Viennese sweets

sachertorteKaiserschmarrnViennese applestrudel

Viennese cuisine is particularly famous & especially loved for its vast variety of sweets which is so overwhelming that to taste its full range in a few days is a real challenge. From the dense chocolate cake Sachertorte, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemmens von Metternich & traditionally served with whipped cream & a Wiener Melange (coffee with milk) to the Kaiserschmarren, torn pieces of fluffy, caramelized pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar (Emperor Francis Jozef I’s favorite) to the traditional Viennese Apfelstrudel, a very thin layered pastry with a filling of apple, cinnamon, sugar & raisins, to the Bohemian Buchtel (yeast bun) with vanilla sauce à la Sacher, to the Viennese Schlosserbuben (literally locksmith boys) baked plums perfectly matched with the baked apricots called Wäschermadeln & Sacher-Faschingskrapfen , the Carnival Doughnuts, to the Cardinal slices & the Viennese Sacher Cubes à la Sacher the list is literally never-ending!

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