Sorceress from Munich, Germany
"When they go low, we go high. - Michelle Obama"
The Obstkuchen memory sounds lovely! Zupfkuchen I honestly mostly know from Dr. Oetker commercials during my long-ago youth. I'm not even sure I ever tried it. But it's funny about the "Russian" and then a Russian person (I assume) hasn't heard about it. On the other hand, it's a big country. I mean, Germany isn't as big by a long shot, but depending on where you visited, "traditional German" potato salad would look very different, as, I hear, lunatics in some outlying areas insist on putting mayonnaise in theirs.@MissSmilla when I was a kid, I liked making fruit tarts with my father. You know, baking an... ah, words... the dictionary says sponge flan... Obstboden and putting fruits on that one. I don't know, I just liked meticulously arranging strawberries on it. Bit low bar maybe, but I still liked it. Or Russian Zupfkuchen. Which isn't Russian, btw, my father always commented that he had never heard about it