Recipe of Zelten


This typical Christmas sweet is generally served with Moscato or other dessert wines. The recipe is quite difficult, and using the right amounts of ingredients is essential. Mix butter, sugar and eggs, then add flour, brewer's yeast, salt and milk. Add cedar, currants, brandy, then walnuts and golden raisins cut into pieces Stir for about 15 minutes then roll out the dough on a baking tray. Put in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

Difficulty: Medium
Number of person 10
Preparation time: 01:20 hours
Cooking time: 01:40 hours

For fruit mixture

  • about 50 g lemon and orange
  • 500 g dried pear strips (Birnenschnitz)
  • 1/4 lt Obstler grappa or rum
  • 1 tbsp aniseed
  • 500g figs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 500g sultanas
  • pinch of powdered clove
  • 250 g walnuts

Ingredients for yeast dough

  • 250 g hazelnuts
  • 750 g rye flour
  • 250 g raisins
  • cube of fresh yeast
  • (250 g prunes or dates can also be added according to taste)
  • 1/4 lt lukewarm water
  • 2 g salt

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