We add just a little salt to the Walnussmeisterei’s spectacular walnuts before caramelising them and adding a bit of dried apple powder. The latter is made from the apples we obtain from Äpfel und Konsorten, whose extensive orchards boast a large selection of fine aromatic varieties such as Kaiser Wilhelm, James Grieve, Ontario and Boskoop. Their tart, fruity flavor blends beautifully with the caramel and nuts.
Use them to pimp your morning muesli. The nuts also work well with yogurt and add a pleasant sweetness. However, our favourite is just to snack on them in front of the TV.
We get our walnuts from the Walnussmeisterei Vivian Böllersen, a small agricultural company in the north-west of Brandenburg between the Löwenberger and the Ruppiner Land. Their focus is on the cultivation of walnuts as well as consulting and research in this field. In addition, there are operating branches such as tree nursery, food trade and processing. In the Walnut Mastery you can not only buy walnuts and hazelnuts from local cultivation – Vivian and her small team take particular pride in the small grafted walnut seedlings in a large variety which you can buy from the nursery. In doing so, the Walnussmeisterei aims to rethink entrepreneurship, shifting the focus from competition to collaboration. As Vivian Böllersen so beautifully puts it, “People are our focus, closely followed by the walnut, of course, and our ecological demands.”