Bailey is obssessed with “Fasnacht” (Carnival) but I think it has a lot to do with the speciality sweet treats that get made exclusively around this time of year. We decided to do a bit of research and see what is unique to the celebrations and it looks like most of the food items are to do with “fried dough”. Which I guess makes sense as the Bristih tradition has everyone eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, so it goes without saying that the German tradition is similar in also using the last bit of eggs, flour and oil one has left before Lent starts.
This is called Fasnachtchüechli and is a thin dough that has been fried and then covered in powdered icing sugar. IT IS ADDICTIVE!
This is the first year that I have seen this rectangular chocolate treat. It is also Fasnachtchüechli but thicker and with the amazing idea of adding chocolate. WARNING: THIS IS EVEN MORE ADDICTIVE.
These wads of dough are also deep fried but there must be sugar or syrup added into the mixture as they are sweet bit not overly so. Unfortunately, I’m not sure what they are called but I think the pack we bought was old, as they tasted quite stodgy. Or maybe that is how they are meant to taste, luckily though one less warning needed.
Stay tuned as yesterday I found even more chocolately treats to share that are perfect for Fasnacht!