Black Forest Gateau, Germany
In Britain, Black Forest gateau may forever be linked with 1970s dinner parties. But in Germany’s Black Forest, schwarzwälder kirschtorte
still reigns supreme. It’s even said the Bollenhut
, a traditional women’s hat whose red and black balls look like cherries, was the inspiration for the sumptuous cake. Whatever its origins, the wedges of chocolate sponge, cream, and cherries are irresistible, especially if you subscribe to the German tradition of Kaffee und Kuchen
(coffee and cake) which takes place daily between 3 and 4pm; perfect timing to coincide with the end of a walk through the Black Forest.
Which holiday? There are lots of opportunities for tucking into Black Forest gateau on our A Walk in the Black Forest walking holiday.