A Nussecke is a pastry made of a shortcrust base, a layer of jam or macaroon mixture and, as the top layer, a roasting mass of nuts.
After baking, the pastries are cut into triangles or rectangles and coated with chocolate coating on the edges or corners. A similar pastry with almonds instead of nuts is known as almond slice.
The pop singer Guildo Horn has made his alleged fondness for Nussecken, made from his mother’s recipe, part of his publicly cultivated image. As a result, this pastry received wider attention, especially during Horn’s participation in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.
The world’s largest Nussecke was assembled on 17 December 2010 in Koblenz at the Deutsches Eck by the Rhine-Moselle-Eifel bakers’ guild. The baked piece measured 5.6 by 5.7 by 9 meters and weighed 450 kilograms. This was confirmed by a judge for the Guinness Book of Records.
Wikibooks: Cookbook/ Mother Horn’s nut corners– Learning and teaching materials
- Claus Schünemann, Günter Treu: Technologie der Backwarenherstellung. Technical textbook for bakers and bakers‘ assistants. 10. Edition. Gildebuchverlag, Alfeld/Leine 2009, ISBN 978-3-7734-0150-2, p. 337 (limited preview in Google Book Search).
- Barbara Supp: The Master of the Master. In: Spiegel No. 10, 1998(Archive)
- SWR News, 18 December 2010