Most iconic product of Bratislava
Bratislava rolls are the most iconic product of Bratislava. The first written notice about them is from 16th century. There are two kinds of Bratislava rolls : Poppy rolls in shape of horse shoe and nut rolls in shape of letter C. Later this pecularity been served also in Vienna`s Empire Palace, but it was also exported to USA or even to India. The original Bratislava rolls must be hand made and it should not include any conservant or chemical components.
In 1785, on St. Nicolaus day master Scheuermann for very first time presented in his bakery located in Hviezdoslavovo Square a new product, interesting rolls with poppies or nut filling. In almost 20 thousand city every news, made impact and Bratislava rolls had qickly became very popular.
In a few years later this pecularity had been made by several bakers, such as: Lauda, Schwappach, Korče, who should supplied by Bratislava rolls also the royal family in close Vienna, he was a member of rank of Franz Josef. Schwappach and Wendler send them packed by post to Budapest, Trnava or Esztergom.
Pecularities of Bratislava are in addition to Bratislava rolls also Bratislava gingerbread and Bratislava crispbread, but Bratislava rolls are the most famous and popular. As Pozsoniy or Pressburger they are sold also in Vienna and Budapest, but also in Cafe Bratislava at Rue de Presbourg in Paris.
The last secret, but probably the most sad is, that find Bratislava rolls in bakeries in Bratislava is not the easiest thing. So far there is any bakery purely focusing on this Bratislava pecularity. But things getting better and better and now you can buy Bratislava rolls in bakeries located in city center.