10 best sweets of Austria
What kind of desserts most like Austrians? What Austrian sweets are famous for the whole world? What you need to try, if found yourself in Austria? And what can and need to bring home as a delicious gift? Read the answers and our rating of the 10 most-most Austrian sweets.
10th place. Khitsribrat – Culich in Austrian
Dark rye bread with dried fruits. The second name – "Fryuchtebrot". In Austria, according to tradition, served to the Christmas table. The name "Kletzenbrot" is literally translated as "Fruit Bread".
Such a fruit bread baked in Vienna in the 17th century. It is made of rye flour with an admixture of wheat, it happens round or elongated. Baking rather similar to the cupcake, because inside the dried fruit baton more than the test. Dried apples, raisins, pears, prunes, figs, cuccats add to it. Also sometimes use nuts. For a bright christmas fragrance in the dough there are very many spices. This is usually ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, carnation. With the same purpose, citrus cessies are used.
"Focus" of this bread is that over time he becomes juicy, and the fragrance is completely revealed only in two days.
On the eve of the Christmas, the owner of the house cutsitzributs and gives pieces of all family members, workers and even pets. It is believed that it attracts happiness and good luck to the house and in Khlev.
Another old Austrian tradition is to cut a loan to engage in engaging. The future spouses give hubbushka that symbolizes their love and smooth relationships in the marriage life.
Buy bread with such a hard-acting name at the end of December you can at any store or bakery of Austria. But the most fragrant and delicious copies sell on the famous Christmas Fairs Vienna.
Price of cellsubrice in stores – from 20 to 30 euros per kilogram. Usually it is sold by loaf 300, 400 or 430 grams. However, the price may be much lower, it all depends on the cost of fruit in filling.
9th place. HermbNead – Austrian dumplings
In German "germkn&# 246; Del "
Sweet dumplings, he is a dumplings. Simply put – a bun from yeast dough, inside which there is a lot of plum jama.
From the cake, this product of culinary art is distinguished by the fact that buns do not bake, but beaming in salted water as dumplings or dumplings. Sometimes prepare for a couple.
The name is translated as "yeast knotel". In addition to flour and yeast, the dough includes eggs, oil, milk, sugar. Jumped for filling take thick to minimize the possibility of leakage. Bun has a round shape and impressive size – up to 20 centimeters.
Hermknudel love for a combination of gentle, very soft dough and spicy plum jam, which is usually added spices – carnation or cinnamon.
The germbox is also common in Germany, and in the Czech Republic there is its own analogue – inheriest knedalik. In Austria, there is another very similar dish – dampfound. The difference is that it is extinguished in milk, and then the bottom is roasted to his crust.
Served to the table Hermbenudelf most often in melted butter. In a more refined version, the oil is replaced with vanilla sauce, and more often these two components are stirred. From above all sprinkled with poppy and sugar powder.
Order Hercnidel can be in a cafe or restaurant as dessert or even as a main dish. Price in this case – from 4 to 7 euros for a portion (usually 200 grams).
In stores sell frozen germ bumps, most often in packages of 3 pieces and a total weight of 500-600 grams. The price of a frozen dessert – 4-6 euros per kilogram.
8th place. Waffles from the company Menner – World Bestseller
German "Wafer Manner"
This is one of the symbols of "Sweet Austria". Five waffle tiles, interlayer between which is sweet cream.
Manner was founded in 1890. Waffles have become one of the first products and are still a "visiting card" of this confectionery house. Production is produced since 1898. Josef Menner himself called them "Neapolitan", since forest nuts growing in the vicinity of this Italian town in the author’s recipe.
Now the number of stuffing has increased significantly. The most popular – chocolate, lemon, nuts, they are often packaged in sets of assorted. Conductors are also experimenting with honey, jams, cereals, sweet creams, berries, coconut and even cheese and bacon.
The wrapper of the legendary delicacy has already become a brand – pink, with the silhouette of the Cathedral of St. Stephen. True, the waffles were originally sold for weight, and only from the 20s of the last century – in packs of 10 pieces.
You can buy them in souvenir shops and grocery supermarkets. But more pleasant to do it in the Menner’s corporate store, which is located just next to the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna.
Standard (for Wafer Menner) Packaging is 75 and 400 grams. Price for small packaging – about 1 euro. You can save a little if you buy large packs of 8, 12 or 18 pieces. And even better to go to the nearest hypermarket Billa, where they can be bought for 0.7 euros, and on stocks it is even cheaper.
Open one secret. In Russia, sell original waffles Menner. For example, in Okay or Globus stores. Prices are approximately the same as in Austria, but the range is minimal.
7 place. Cake Linter – Berry Fun
In German "Linzer Torte"
This berry cake is one of the most vintage desserts of Austria. It is often served for Christmas. Outwardly, and taste, Linser resembles large berry pies popular in Russia.
This dessert is more than 350 years old, the first mention refers to 1653. However, in mass production, he appeared almost two centuries later – in 1823. It is believed that a cake is named after the city of Linz.
Make a leinzer both in the form of a large open cake and small pies, more similar to cookies. The dough layer lay out the jam, which is topped with a dough grid. In addition to flour, eggs and oils, the original recipe includes a currant jam, cinnamon, carnation and vanilla.
Earlier, this Christmas dessert was baked in special silver bowls with mandatory use of almonds and home oil. Now instead of almonds sometimes put walnuts or hazelnuts in the dough. Also, many cooks add a cherry or plum tincture for fragrance. Replace even jam, most popular analogues – raspberry and plum. Sweets prefer less acidic options – peach, cherry, ink, pear. But this is, rather, just a berry pie, and not a famous leinzer.
Cake is served by pieces decorated with ground almonds. Sometimes it is also decorated with whipped cream.
In confectionery and stores you can buy a whole cake, you can pieces, the price is 20-30 euros per kilogram. If the cake is made from cheaper berries, then the price can drop to 10 euros per kilogram. In the cafe and restaurants a piece (100 grams) costs 2-4 euros, depends on the level of the institution.
6th place. Cookies Ishler – Chocolate-jam coin
In German "ischler t&# 246; Rtchen »
This Austrian christmas chocolate cookies. His Homeland – Town Bad Ishl, Mountain Austrian Resort. There is an imperial confectionery station. In the late 1950s, Richard Kurt, a presenter confectioner of the factory, came up with miniature desserts, which were called "ISCLER Cakes". Also, the delicacy is called "Iarsh Tales", emphasizing the small size of the cookies, as if they are no more talera – silver coin.
In 1958, the delicacy won the Gold Medal at the Brussels World Exhibition. And the composer Brixel dedicated to him Waltz.
Ishler cookies consist of several parts – shortbread dough, sweet layer from jam and chocolate glaze. From above, the dessert is decorated with confectionery sprinkled or marzipan. Ground nuts, cinnamon, carnation add to the dough. In the modern version, nuts are sometimes replaced with pumpkin seeds, and vanilla, rum, cocoa add to chocolate cream.
Small round biscuits are baked separately, then they are bonded in pairwise heated jam, after which they are watered with icing. Lovers of cerebral desserts prefer to fully dip cookies in a melted chocolate. Jam, as a rule, take the sourish – currant, plum – for greater palette of tastes.
Ishler tales can be easily bought in confectionery throughout Austria, but we look for the richest assortment on Christmas fairs. In stores sell tales in the factory package of 4, 6 or 8 pieces, the price is from 30 to 40 euros per kilogram.
5th place. Mavr in a shirt – in honor of Othello
In German "Mohr Im Hemd"
Chocolate does not happen much – chocolate cupcake under chocolate sauce. Outwardly similar to Roma Baba with dark icing. However, the taste is completely different, and in the texture it is not wet, and gentle and soft.
Dessert with such an extravagant name is mentioned in written sources from the last century. However, similar recipes meet before.
One of the secrets of this sweet dish – with its manufacture, almond flour and crumbs of wheat bread applies. Further, everything is traditional – eggs, oil, sugar. Dark color and special sweetness gives chocolate. Cupcake itself is very tasty, but the greatest emotions causes a sauce that consists of chocolate, rum and cream.
In the original recipe prepare "Moored" in the water bath. In the home version, more often the crumbs are replaced with flour, and the bath bath. In this case, a regular nut-chocolate cupcake is obtained, similar to "Moom" only appearance and sauce.
By the way about the title. There is a legend that dessert was so called to the premiere of Othello in the Vienna Opera. Cupcake personifies the Maurus, and the shirt is whipped cream, which sometimes covered it.
"Moored in a shirt" can be ordered in Austrian cafes and restaurants. Dessert is customary to serve on a plate, decorated with chocolate pattern and rifle whipped cream. Sometimes cream replace ice cream and fresh berries.
In cafes and restaurants, the portion of "Moored" will cost 3-4 euros. In stores you can buy a "long-playing" dessert, and it can already be safe to take home. Customs claims will not be, because it is in factory packaging. Price – 7-10 euros per kilogram.
4th place. Kaisershmarren – "Imperial Eruda"
An unusual dish is most similar to torn pancakes, sometimes compared with omelet. The name is literally translated as "Imperial Eruda".
Its exotic name it is obliged to Emperor Frank Joseph. According to legend, Kaiser met on the shepherd hunt. The young man treated the ruler with this simple dish, calling him "Caseshmarren (Austrian shepherd -" Kazer "). Franz Joseph was delighted to such an extent that renamed dessert to Kaisershmarren.
Another legend says that Franz Joseph lost in the forest. Festrister’s wife quickly prepared for him food from the products available in the house, but so worried that he broke the pellet. Not confused, the woman said the kaiser, as if it should be, decorating pieces of slices-omelet with plum jam and sugar powder.
And the most trivial version is that the palace chef just had a bad day, and he spoiled all pancakes. In the hearts, the master left the kitchen, swinging pieces on a plate. The servant went on an empty kitchen and decided that on the table there is a dish for the emperor. Franz Joseph called it "Scharren" (nonsense), but then asked to repeat the "Imperial nonsense" more than once.
Now in the Viennese Coffee Shops you can meet more than a dozen options for this dessert. The base is pancakes, which a minute before the preparation tear the shovel into pieces. Most often pancakes thick and really from the inside more reminiscent of the sweet omelet. The pomp is achieved at the expense of a large number of eggs in the test and separate whipping proteins.
Before serving Kaisersman, sprinkle raisins. According to the original recipe, raisins are pre-soaked in brandy. Also as crumples use ground nuts, vanilla, sugar powder. Purify pancakes-omelet plum compotes.
In stores in Austria, sell dry mixes for the preparation of Kaisersman, especially popular brand "DR. Oetker ». The price of such a mixture is 6-10 euros in terms of kilogram. In a cafe or restaurant, you can try for 5-10 euros for a portion, depends on the level of the institution.
3rd place. Candy Mozartkugel – Mozart Balls
Candy with marzipan and chocolate. Traditionally have a round shape, and the name is translated – "Mozart Balls".
It is logical that candy was created in honor of Mozart. It happened in 1890 – by the century from the day of the colors of the composer. Author of Sweet Masterpiece – Paul Fürst, Pastyer from Salzburg. At the beginning of the 20th century, he presented his dessert at the exhibition in Paris and received a gold medal. In Salzburg, a monument to the face is installed – a man’s figure on a huge golden bowl.
Real Mozartkugel are manually manufactured. Marzipan from green pistachios form into a ball, it is carefully covered with nuts from nuts. The billets are then planted on wooden sticks and immerse in dark chocolate, after which candy is removed and closed with a chocolate hole. Original copies have a silver wrapper with a blue portrait of a composer. Look here.
Sweetness got tremendous popularity, but Fürst did not patent her. These two factors led to the astronomical number of fakes. Next were the courts, however, the author was able to get right only to name. And the recipe and technology can freely use other manufacturers. What they do.
Manual production does not allow you to make candy in large quantities, but you can store them less than two months. Original Mozartkugel manual production is made only in Salzburg in a factory called in honor of Fürst. 1400,000 pieces are available per year. They are sold in four corporate stores, which, again, are in Salzburg.
Similar candy other firms are produced in both manual and industrial methods. But even with the help of cars, one such sweetie is made two and a half hours, during this time there are 14 manipulations with it.
The largest manufacturer of Mozartkugel in Austria – M. Mirabel. And in the world more than all the balls of Mozart produces the German company Ribers. In both cases, wrapper – gold foil with a colored portrait of a composer.
Manufacturers compete with each other in how to improve perfect candy. They add a cherry and orange liqueur, praline with a nugoy, replace bitter chocolate white or dairy and even change the shape, for example, on hearts.
In Austria in stores sell different types of Mozartkugel – from the cheapest for 10 euros per kilogram to ultra-expensive for 100 euros for Kilo. Find original (silver) candy is difficult. It is best to buy them in the official online store www.Fuerst.CC with delivery to the hotel for 1-2 days. Prices See on this site.
In Russia, Candy Mozartkugel is also sold, but the price in Austria will be 25-35% cheaper. For example, at the time of publication of this article, the gift packaging in the form of a violin (weight of candy 140 grams) in Russia costs 1000 rubles (13.6 euros). In Austria in the supermarket, the average price for the same candy – 10 euros.
2nd place. Cake Zaher – Legend of Austria
Legendary chocolate cake with apricot jam. Our compatriots are sometimes called His "Sherry".
Cake created in 1832 novice confectioner Franz Zacher. He worked just an assistant to the cook at one of the Austrian diplomats. In the initial embodiment, it was a composition of biscuit chocolate cakes, an apricot confiture as a layer and an impressive chocolate glaze layer from above. Tasty dessert was well known, but only in narrow circles.
A few years later, the son of Franz Edward slightly changed the recipe. Dessert went on sale in the Confectionery Demel, and then the hotel Zaccher founded by Edward. Dessert produced in Vienna Furore. Confectionery and hotel long could not divide the rights to the cake. After numerous litigation, it was decided that these two options are distinguished by the number of Jame layers (Demel – one, the hotel – two) and slightly name.
The mystery of the original recipe is carefully guarded. However, confectionery masters of the whole world came up with many similar dessert options and upgraded it. In the dough, there is nothing unusual, classic flour, oil, eggs and sugar are added bitter chocolate and vanillin. Jam in its consistency is glad, rather reminds confiture.
The main secret of the unique taste of the Vienna Zane – in chocolate glaze. Experts argue that it is achieved by mixing three varieties of chocolate, which are manufactured specifically for this cake in Lübeck and Belgium.
Serve this dessert to black coffee together with whipped cream or ice cream, as a rule, vanilla.
The original zakher, which is still manufactured only manually, you can buy literally in several places – the cafe of the same name in Graz and Insbursk, the hotel named in Vienna and Salzburg and its online store, in the Vienna Duty Friend. Price for the original – 40-60 euros per kilogram.
Not an original caper can be tried in a cafe or restaurant, the price is about 10 euros for a portion. In the pastry shops you can buy a whole for 25-35 euros per kilogram. Supermarkets sell a "long-playing" cake for 15-20 euros per kilogram.
Cake Zacher can be brought home as a gift, the shelf life of the product – 18 days.
1st place. Apple Strudel – Main National Dessert
In German "apfelstrudel"
Roll of dough with apple filling. In Austria, Studel is so popular that the bride’s culinary skills are judged by how she knows how to cook this dessert.
It is believed that this is popular in all of Europe, the delicacy was once invented in Austria. The name is translated as "whirlpool". And from all the values of the classic, the Vienna remains – with apples, cinnamon and raisins.
However, the history of its dish leads from the East and is a close relative of the Turkish treats Baklava (Pakhlava). In Europe, Hungars were first rated, in Austria, the dessert became popular with Habsburg. The first written mention refers to 1696.
For cooking strit use thin, almost transparent dough. Tourists invariably tell stories that the court chefs knew how to stretch the dough so thinly that it could be read through it.
The masters compare the preparation of the test for this dessert with a waltz step – all movements must be smooth and elegant. This is achieved only with experience. But not all modern hostesses are ready to cope with kneading and stretching the test for the strit, so now it can be bought in the store.
The process of cooking dessert is so sacral that it has long been around with small rituals. So, the dough rolling board is covered with linen or cotton cloth. In the Austrian families, these pieces of fabric carefully stored decades and transmit from Mother to her daughter.
Also transferred and secrets of the right cam. For example, flour must be rich in gluten, and the apples are better to use acid-sweet varieties, and the acids in them should be brightly pronounced.
On the test sheet, uniformly lay out pieces of apple, raisins, cinnamon, after which it is neatly folded and baked. Sometimes nuts add to the classic stuffing, rum. In addition to apples, over time, there are several dozen options for stuffs – from pears and cherries to cottage cheese and bacon.
Cut strudel only after he cooled. Dessert is served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream ball.
The price of serving in a cafe or restaurant – from 4 to 7 euros, depends on the level of the institution.
The store sells "Long-playing" strudel in packages, the price is from 3 to 5 euros in terms of kilogram. The taste of such a fidder mediocre. We do not recommend buying it in general. Do not take the time and money, go to the restaurant and try fresh strudel, you will not regret.
If you want to bring any dessert from Austria, do not forget the customs rules. Not any food products can be freely exporting from Austria and imported into the territory of the Russian Federation. Read our detailed review "What can and cannot be exported from Austria".
About other souvenirs and gifts Read in our review "What to bring from Austria".
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