Today was the first day of school for our second youngest.
On their first day of school, German school children receive so-called “Schultüten” – big cardboard cones filled with sweets, fruits and small presents such as puzzles, coloring books, crayons etc. This is a tradition that dates back to the 19th century to Eastern Germany and, today, is popular across the country. In former days, the godparents would give these cones to their godchildren, today it is mostly the parents that craft or buy these cones, fill them and give them to their children on their first day of school.
So this morning our second youngest started school, carrying her cone with the unicorn design that she had previously chosen and her new school bag with the “forest/deer” design…every year, there are new designs for girls and boys and the kids just love their new schoolbags.
In order to celebrate her special day, she got to choose dessert too. And remembering Dorie´s Blueberry-Mascarpone Roulade that we made on July, Friday 13th, 2012 for the FFwD group, she asked that I “make that roulade but with strawberries, not blueberries”, and I gladly obliged using some late summer strawberries.
Dorie´s Roulade is equally delicious with strawberries as it is with blueberries, I think the kids liked it even better this way.
And I did add some mascarpone/whipped cream to the top of the roulade, decorated the outside with additional strawberry halves and served the remainder of the berries on the side!
This was a nice dessert for this special day!