There are many of traditional desserts in South Tyrol, such as the famous “Apfelkiachl”, “Strauben” or “Hasenöhrl”.
Juicy Apfelkiachl with icing sugar, the well-known Krapfen with various fillings, stollen and much more. The South Tyrolean cuisine offers many savoury pastries and sweet secrets, here are some of them:
> Apfelkiachl: Apple slices are fried and afterwards sprinkled with icing sugar. They taste great also with cinnamon or fresh vanilla cream!
> Strauben: The popular golden speciality consists of flour, sugar, salt, eggs and butter. The Strauben are fried in hot oil and sprinkled with powdered sugar!
Further sweet temptations are: Hasenöhrl, stollen and of course you can also notice the influence of Italian cuisine. Nobody can seriously say no to a piece of tiramisù as a dessert, right?
The baked goods even found their place in customs: at the beginning of November, in the Val di Fundres valley, masked boys walk from farm to farm to beg for Krapfen. It is believed, that where the beggars have been, there should be a productive year.
> Our tip: Especially at village festivals, associations offer these delicacies at a small price! Don’t miss to try them!