Kuchenwunder (cake wonder), Jenaer Glass (Jenager Glas) baking dish, used by the Schoknecht family. The Schoknecht family were Germans who migrated to Australia. Alan Schoknecht mother's family were Lutheran and migrated to Queensland in 1864.

His father's family, also Lutheran, migrated first to Mount Gambier in the mid 1800s, before moving to the Wimmera. The Wimmera, like the Barossa Valley in South Australia, had a large Lutheran German population in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many of these migrants maintained their German traditions, like the Schoknecht family did using this dish to bake traditional German cakes.

Physical Description

Circular, lidded pan. The base has a vertical, tapering cylindrical hole in the centre, with eight oval holes pierced in rim. There are two small black D shaped handles attached to the rim. The lid is dome shaped with clear glass insert at centre. Engraved manufacture details on glass. Inner rim pierced with 8 oval holes.

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