500 g wheat flour
250 g soft butter
2 sachets dry yeast
75 g raw cane sugar
3 g salt
1 egg and 3 yolks
150 ml milk
1 vanilla pod & eine Tonka bean
Heat the milk with the pulp from the vanilla pod and the freshly ground Tonka bean, remove from the heat and cover, allowing the milk mixture to steep. Strain to remove the remainders of the spices before continuing.
Use a dough hook to stir in the soft butter and raw cane sugar, add half of the flour, the dry yeast, eggs & yolks, as well as half of the spiced milk. Knead the ingredients to form a smooth, soft and sticky dough.
Cover and allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes at 30 °C.
Add the rest of the flour, the salt as well as the remaining milk (heat slightly if necessary) and knead again to form a smooth dough. Cover and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
Knead the dough again and plait to form a traditional braid. Brush the surface of the braid with a mixture of yolk and water (mix and beat one additional yolk with water 1:1), sprinkle with almond flakes and bake at 180 °C (fan oven) for 40 minutes until golden brown.
The Mader Family at Hotel Kössler, the Hotel Tux Hintertux, says “Bon Appetit”!
We at the Ski and Hiking Hotel Tux Hintertux have collected the best tips against spring fever to help you jump head-first into the warmer months.
Yours, Karina from Hotel Kössler, your Hotel Tux Hintertux
Sun, Sun, Sun!
… it stimulates the production of serotonin, which is also known as the happiness hormone. Additionally, sunlight helps reduce your melatonin levels, which are what cause the body to get tired in the dark.
Out with the morning coffee – in with the mineral water
Carbonated mineral water acts almost as stimulating as a cup of coffee – an easy way to kick-start the day without harming your stomach.
A diet rich in vitamines
Vitamine loaded foods help to keep nutrients flowing into the brain, which helps you concentrate on daily activities.
Moving in the fresh air
Make sure to go on long walks or (if you’re pressed for time) use every opportunity for physical activity (say no to the lift and take the stairs instead …)
Get your circulation going
Use hot-cold showers or saunas to help strengthen your immune system and whip your circulation into action.
Plenty of sleep
Make sure you sleep at least 7-8 hours per day!
Especially for our youngest guests at Ski Hotel Gletscher Kössler in Tux: the glacier region offers an exciting adventure park in the summer, complete with
- exciting hikes
- tricky puzzle questions and
- interactive stations
- tubing runs
- free treasure map (collectable at the cash desk of the Hintertux cable car valley station)
- free cable car ride up to the summer mountain pasture “Sommerbergalm” at 2.100 m altitude, or to the kids’ “Gletscherflohpark” at 3.250 m, for all children under 10 years of age.