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Schnecken are a type of sweet bun that was a traditional Saturday morning treat in German homes at the beginning of the 20th century and that was commonly found in the Jewish immigrant communities in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. The name schnecken means snails in German and refers to the shape of the pastry. The bun is still common in Germany, where the name is Schnecke (the German singular of schnecken is Schnecke), and in other parts of northern Europe. Schnecken are commonly confused with rugelach, another German bun that is different in two respects:
(2) Schnecken are rolled and sliced, whereas rugelach are formed from individual triangles of dough.
Camp Walden Tradition
notability At Camp Walden (93 Walden Dr., Denmark, Maine 04022), schnecken are served every Sunday morning at breakfast. They are topped with nuts and raisins and served with complementary side dishes, including fried eggs, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, and yogurt. During the meal, campers who participated in the bunk show from the prior night are called to sing encores of the favorite songs from their musical. This special tradition has lasted for decades.