I discovered the charms of the Eierschecke watching videos about Dresden once our trip there got confirmed by GoEuro. After learning about what it is and all the infos regarding the Eierschecke and its significance, I remember that I looked at Felipe and said “I NEED to try this as soon as we arrive in Dresden, ok?“.
We went to Dresden to spend 2 days, a Saturday and a Sunday. After walking around the whole old town, taking all the pictures I could and much more, I’ve decided to do a little research before jumping into the first Eierschecke I found.
My research was conducted within certain guidelines, some may say that those guidelines were quite reasonable. The first and most important rule was: I was not willing to compromise my waistline for science, not even as a service to Fotostrasse (I have to draw a line somewhere, right? hahaha).
The other rules were regarding time and price. Since we had to see too much and just 2 days, I could not afford to sit on every place serving Eierschecke Foursquare told me to, besides that, at almost 3 or 4€ a piece, I wasn’t ready to spend that much money doing a deep and profound research. Therefore my sample is somewhat limited.
But I’m sure that if you’re in Dresden looking for the best Eierscheke ever, I would say that I can give you the winner on this post.
What is a Dresdner Eierschecke?
The Eierschecke, or just “egg custard cake” in a crappy translation, is a specialty from Saxony and Thuringia. It consists of three amazing layers – the top layer that is mainly a egg-based layer, the layer in the middle is a curd cheese (or quark, if you are familiar with German cuisine and language already) and the base, which can be made of sponge cake, pie crust or yeast dough.
The quark cheese if very popular here and in some other countries in Europe, this cheese is so neutral that it hardly tastes like cheese at all. It gives substance, form and shape to a cake without turning it into a cheese cake. Magical, right? The final effect is that the Eierschecke is a light and fluffy dessert that can go really well alone or during coffee or tea.
Well, back to the research. So there I was, with all those tips in hand and, after 4 hours tour around Dresden, I was starving for food and day dreaming about the Eierschecke. We decided to stop on this amazing restaurant & cafe in front of the Frauenkirche and have lunch.
I was a little bit amazed to see that Dresdner cafes can offer so many shapes, sizes, consistency and quality of one particular sweet like the Eierschecke. However, after many hours of long and arduous research, I eventually managed to identify the winner and here it is: The Eierschecke from Coselpalais Grand Café & Restaurant
And over there you can find other delicious cakes and desserts in general, here is a photo of their amazing chocolate cake and some of the salty options they serve there as well.
Dresdner Eierschecke is definitely one of the best desserts I had over there, but I would love to hear your suggestion and try it out the next time I’m there.
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