Pretty busy over the last couple of weeks,but we’ve decided we take a short break and release come yummy pictures of the typical Christmas sweets they sell everywhere at this time of year.
First up, we have this sweet yeast bread with raisins, sometimes some other dried fruits, and marzipan. Obviously, it is not the easiest one to do yourself, but if you consider that these things can get very pricey (depending on the store you buy it in, the quality of the product, the packaging design etc.), you might wanna consider giving it a try, if you want to know what the Christmas tastes like in Germany. Anyways, Ira put some yummy pieces in front of the lens to give you an idea how these things look like.
A couple of years ago we have noticed a certain type of Christmas sweets on Christmas markets in our city. Looking like small baked balls covered with chocolate syrup or powdered sugar, these were filled with pistachio creme, eggnog creme, marzipan, vanilla powder and so on. We never saw these things being sold on any other Christmas markets around Germany or France – so we had to assume it is a local specialty. They really call those “Snowballs”, and in the meantime there are two local stores here in Heidelberg that sell these sweets throughout the year. If you are ever in our city, let us know, we’ll hook you up with their location on the map. Until then, check out the picture below:
Other than that, here are a couple of images with other traditional Christmas biscuits and cookies.
The ones below are called “Spekulatius” – these are cookies with cinnamon that you can actually find in stores in Germany and France throughout the year, but they sort of get more exposed in November / December. Very delightful with tea or warm milk. Nom-nom.
Of course, this is everything but a complete list of sweets that are typical for our whereabouts. We’ll post more of those things soon as our busy schedule permits.