Plum Compote from Austria – Authentic Recipe

german plum compote

The Plum compote from Austria is called  “Zwetschgenröster” in Austria. It is the traditional side dish that goes with  the popular “Kaiserschmarrn”, a sweet Austrian pan dish that is also well known in Germany.  In Germany we make compote (Kompott) almost from every fruit….

Authentic Recipe Sacher Cake from Vienna

sacher cake

The history of the Sacher Cake or Sachertorte in German begins in 1832, when Prince Metternich ordered his personal chef with creating a special dessert for several important guests. But the master chef head chef got sick, so the task was handed to a…

Spaetzle Tyrolian Style – German Austrian Noodles

Find out how to make Spaetzle Tyrolian style  – a German specialty from Tyrolia or “Tirol” which is actually an Austrian region. Spaetzle are very popular throughout the South of Germany, Austria and also in the North of Switzerland where they call them “Knoepfli”….

German Zwiebelfleisch – Viennese Roast Beef

Zwiebelroastbraten Viennese Roast Beef

The German Zwiebelfleisch – Viennese Roast Beef or also called Zwiebelrostbraten is a classic German dish that is served in many regions of Germany, like in Franconia, Thuringia, Berlin, Hessen, Swabia or Vienna. If you would translate it literally it means “onion-topped roast beef…

Palatschinken Recipe – Austrian Pancakes

palatschinken

If you like pancakes you will like this recipe for Palatschinken which are thin pancakes and very similar to the French crêpes but much thinner than the American pancakes. Palatschinken contain only a few ingredients: eggs, wheat flour, milk, sugar and salt. You would…

Vienna Goulash – Wiener Saftgulasch

Vienna goulash

Have you ever heard of the Vienna Goulash – Wiener Saftgulasch in German? This dish is an authentic Austrian beef goulash which is known for its especially thick gravy. The difference to the Hungarian goulash is that the stew is more liquid and contains…

Buchteln Recipe – Austrian German Dessert

buchteln

Buchteln are an Austrian specialty and the most famous ones are served in the Cafe Hawelka in Vienna. The origin of the dish Buchteln is the region of a former German part called “Bohemia” (Boehmen), but the recipes has found its way to Austria…

Bohemian Poppy Seed Strudel – Authentic German

bohemian poppy seed strudel striezel

The Bohemian Poppy seed Strudel, or also called “Striezel”, is a German baking specialty that comes from the Polish and Silesian cuisine but also from the Austrian part when it used to be Germany.  So what’s the difference? If you want to make it…