Vanillekipferl – Austrian vanilla crescent cookies

Vanillekipferl, or vanilla crescents, are very delicate buttery, crispy and nutty biscuits, traditionally served during the Christmas season in Austria. These cookies look great on a plate and are sure to seduce your guests. The crescent-shaped cookies come from Vienna, Austria, where they are a popular traditional Christmas cookie. Legend has it that their shape … Continue reading Vanillekipferl – Austrian vanilla crescent cookies

Windringerl – Austrian Meringue Christmas tree decoration

Hardly any other symbol is associated with Christmas today as much as the festively decorated and enlightened Christmas tree. The first Christmas trees are laid for the 16th century as part of the guild traditions of the guilds. Following the example of the tree of paradise, these trees were decorated with apples and sweets and … Continue reading Windringerl – Austrian Meringue Christmas tree decoration

Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

The Linzer Augen, or the ‘eyes of Linz’, are an essential part of the traditional Austrian Christmas pastry! Cookies that melt on your tongue and contain this little fruity touch that make their popularity! The Austrian pastry is very dainty and elegant . Therefore the secret of these cookies is to make them small and … Continue reading Austrian Linzer Auger or Linzer eyes

Chocolat-yoghurt-raspberry Torte

One of the quintessential Austrian cakes made by the village women is this kind of cake, with a soft sponge base, a cool yoghurt cream filling and a fruit mirror on top. It is incredibly fresh and light to eat and melts on your tongue. The best part is you can even have this freshness … Continue reading Chocolat-yoghurt-raspberry Torte

Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

My oldest son loves the Austrian Goulash, so I try to make it as often as possible. It is a dish from back when Austria was an Empire and came from its member state Hungaria, where the shepherds cooked the star ingredients beef, paprika, onions open air in the puszta in huge casseroles suspended on … Continue reading Goulash Soup (Traditional & Thermomix)

Austrian cucumber salad

In the cucumber season, a cucumber salad is an absolute must. This recipe here is traditional in Austria, a light and refreshing side dish for almost every main course. I especially love this cucumber salad with breaded dishes such as the Viennese Schnitzel. Here are my Viennese Schnitzel served with typical Austrian side dishes, Austrian potato salad, tomato salad … Continue reading Austrian cucumber salad

Austrian tomato salad

A further recipe in the collection of Austrian recipes is the one for the Austrian tomato salad. It is refreshing and fruity at the same time and goes wonderfully with delicious Viennese Schnitzel, for example, but also BBQ and many other dishes. For 4 12 tomatoes2 small red onions or shallots12 tbsp olive oil8 tbsp balsamic or balsamic cream1 pinch … Continue reading Austrian tomato salad

Austrian Potato Salad without Mayo

Austrian potato salad is lighter than most versions because instead of using mayo it uses a base of vinegar and broth. We Austrians love having this gorgeous salad with a Viennese Schnitzel or with sausages for example. It is also délicious with a BBQ. Recipe Austrian Potato Salad 600 g waxy potatoes1 big onion3 tbsp white wine … Continue reading Austrian Potato Salad without Mayo

Viennese Schnitzel

There are a couple of widely known Austrian dishes and Wiener Schnitzel is one of them! Wherever you go in Austria you will find them on the menu! And for a reason! It is absolutely delicious with its tender piece of meat surrounded by a crunchy golden layer of breadcrumbs. It is a dish that … Continue reading Viennese Schnitzel

Berner sausages – austrian speciality

There are hundreds of different sausage types in German-speaking countries. And the list of fans of these sausages is very long, even the great french king Louis XIV confiscated with great pleasure the packages containing sausages that his sister-in-law Luiselotte von der Pfalz received every month from her family in Germany. This recipe is specially … Continue reading Berner sausages – austrian speciality