Alsatian Christmas cookies (bredele) comes in many variations of shapes and flavors. Every family bake their own cookies and have their own traditions when it comes to these small treats. These chocolate snowballs are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. I recommend preparing several batches with different chocolate each time, this way they will last longer.
These Alsatian Christmas cookies are shaped as mini bretzels and topped with a sweet glazing. The glaze can be made with any taste you prefere. It is common to make these cookies long in advance before Christmas, as early as in November. This has to do with that the cookies are usally placed in a tin box with a baking paper.
This is a sponge roll with a different jam made of the mini plums named Mirabelle. They are typical fruits of the region Lorraine in the north east of France. These plums are mainly eaten as fruit but also very popular for jam or other dessert due to their sweetness.
Kougelhopf is a dry cake which originates from Alsace in France. It has a brown outside that is covered with icing sugar. The cake is often eaten together with coffee or tea, but can be served at breakfast as well. This is the traditional recipe of the cake with raisins, but other variations with almonds, or fruits can also be found.
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Looking for an inspiration for a different appetizer, mingle food or to bring on a picnic? Why not trying one of these cake salé, also known as salty bread or savory cake.
These breads are filled with different kinds of cheese and other salty ingredients.