Just in time for Easter here’s another culinary highlight for you: the Swiss Osterchüechli. Enjoy the pronunciation, my dear English friends…Osterchüechli…chhhhhüüüüüüeeeechhhhliiii…üüüü….chhh chhh chhh. It’s a great word!
It is a small pastry made out of shortcrust and filled with a semolina or rice cream (and topped with icing sugar). I couldn’t find a lot about the history of these pastries except that they were already baked in the 16th century and handed out to everyone after being blessed by a priest.
Similar to many other seasonal culinary things you can already buy it weeks ahead. It’s quite delicious and we already had some a few days ago. This year, buying it went well too – in contrast to last year, when the baker insisted that I am only allowed to buy it if I can pronounce it properly…:-)
Happy Easter everyone!!