In the swiss town of St. Gallen Christmas and the Holiday Season would not be the same without the famous St. Galler Biber by Confiserie Roggwiller. Founded in the Year 1941 the Confiserie offers the finest products, and one speciality, St. Galler Biber. They are often imitated but have never been duplicated. The “Biber” is a brown honey cake filled with an almond paste, which is decorated through being pressed in a model. There are also rectangular, round or heart-shaped St. Galler Biber available.
The very first origins of nowadays St. Galler Biber reach back to the 15th century, as we know it today until the 19th century. The first recipes, that are similar to the one Confiserie Roggwiller is using, are dating back to around the Year 1800. Already back then they were filled with an almond paste. To learn more about this speciality owner Martin Schnyder invited to visit him in their bakery. We got to learn step-by-step how the sweet honey cakes are produced, all by hand!
If you’re craving to try a St. Galler Biber honey bread filled with almond now, don’t worry. Either, book a Trip to St. Gallen, or, check out their online shop and order a portion.
Address Confiserie Roggwiller St. Gallen
9000 St. Gallen
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