Recipes from Austria

Viennese Beef Goulash

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:18
Viennese Beef Goulash

We ate Beef Goulash quite often in Southern Germany; it’s a popular dish just like their neighbors in Austria and can be found in many Salzburg pubs and Viennese coffeehouses.

Viennese Hot Chocolate

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:06
Viennese Hot Chocolate

When we lived in Europe I must have tried hot chocolate in almost every country we visited and it seems that each country had its own unique taste.  One time I went to Poland for a weekend getaway with a group of friends and we had hot chocolate in the hotel we were staying in.  It was the best hot chocolate I’d ever tasted – probably my favorite so far, and these were the style of mugs it was served in.  We were actually in Poland to shop for Polish Pottery and so I just had to buy these mugs in memory of that weekend in Poland and drinking m


Suzy Rhodes Fri, 12/05/2014 - 05:55
Austrian Vanilla Kipferl

Vanillekipferl is a traditional Christmas cookie originating in Austria, although it has become a popular holiday sweet in Germany, Czech, Slovakia, and Hungary. Children love help making these delicious cookies, shaping the dough into little moons. As the story goes, way back in history, the Austro-Hungarian Empire repelled an invasion from the Ottoman Turks, partly thanks to bakers in Vienna who first raised the alarm. The bakers celebrated by creating these little cookies, shaped into crescents to symbolize the Turkish flag.

Wiener Schnitzel

Suzy Rhodes Sat, 02/15/2014 - 00:33

The Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria and is also a popular German dish. It's a very thin pork cutlet that is breaded and deep fried and garnished with a wedge of lemon. It is traditionally served with kopfsalat (lettuce, onions and sweet vinegar dressing) potato salad, cucumber salad or spaetzle (noodles). Today it is also served with pomme frits (french fries). The word 'wiener' means 'from Vienna' and 'schnitz' means to slice or cut. So here we have a cutlet of pork from Vienna.

Strudel Sticks

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:59
Strudel Sticks

I love apple strudel but don't always love the work that goes into it, so I tried to make a quick sweet strudel dessert and this is what I came up with.