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September - Trdelník set to get protected status from Brussels

THE TRADITIONAL trdelník cake from the town of Skalica will be the first Slovak product to get a protected label from the EU, the Pravda daily wrote.

The trdelník is baked over an open fire.(Source: Sme - Pavol Funtál)

THE TRADITIONAL trdelník cake from the town of Skalica will be the first Slovak product to get a protected label from the EU, the Pravda daily wrote.

Trdelník beat sheep’s cheeses such as bryndza, oštiepok and parenica, which are among the other Slovak products currently awaiting protected labels from the European Commission.

The people of Skalica could celebrate as early as November, when the six-month period for final objections from confectioners from other EU member states expired. Because no objections were raised, the cake will be the first original Slovak food product registered in Brussels.

Trdelník is formed in a long roll with a hole running through the middle. The pastry is made by wrapping the dough around a wooden rod, called a trdlo, and baking it over an open fire.

Afterwards it is covered with crushed nuts and sugar. The ingredients vary in home baking, but usually include walnuts, almonds and cinnamon.

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