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presnitz

fruit and nut filled roll

A favourite in Trieste, presnitz dates from the times of the Austro-Hungarian empire and was said to have been made for the first time in 1832 to honour the emperor Franz I (the name may come from Preis Prinzessin, the 'Princess's prize'). It is stuffed with almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, raisins, figs, dried apricots, chocolate, rum, cloves and cinnamon, although recipes vary.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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