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From Cinnamon to Fruit Cake

From Cinnamon to Fruit Cake

South Tyrolean Christmas ‚Zelten’

‚Zelten’ fruit cake
Winter, when fields and meadows are hidden under a white blanket of snow, is a quiet time for South Tyrol’s farms. People retire into their wood-panelled parlours, feeling the warmth of the old farm stove and enjoying a taste of the local Christmas culinary treats. The delicate smell of cinnamon and cloves mingles with the scent of the old wood in the farm parlour as the farmer’s wife spoils her guests with the likes of Christmas stollen, ‚Zelten’ fruit cake, gingerbread ‚Lebkuchen’ and mulled wine.

If that’s got your mouth watering and you can’t wait to experience the tastes and smells of a farm inn for yourself, then try your hand at making these things at home. You will find plenty of recipes inviting you to cook various South Tyrolean specialities under ‚recipe ideas’.