Austrian Recipes

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Wiener Schnitzel

Rating: 4.5 stars 243
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.

Vienna Schnitzel

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
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.


Rating: 4.5 stars 13
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.


Rating: 4.5 stars 21
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.

Dobos Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
The word 'dobos' means 'like a drum' in Hungarian. However, this cake is named after its creator, Hungarian pastry chef Josef Dobos.

Sacher Torte

Rating: 4 stars 15
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!

Austrian Pancake

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
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.
By Christiane

Air Fryer Wiener Schnitzel

Rating: 5 stars 4
Rich, tender, and juicy Wiener schnitzel made in the air fryer. The veal is so tender you can cut it with a fork.

Linzer Tarts

Rating: 4.5 stars 167
Cut out cookies with a jam filling.

Viennese Crescent Holiday Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 127
These cookies have been a Christmas family favorite for 20 years. Flaky and buttery, they are worth the effort. Almonds can be substituted for hazelnuts.

Inspiration and Ideas

Strudel Dough
Rating: Unrated 19
Any filling can be baked inside this easy, basic strudel dough!
Linzer Torte Cookies
Rating: Unrated 59
These are a version of a classic Austrian dessert. A nutty dough with preserves and a lattice top. A beautiful treat for the holidays.
Austrian Linzer Torte
Rating: 4 stars 1

This recipe for an authentic Austrian Linzertorte is from my mother who grew up in Linz and still lives there. She always bakes the torte 3 days ahead because it develops its real flavor over a few days.