Available in most bakeries for Fastnacht: "Scherben" Land Baden-Württemberg Restaurant Tip by Kathrin_E

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  • Scherben - Land Baden-Württemberg
    by Kathrin_E
  • Scherben - Land Baden-Württemberg
    by Kathrin_E

Fastnacht has its pastry specialties, mostly baked in schmalz or butter and very greasy.

Since during the Lent eating all products from warm-blooded animals was forbidden, all these had to be consumed before the beginning of the Lent. So people not only feasted on meat but also invented pastries that contain a lot of eggs and are baked swimming in butter or schmalz.

A specialty from Baden is named Scherben ("broken pottery") because that's what it looks and feels like. Diamond-shaped pieces of dough are baked and then covered in powdering sugar. The result is quite hard and crunchy. Better eat them outdoors because the powdered sugar will be everywhere...

Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Bakery

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 16, 2009
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