The following Christmas story is based on a true story and was written by us: Ms. Niemann is a wife and mother who likes to spoil her loved ones according to the old family tradition. In her husband's family, it was common not only to serve pastries for Christmas, but also a Linz cake.
According to a recipe by the mother-in-law, who unfortunately passed away much too early, and who, as a gifted baker, always made her family happy. Now Ms. Niemann had failed to get her mother-in-law's recipe while she was still alive, because then she still supplied the family with the aforementioned Linz cake. She was all the more pleased when the recipe book fell into her hands when the household was dissolved. Her decision was clear: this year she would provide the family with Linzer Torte herself.
When it was mid-December, she bought all the ingredients that were listed in the recipe book. It was quite a lot. But you can also bake a delicious cake with lots of good ingredients. Now it was time to prepare it. 1 kg of hazelnuts had to be roasted and the shell removed. She strictly adheres to the recipe, which, down to the last detail, specified exactly the history of that legendary Linz cake.
When it came time to fill the dough into the mold, she found that this recipe was not enough for one, but for four Linz tarts. But since it only had one shape, it had to bake four times an hour each.
But the result was so good that she quickly forgot the amount of time she spent with it. Her family, especially her husband, found that the implementation of the recipe was very successful and that the Linz tarts were in no way different from those of the mother-in-law. Two would have been enough, but you could eat Linzer Torte until the New Year.
When Christmas was coming again next year, Ms. Niemann wanted to put her mother-in-law's recipe back into action. But how was it? There was something wrong with the amount of ingredients. Now she thought if she doubled the recipe it would have to fit. Again she prepared the dough, was amazed at the amount of ingredients, finally borrowed a mold and used the neighbor's oven so that she could bake the eight Linz tarts in one day.
The neighbor got compensation ??? A Linz cake, of course. Ms. Niemann also gave away two more cakes so that they didn't have to 'enjoy' the delicious Linz cake until Easter.
She also copied the recipe into her own baking book, but thought twice over. The following year, she waived Linz cake.
When another year had passed and Christmas was just around the corner, she wanted to delight her loved ones with a mother-in-law recipe. As a busy woman with a lot to do, she only vaguely remembered that something was wrong with the recipe.
So she took her baking book, doubled the already doubled recipe and prepared 16 Linz tarts.
As the queen of the Linz tarts, she went down in the history of the Niemann family. (FM)