There are many legends and true stories about the Tiroler Prügeltorte. But none of them reminds us that this method of cooking food over an open fire on a spit goes back to the beginnings of human culture. "Obelias", pastries on skewers, were already enjoyed in ancient Greece. Recipes of Baumkuchen, Spießhut or Prügel have been handed down to us from the German monastery kitchens of the 15th century and from Venice.
Today, the spanking cake is more appreciated as a representative and delicious pastry than ever before. During official visits, our spanking cakes were presented to Queen Elizabeth and Pope John II, among others, as "edible jewels".
Watch the master at work – every Thursday weather permitting from May – September between 14.30 and 17.00 hrs at the Gasthaus Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg
(in bad weather the show baking does not take place!)
Made from eggs, butter, sugar and flour and worked to an „Eischwerteig“; a local term meaning the same measurement for each ingredient based on the weight of the eggs.
The Prügel pastry is put into a cone of parchment paper and slowly dripped in layers over a specialist iron spit operated by a cranking mechanism. The spit continues without a break working each layer of pastry until it forms a fixed consistency baked golden brown by the open fire.
During the two hours baking time, a steady and constant control of the mechanism is needed to create the perfect form with its golden brown colour and characteristic peaks.
A environmentally friendly panorama trip with the free regional bus (No. 4070) from July through the romantic Brandenberg Valley to the Kaiserhaus; can also be combined with a hike through the Kaiser Gorge:
Brixlegg / Herrenhausplatz 10:12 Connection from the Alpbach Valley
Radfeld / Rattenberg 10:18
Kramsach / municipal office 10:20
Return journey from Kaiserhaus: 15:38
Please note the bus services to the Kaisaerhaus stop at the end of September -
Hike from Pinegg to the Kaiserhaus approx. 45 minutes