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Favourite Austrian Recipes

If you are craving a taste of Austria, then why not don your apron and recreate your favourite regional specialities at home? We have compiled a list of some of Austria's delicious all-time classics.

Favourite Recipes for Classic Austrian Dishes

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Glühwein

Particularly enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets or after a day on the slopes in a hut.
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Glühwein

Particularly enjoyed at traditional Christmas Markets or after a day on the slopes in a hut.
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Palatschinken - Austrian Pancakes

Enjoy Austria's version of pancakes with sweet and savoury fillings, or in soups.
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Christmas Recipes

Find Austria's top recipes for Christmas!
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Butter Biscuits

Bake up a batch of classic butter biscuits. These scrumptious delights are a real Christmas treat.
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Wiener Schnitzel

The eponymous breaded and fried veal escalope wasn't actually invented in Vienna.
 
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Salzburger Nockerl

This light and fluffy dessert is definitely a real treat for gourmets.
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Fillet of Trout with Forest Mushrooms

The lake trout is a perennial favourite of Austrian chefs and gastronomes.

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Wachauer Marillenknödel

These apricot dumplings are from the Lower Austrian Wachau Valley.
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Kaiserschmarren

These chopped pancakes are not only a long-running favourite in Austria.
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Sachertorte

Created in 1832, this must be the most famous chocolate cake in the world today.
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Hot Spiced Punch

This warming drink is absolutely ideal for cosy winter evenings in a hut (or anywhere), is easy to make, and tastes absolutely delicious.

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Upper Austrian Roast Beef in Cider

Roast beef marinaded in cider, a favourite of the Upper Austrian "Most" cider region.
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Styrian Breaded Chicken Salad

This specialty of Styria features the region's famous pumpkin seed oil.

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Linzer Eyes Cookies

Linzer Eyes Cookies are probably one of the most famous and traditional Christmas bakeries in Austria.

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Pongauer Kasnocken

The Pongauer Kasnocken are a popular, hearty cheese dish which has a different name and preparation technique depending on the region.

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Liptauer Spread

This great spread is served in typical Heurigen wine taverns throughout Austria's wine growing regions and is served best on pumpernickel or rye bread.

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Ravioli with stinging nettle cream cheese filling

A healthy recipe with stinging nettle to detoxify and strengthen the immune system.

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The Prügeltorte Cake

Queen Elisabeth was served this "royal" cake when she visited Tirol!
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Soup with Semolina Dumplings

These small doughy treats are readily given a spicy twist.

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Linzer Torte

The oldest known cake in the world, yet who named or invented it is a mystery.
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Vanillekipferl

Enjoy Austrian Christmas atmosphere at home with this wonderfully light cookie.
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Charr à la meuniére

Sample tasty charr, as enjoyed in the Salzburg Lake District.
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Jägertee

This popular après-ski concoction will not fail to warm you on the slopes or at home.
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Pinzgau Scots with larch tops, raspberries and sorrel rice

At the award-winning chef Andreas Döllerer in Salzburg, enjoy Pinzgauer Scots with raspberries, larch tops and sorrel ice cream, or cook your own.

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Tiroler Gröstl

This bacon, onion and potato fry-up is a real Alpine filler.
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Easter Reindling

Originally an Easter treat in Carinthia, but delicious at any time of the year.
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Tirolean Dumplings

This hearty dish will turn any cool evening into a heartwarming affair.
 

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Käsknöpfle (or Käsespätzle)

Macaroni & cheese à la Austria!
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Styrian Pot Roast

A favourite from Styria and delicious with grated apple and horseradish.
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Coachman’s goulash

This goulash owes its name to the coachmen who drive the carriages around Vienna.

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Wiener Apfelstrudel

Delicious served with icing sugar and Viennese coffee.
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Gugelhupf Recipes

10 delicious Gugelhupf recipes to cater for every taste.
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Tafelspitz

Boiled veal, or Tafelspitz, is the king of the beef dishes in Vienna.
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Pannonian Fish Soup

This Pannonian fish soup has a completely unique flavour and stems from the unique countryside around Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland.

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Lebkuchen Biscuits

These gingerbread delights simply belong to Christmas.
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Esterházy Roast Beef

Indulge in this sumptuous roast beef, named after one of Austria's most prominent families.

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Kärntner Kasnudeln

These cheese noodles from Carinthia taste delicious drizzled with butter.
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Faschingskrapfen

Learn how to bake an Austrian carnival classic: the jam-filled, sugar-dusted Krapfen.
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