Did you know the Bretzel was created in Germany?
Es el Bretzel un bocadillo Suabo o Bavario... ?
Looking for representative dishes from the Stuttgart region, we find a very popular one that generates a bit of controversy when discussing its origin, and is that by researching and asking historians, there are testimonies that the Bretzel had its origins in the south of Germany, but it is a Bavaro sandwich or a Suabo sandwich? Both southern regions assure that they have given their origin!
The Bretzel is very popular in many parts of the world, mainly in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also in the northern United States and Australia, although it can be said that each region has different conceptions of it. Well, in Germany it is a soft bread and in the United States it is usually a type of salty biscuit.
Its name is derived from the word Bracelus, which means small arm since the bread represents the arms intertwined together.
Its main ingredients are wheat flour with yeast, milk and butter, the raw dough is quickly submerged in a solution of sodium hydroxide or baking soda seconds before being baked, usually salt is added in grains, but there are also other variants sweets, adding egg, cinnamon, grated lemon peel and more.
There are historians whose origins relate it to festivities of the time when the Celts populated the region by the shape that represents the horns of the zodiacal animal the ram of the constellation of Aries.
There are records that after the Romans, in Swabian versions, they called him panis Tordus, and monks took it as a reward for children who performed their school tasks and who for them represented the arms of a praying child.
It is also known anecdotes of Everardo the Bearded Wurttemberg that forced a baker to invent such a snack in his version Suaba in the 1400s which was inspired by the arms of his wife.
There is graphic representation identified in the Hortus Deliciarum of 1190, where graphically it appears in the banquet that Queen Esther and her husband the Persian King Ahasuerus participated.
Then in Catholic traditions of southern Germany it was used as an offering and ornaments of palms on Palm Sunday
While it is true it is quite difficult to identify where it really comes from because of its age there are records in different regions of southern Germany, but as a curious fact we can remember that the Bretzel of Bavaria as the Baden Wurttemberg show a great similarity if compares with America, but similarly they have a different form to each other. In the area of Baden Wurttemberg usually leave the central side of much thicker bread and its ends rather thinly bound, while in Bavaria it is usually more uniform and have the same size. Anyway the bread is delicious and historically traditional, a sandwich that nowadays is in all the bakeries and eaters of Germany, for a traditional breakfast you can not miss a Bretzel with butter
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