There’s certainly no cake that’s more Alsatian that the Gugelhupf and we have chosen the house of the Gugelhupf (Pâtisserie Buhler which has been delighting the people of Strasbourg for 70 years) to offer you this emblem of local gastronomy.
The characteristic shape (curved grooves and a central hole) of this is yeast dough brioche is due to its mould. In most cases it is in enamelled earthenware and comes from the village of Soufflenheim, a few dozen kilometres from Strasbourg. The oldest moulds date from the 18th century but this pastry is most probably older. Despite its grand old age and all the respect it deserves, you’ll devour it in an instant!
Allergy: egg, nuts, gluten.