Traditional Frankfurt’s Bethmännchen

Traditional Frankfurt Bethmännchen

Bethmännchen is German pastry originated in Frankfurt. Bethmännchen are baked for Christmas, and you can buy them on Frankfurts Christmas Market. The legend says that this cookie was developed for Simon Moritz Bethmann (a wealthy banker from Frankfurt) in 1838 who had four children; therefore the pastry was decorated with four almond halves. After the death …

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