Tuesday, 23 March 2010
They're a southern German speciality, made from spelt wheat and rather like a mini-baguette.
Interesting story to the name.
They were traditionally given to the poor on All Souls day (2 November), this act of generosity supposedly guaranteeing that the next years harvest would be good, you'd get a 6 in Lotto and your team would win the FA Cup/Superbowl/whatever.
So seeing that Ms jb has cleaned out the bank accounts with a spending spree in Los Angeles that's beyond comprehension, I'd appreciate some alms at the appropriate time.
I'm down to buying day-old ones as it is, in a futile attempt to make ends meet.....