In Good Hands
09. February 2016
Bäckerei Siebert is fairly easy to find — just look for the long line of customers waiting outside to buy their baked goods first thing in the morning. Enveloped in a small cloud of flour is Lars Siebert, who owns the bakery that has been around since 1906. Siebert is a fourth-generation owner who, along with his wife, took over the bakery in 1990.
And with New Year’s celebrations coming up, customers can currently find the wildly popular Berliner Pfannkuchen behind the counter, freshly fried at 4:30 a.m. every morning. Known in Berlin just as Pfannkuchen, these popular pastries are often called Berliners in the rest of Germany. “On New Year’s Eve we make over 7,000 of them,” says Sieber, who otherwise sells about 500 daily. “Demand is also higher around Karneval.”
Filled with plum jam, cherry marmelade, egg liqueur or chocolate pudding, and either dusted with powdered sugar or glazed, they’re nearly impossible to resist. (lvg)