The Elfs are busy in our Holiday Bakery
This time of the year we relive holiday traditions from our families in Europe and Latin America, every year we bake selected Christmas treats to share with our customers, friends and family.
German Christmas Stollen
Originated in the city of Dresden with a long tradition. This tasty version bursts with nuts and fruit. Stollen can be found at many supermarkets. If you’re an home baker and would like to try making Stollen at home, here is a recipe to try out.
Kransekaker – a Scandinavian almond cake
Takes me back to my seafaring times with Scandinavian cruise ships many years ago. Kransekaker Is usually eaten on special occasions such as weddings, baptisms, Christmas, 17th of May or New Year’s Eve.
Oma’s Christmas Cookies
Christmas cookies can trace their history to Medieval Europe, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and almonds were introduced into the west. By the 16th century Christmas biscuits had become popular across Europe, with Lebkuchen being favored in Germany.
The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm‘s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of lebkuchen (gingerbread).
- Personal cooking class with Chef Gebauer (you don’t need to stay to take a cooking class with us)
- Private gourmet dinner with our very own Master Chef
- Learn how to make cheese
- Weekend packages “Stay local – Eat Local”
Other things to do nearby:
- Visit historic Whiskey Row with its saloons and bars
- Stop by at the Prescott Farmers Market on Saturday morning
- Attend a tasting session at Thumb Butte Distillery
Staying at Watson Lake Inn
We know you’ve got many options for lodging; but staying with us at Watson Lake Inn, you will indulge in a memorable experience and culinary discovery. Complemented with an indoor environment in harmony with nature through Memon the unique technology that works in many ways. – Holistic comfort that our guests can feel! Choose from one of our three suites for your stay with us in the Granite Dells.
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