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 by being pressed in a model. There are also rectangular, round or heart-shaped St. Galler Biber available.
Discover the culinary delights of St. Gallen, Switzerland, as we embark on a delectable journey through the charming streets of this picturesque town. At the heart of our adventure lies a sweet and crispy secret – the St. Galler Biber. While this quaint Swiss town is known for its stunning architecture and captivating landscapes, it’s also home to a culinary gem that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
The very first origins of the nowadays St. Galler Biber reach back to the 15th century, as we know it today until the 19th century. The first recipes, which are similar to the one Confiserie Roggwiller is using, date 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!
St. Galler Biber, a traditional Swiss pastry, is a mouthwatering delight that has been cherished for generations. Shaped like a beaver, this sweet treat is a blend of rich almond and hazelnut filling encased in a crisp, golden-brown pastry shell. As we delve into the history, preparation, and cultural significance of St. Galler Biber, you’ll get a taste of Switzerland’s unique culinary heritage and uncover the secrets behind this beloved local delicacy. Join us on a culinary voyage that will awaken your senses and leave you yearning to savour the flavours of St. Gallen.
Address Confiserie Roggwiller St. Gallen
9000 St. Gallen