Salzburger Nockerl

    This light and fluffy dessert hailing from Salzburg is a real treat for people with a sweet tooth.

    Hailing from the city of Mozart, this light and fluffy dessert may remind some people of Salzburg’s snow capped-mountains.

    How to make it:

    Step 1:

    Heat the milk with the cut-open vanilla pod and lemon juice. Remove from the stove and leave to sit. Remove the pod. Smear an oval-shaped, ovenproof form with butter and pour in enough vanilla milk to cover the bottom.

    Step 2:

    With a hand mixer, mix the cooled egg whites with a pinch of salt and a third of the sugar until very stiff. Slowly add the rest of the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is thick and creamy.

    Step 3:

    Preheat the oven to 220°C / 428°F. Add the egg yolks, lemon rind, vanilla sugar, flour, and cornstarch to the egg white mixture and fold three or four times with a whisk (the mass mustn’t become homogenous). Make 4 pyramid-shaped nockerl, placing them next to each other in the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

    Dust with icing sugar and serve quickly so that the Nockerl don’t collapse.


    • To add a fruity taste, bake on a bed of cranberries.
    • To make sure all the residual fat is removed from the bowl in which the eggs are whisked, simply rub the bowl with lemon juice.