Giant Christmas cake – level 2

11-12-2014 07:00

Dresden is a city in Germany which is famous for its stollen Christmas cake. Sixty-five bakers prepared a giant three-tonne stollen cake. The preparation took them 3.5 weeks. They used more than one tonne of flour, 750 kilograms of butter, 200 kilograms of sugar, 1.5 million sultanas, and many litres of Jamaican rum.

A horse-drawn carriage carried the stollen cake to one of the city’s squares. Thousands of people at the Christmas fair watched the head baker cut the big cake. He had a 1.2 metre-long knife. Then people sold slices of the traditional cake.

Difficult words: sultana (a small, light brown, seedless raisin), draw (pull), fair (market).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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