Pictured above are tasty little apricot pastries. Wikipedia describes them as small dumplings formed from dough, in which apricots or mirabelle plums are placed. The dumplings are then boiled in slightly salted water and covered in crispily fried breadcrumbs and powdered sugar. The dough is usually made of potato but is also made from “Topfenteig“.
I am going to provide you some clues to help you figure out what country Nick and Claudia from But For the Sky enjoyed these delightful treats.
If you are familiar with foreign languages, you might notice that the last word in the description, Topfenteig, appears to be German. Keep in mind, though, that German is the official language in three countries, one of the official languages in three other countries, and recognized as a minor language in at least five more countries.
Here are some more clues to help you decipher today’s challenge:
- In 788 Charlemange conquered the area that this country occupies.
- It was ruled by the Hapsburgs from 1526 – 1918.
- The oldest zoological garden was founded here in 1752.
- This country is the only continental European nation to not be a part of NATO.
- Popular dishes in this country include goulash, wiener schnitzel, strudel, sachertorte, linzertorte.
Think you know the answer? You can find out if you are right by clicking here and reading about Nick and Claudia’s trip where they enjoyed these Marillenknödel.