Osterchüechli

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!!

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About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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