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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Viennese Cuisine - Eat, Drink, Repeat - Part 2

Viennese Cuisine - Sweet Dishes

by Thomas Preyer

This is the second installment of our series on Viennese cuisine.

You can find the other parts here:

Part 1: Meat Dishes
Part 3: On the go
Part 4: Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Part 5: Gluten Free

We started this series because of a number of questions that people usually ask us when wondering on what the Austrians like to eat and drink. So we thought, why not answer them here :)

Today we cover sweet dishes. Austrians love sweet stuff, but who aren't. But in Austria it's okay to have a sweet dish as the main dish for let's say dinner. Really? Yes, really. Sounds like paradise to me, doesn't it. We also have quite the number of sweets, cakes, strudels and so on, but today we focus on dishes.


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This famous Viennese dessert is made out of pancake dough and usually served with Zwetschkenröster (plum sauce). It is equally delicious and impossible to pronounce for a non-native. But one could try!


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The Austrian version of the French crêpe comes with various fillings. Apricot jam being a classic.


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Buchteln are baked yeast buns, usually with a plum jam filling and served with warm vanilla sauce. We think it's not a coincidence that yeast and yummy both start with a Y.


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A speciality of the Wachau region are apricots. One of the many ways to create delicious things out of apricots are these filled dumplings. A meal each Austrian thinks of fondly when swelling in childhood memories.

You are back home and in the mood for some Austrian delicacies? The Vienna tourism board has a great collection of recipes. Follow the link for their sweets and desserts recipes.

We hope you've enjoyed this mouth watering read. Stay tuned for the next part that covers non-alcoholic drinks.

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