Grätimaa

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The most common term for the dough figure with the raisin eyes is “Grittibänz” or “Grättimaa” (in the Basel area) in German-speaking Switzerland. Elgerma”/”Ölgerma” are common in northeastern Switzerland. Historians do not agree on the history of the pastry. According to the “Culinary Heritage of Switzerland” the origin is assumed to be a children’s procession with a child bishop, which took place on December 6th in the 14th century. At the end of the procession, the participants were presented with a wake made of white flour.