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December 7

Original Aachener Streuselbrötchen

When you think of Aachen food, you immediately think of Printen, maybe rice cakes mostly not immediately of Streuselbrötchen. According to the Aachener Nachrichten, they were invented in Aachen and are hardly known outside Aachen. These soft yeast buns with the crispy, sweet crumbles are a real Aachen specialty.

Every child in Aachen knows them, since they are rewarded with them when they are brave enough to visit the doctor or get a good school grade. They taste great at any time of the day, for breakfast, for coffee or just in between. You want to try them by yourself , great – we’ve got you a recipe:


  • 40g yeast
  • 300 ml lukewarm milk
  • 60g melted butter
  • 60g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 600g wheat flour
  • a little salt (make yeast dough and let it rise in a warm place until it has doubled approx.)


  • 125g flour
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g cold butter (cut into pieces)
  • according to taste ¼Teel. Cinnamon (mix everything until coarse crumbles are formed)

Form small rolls from the dough, place them on a greased baking tray, brush with water, sprinkle generously with crumbles and press lightly. Let it rise again for about 15 minutes. Bake at approx. 180C, approx. 15 min (Results in approx. 12 pcs.)

For Chocolate-Lovers: mix some small pieces of your favourite chocolate with the crumbles bevor baking.

Happy baking! 🙂