The snack with a lottery ticket inside

A brief history of buchteln

Buchteln

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The basics

Brioche-like buns topped with powdered sugar and filled with fruit preserves, poppy seed paste, chocolate, or … other things.

Find it in

The Czech Republic and Austria.

The intel

Long ago, before he was a saint, John the Baptist was beheaded. Some years after that, in the thirteenth century, “jau…

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