Whether you party at a music festival in Germany during summer or stroll over a traditional German Christmas market in winter. You will likely smell this freshly baked deliciousness from afar. Germans love their bread and so it is no wonder that it also comes as street food. Handbrot, also known as Rahmklecks, is a bread filled with melted cheese and ham. Originally invented in Dresden in Germany’s eastern region of Saxony around 20 years ago, it is now available all over the country.
The filled bread is usually baked in a wood-fired oven over beech wood. As it comes out of the oven, it is cut into individual portions, topped with German quark and served hot. While the original Handbrot is stuffed with cheese and ham, there are basically no limits to your imagination for the filling. You can add whatever you feel like and make it your own. Think of a Mediterranean version with olives and feta cheese or a veggie one with mushrooms and chives for example.
Just give it a go and try it yourself – Handbrot is so simple, yet incredibly delicious! A great snack for any time of the year, to enjoy outside in the park or simply at home. If you mention the word Handbrot to any German person, you will instantly get a longing “mmmmmhhhhh” as a feedback. So don’t miss out and try out our delicious recipe below:
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