Translation of the name: 'Wiener' this word comes from the word 'Wien', which is the Austrian city called Vienna. 'Schnitzel' means basically meat in a crust. I'm German and hope you can understand my English description. Serve the schnitzels with salad, ketchup and French fries.
Both my mother and father were Viennese and grew up there. This was my mother's recipe. Veal can also be used in place of pork.
This is an Austrian classic. 'Knodel' (you pronounce the "k") means 'dumpling' in German. My mother used to make this a lot when I was small because it's a good way to use up stale bread. It remains one of my fondest childhood taste memories. The quantities are approximate, because this is one of those recipes that isn't written down, so I had to follow her around the kitchen the last time she made it. Be sure the bread is stale. If it isn't, dry it in the oven after cutting it into cubes.
Kaiserschmarrn is a traditional Austrian dessert. It is a caramelized pancake made with rum-soaked raisins, eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. The pancake is split into pieces while frying, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served hot with plum sauce on the side or on top.
The word 'dobos' means 'like a drum' in Hungarian. However, this cake is named after its creator, Hungarian pastry chef Josef Dobos.
This is pretty darn close to the original classic dessert produced by the Sacher Hotel in Vienna, Austria. It is a dense, not-too-sweet, apricot and chocolate concoction. It is a lot of work but WELL worth the effort!
Custard type pancake served warm with maple syrup that is sure to become a family favorite - our family has been enjoying this for many years.
Potato Plum Dumplings
Sweet dark plums are wrapped in a potato dough, and boiled before rolling in sweetened toasted bread crumbs. My Austrian grandmother made these delicious dessert dumplings for us every fall. These take some time to make, but to me, they're well worth the effort.
Vanille Kipferl I
This recipe is known in America as almond crescents. I converted the measurements and translated this recipe that has been in my family for generations. It's a German Christmas cookie.
Gluehwein is a German/Austrian winter-holiday drink that most tourists know as an after-ski drink. After you come in out of the snow, it is supposed to make you glow with warmth again. Watch it: Since you drink this wine warm, the alcohol goes to your head extra quick! Drink when you really have come in, and do not have to go out again! This is the one my father used to make for New Year's Eve.