germany, we had a try of some black forest cake. We also had French crepes and Dutch pancakes. This all fits in well with the pancake parade that I am still continuing. (I have not quite run out of ideas yet.)
¼ cup applesauce
½ cup milk
1/3 cup flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp baking powder
dash of salt
1 cup frozen cherries, slightly thawed
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
cherries, to top
Mix the salt, baking powder, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder together. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and stir in the oil, milk, and applesauce. Whisk together the wet and dry ingredients until there are no more lumps. Preheat a nonstick pancake pan to medium low heat. Scoop out a few tbsp of the batter onto the pan and cook until the top starts to bubble and the bottom is dry. Flip and cook the other side until lightly browned. Meanwhile, blend the cherries together. Spread each pancake with about a tablespoon of yogurt and 1-2 tablespoons of the cherries. Stack the pancakes on top of each other and garnish with additional cherries.
I promise that there will be more pictures and stories from Europe in the posts to come. I hope to recreate some of the recipes and share them with you.