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Läck me, so old already!

Läckerli, so we thought up to now, a bit naive, are Läckerli. Honey, sugar, flour, almonds, candied fruits and spices are in there, cherry-good. And they all taste exactly like those of the Basel Relatives give us each Christmas.

which of course is nonsense. Like all of the baked goods there are as many recipes as households in Basel. And the best taste – and this is often the hand-made. For example, those from the manufactory Jacob’s Basel Leckerly. May be that you will be lulled when you Enter the tiny business in the St.-Johanns-Vorstadt. From the scent to freshly baked! We would have at least brought be best to have a deck chair, it's us in between all the biscuits and cans made comfortable and for the Rest of the day sniffed.

But we are supposed to meet. Andreas Kuster, who bought the small factory, together with his wife Charlotte about three years ago; they are the fifth owners. The manufacture, you need to know is not any. But the only still-existing historical, making Läckerli, the oldest biscuit factory in the Switzerland and one of the oldest companies in the whole country (the has produced over the centuries without interruption).

Four varieties from three centuries

in 1753, was founded in the climber's coffee house at the Schneider Gasse 20, in addition to the ginger alleys (no, that is not a coincidence – think of the ingredients), and it served even then Lebküchlein to the coffee. From the climber's Leckerly those of the family were Jacob, the company rose to treat a Queen. The Name has remained until today, as well as the in the 19th century. Century chic Y.

Today, two bakers produce four varieties from three centuries: Jacob's honey Leckerly from the 18th century. Century, the classic Basler Läckerli, as well as "modern" with a chocolate coating and those without flour. The original recipe book was written over 200 years ago and is kept safe, says Kuster. He himself comes from a household in the geleckerlet was. What by the way men work: It takes a lot of strength to stir the dough.

While the new läckerli king told this Champ, we us through the centuries. And the one with the lounge chair superior to us once again.

In the series, "old-fashioned" we bakeries, the endangered baked goods, produce, or otherwise historically well-versed in baking before. Tips like: nina.kobelt@tamedia.ch.

Created: 28.10.2019, 21:40 PM

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