Dominostein

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Dominostein
Dominostein edelherb.jpg
Dominostein, fine bitter chocolate coating
Place of origin Germany
Creator Herbert Wendler
Main ingredients Lebkuchen, sour cherry or apricot jelly, marzipan or persipan, milk or dark chocolate
Cookbook: Dominostein  Media: Dominostein
Three varieties of Dominostein

A Dominostein (plural Dominosteine) is a sweet primarily sold during Christmas season in Germany and Austria.

Dominosteine consist of several layers, covered with a thin icing of (typically) dark chocolate. The base consists of Lebkuchen. Further layers contain jelly (e.g. from sour cherries or apricots) and either marzipan or persipan.[1]

The Dominostein was invented in 1936 by Herbert Wendler (1912–1998) in Dresden. The layered praline was targeted for a broader audience because of a lower price than the other products of Wendler's praline product line. During the scarcity of food during World War II the Dominostein gained popularity as a replacement praline.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "BMEL - Lebensmittel-Kennzeichnung - Leitsätze für Feine Backwaren" [Guidelines for fine pastries]. www.bmel.de (in German). Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Dresdner Dominosteine". www.landwirtschaft.sachsen.de (in German). Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Dominosteine - Layered Christmas Cookie Recipe from Germany". About.com Food. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 

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