How to Make German Pancakes - Pfannkuchen
Germans have a wonderful affinity for pancakes, and their pancakes are more in the French crepe style. There is a restaurant in Ulm that specializes in pancakes, and I can highly recommend it.
If, however, you are nowhere near Ulm, here is a recipe from Germany converted into English units (or whatever it's called here in the States).
2 German Pfannkuchen
1 pinch of salt
a scant 2/3 C milk*
2/3 C flour
Combine the egg, salt, and milk. Add the flour a spoonful at a time and w…
How to Write an "Elfchen" (German Cinquain Poem)
An "Elfchen" is similar to a Haiku in that it has a set form, however it is unique in that it has 11 words, the lines having 1-2-3-4-1 words, respectively.
It always has this form (replace each number with a word):
one two three
one two three four
The first word is the topic and the final word is often a commentary or a summary word. Here’s one I wrote for my student’s Valentine’s Day (Valentinstag!) lesson last night:
veraendert das Her…