Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Just as Salzburg has its chocolate marzipan Mozart balls, Rothenburg has a signatory pastry: Schneeballen. It's a sort of shortbread pastry folded over and over onto itself into the size of a cricket ball, then traditionally rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Other coatings on offer include yoghourt, coconut, and chocolate and nuts.

Finishing one is a bit like eating the top off a large apple pie. Perhaps this is why apple pie is popular the world over, and Schneeballen is not.

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