Having dinner at the Landgasthof Schwarzbachtal a Slow Food restaurant after a nice hike in the beautiful Saxon Switzerland area I was surprised by seeing jars of fir tip jelly (in German: Tannenspitzen Gelee).
Never seen or tasted it before!
As a result of curiosity and temptation I bought a jar of this hand made fir tip jelly. It was nicely packed with a handwritten label, with a dried flower and leaf glued to it.
At home I unwrapped it (gourmet jargon for un-boxing?) and had to laugh a bit, as it was filled in former pickle jar. But the taste was very settle, nicely bound into the sugar of the jelly. So I did not feel like in the middle of a forest, still it did not taste like a fruit jelly.
Searching a little bit the Internet I was surprised to find quite a few recipes.
All in all: a very nice experience.
A little link list:
- This is where I bought the jelly: Landgasthof Schwarzbachtal (in German)
- A blog post with a recipe for fir tip jelly including pictures