Learn how to make a German pastry recipe called Streuseltaler. The name of the pastry is inspired by the round shape of the Taler or in English called thaler. The thaler was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. Its name lives on in the currencies called dollar.
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. instant yeast
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3.5 tbsp. soft butter
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup warm milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 stick cold butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
- 6 oz. red currant jam or your favorite jam
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 - 4 tbsp. lemon juice
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
- Add flour, sugar, yeast and salt to a large bowl.
- Heat the milk and melt the butter in it.
- Add the milk mixture and the egg to the bowl and knead for about 5 min.
- Add to a floured bowl and allow to rise for about 20 min.
- In the meantime, prepare the streusel (crumbles).
- Cube the cold butter into 1/4 – inch pieces.
- Add the flour, sugar, vanilla and the butter cubes to a large bowl and knead until crumbles form.
- Add the dough to a floured working area, knead briefly and divide into 8 pieces.
- Form each piece to a ball and allow to rest for about 5 min.
- Roll out each ball to about 5 to 6-inch diameter and place on a baking sheet.
- Add about 1 tbsp. of jam on each dough piece and spread.
- Top with the crumbles and allow to rise for about 15 – 20 min.
- Bake for about 10 – 14 min. in a preheated oven.
- Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
- In the meantime, you can prepare the glaze.
- Mix the powdered sugar and the lemon juice to a thick glaze and sprinkle or brush it on the pastry.