German pastrymaking is famous for its traditional recipes. The “kuchen” is an ancient tart that manages to take us back 150 years in time to the days on which the German colonists arrived in the Lake District.
In 1850, the idea of the Chilean government to populate the lands of its southern provinces with German immigrants became true. The first German colonists that arrived were mostly craftsmen and carpenters, who immediately set themselves to building their homes.
Their wives and kids, apart from helping them with everything related to the building of the houses, would spread an endless variety of recipes brought from the old continent in their kitchens. This, along with the new fruit they would find in the area, made them feel closer to their native Germany.
Thus, the flavors of the German cuisine with centuries of age would occupy a place of paramount importance in the Lake District, where cakes, tarts, sauces, German onces and recipes that were transmitted by word of mouth became part of the attractions of this beautiful Chilean area.
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Timetables: Tea time
Recommendations: At the Café Bauernhaus, you may purchase the book “150 ańos de la Repostería Alemana”, a real tribute to lovers of ancient recipes that the author, Alejandra Doepking, has collected during her entire life in beautiful Frutillar. Most tea houses are located on the waterfront Phillipi Avenue, opposite Lake Llanquihue.
Contact: Café Bauernhaus
Av Philippi 779 esq. O´Higgins (5620000) Frutillar, X Región, Chile Cel: +56 98222489
Av. Philippi 963 (5620000) Frutillar, X Región, Chile Tel: +56 65-2421346
Contact: Lavanda Casa de Té
Km. 15 Cno. a Quebrada Honda (5620000) Frutillar, X Región, Chile Cel: +56 92691684
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