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Austrian cuisine

Regional influences from Italy, Hungary, Bohemia, Germany and the Balkans have had an effect on Austrian cooking, and in turn this fusion of styles was influential throughout the Empire.
Austrian cuisine is most often associated with Viennese cuisine, but there are significant regional variations.

Austrian Cuisine

Austrian Cuisine

Austrian cuisine is a style native to Austria and composed of influences from throughout the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Regional influences from Italy, Hungary, Bohemia, Germany and the Balkans have had an effect on Austrian cuisine, and in turn this fusion…

Buchteln with Powidl Jam

Buchteln – Jam-filled Rolls

It’s the understated nature of these sweet milk bread buns that makes them so wonderful. While typically filled with a little plum jam, the rolls may also include other fruit jam, curd, or poppy-seed filling.

Faschierte Laibchen

Faschierte Laibchen – Austrian Rissoles

Similar to the traditional Austrian dish Faschierter Braten (Minced Pork Meatloaf), these easily made rissoles or meatballs are popular served with Erdäpfelpüree (creamy mashed potatoes) and some mixed vegetables.

Austrian Meatloaf-Faschierter Braten

Faschierter Braten – Austrian Meatloaf

Faschierter Braten is a traditional Austrian dish, often served with mashed potatoes, caramelised onion rings and sometimes served alongside a salad. It is a tasteful, satiable and inexpensive meal of beef mince and pork mince. Depending on the kind of…

Gugelhupf

Gugelhupf

The Gugelhupf is the Southern German version of the bundt cake and the Italian Panettone. Traditionally, it is a cake, made with a yeast dough, and baked in a special, bundt-style cake pan.

Kaiserschmarrn

Kaiserschmarrn -Shredded Pancakes

Kaiserschmarren is a light, caramelized pancake made from a sweet batter using flour, eggs, sugar, salt, and milk, baked in butter. Kaiserschmarren can be prepared in different ways.

Powidl - Austrian Plum Jam

Powidl – Austrian Plum Jam

Powidl (or Powidel, from Czech povidla or Polish powidła or powidło) is a plum stew. Unlike jam or marmalade, and unlike the German Pflaumenmus (plum puree), powidl is prepared without additional sweeteners or gelling agents.

Sachertorte

Sachertorte

Sachertorte is a specific type of chocolate cake, or torte, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. The cake consists of a…

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

To make your own sauerkraut you will rely on the bacteria found on the cabbage leaves. The salt draws out the water and kills off the spoilage bacteria.