Traditional German New Year Cakes, a beloved tradition in my family. The recipe comes from my great-great-grandmother Bauman, perfected in the hills of Switzerland.

Prep that shit

  • 2 cups dark syrup
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup raisins (or more)
  • 1½ cup currants
  • 1¼ oz. anise seeds
  • 2 cups graham flour
  • 1 cups white flour
  • Milk (as much as desired for consistency)

Let's do it

  1. Mix all ingredients except milk.
  2. Add milk, stirring slowly, until desired consistency (think pancake batter).
  3. Cook like a pancake until browned.
  4. Serve with sausage and bacon.
  5. Alternatively, brown a small square piece of bacon, pour batter on top, set a small round of sausage on top of the batter. Now cook like a pancake.