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Feb 28, 2009



Thank you so much for this - the buchteln at Café Halweka was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Vienna last September. A wonderful place that I will never forget. I'll have to track down some fresh yeast and have a go at this soon :-)


i have never actually gotten around to making this at home myself yet. i guess we get such good quality at the bakery here that i just do not bother! look great!


We would love these sweet dumplings. They look glorious filled with plum jam. How I wish we could eat these here in a cafe in the UK.


hi margaret, maybe i should open one. i bet a cafe focusing on austrian desserts would go really well! if i had someone to finacne it, i would do it, i swear!


I haven't eaten those since my childhood! Buchteln were the only glorious thing that would be served (maybe once every 3 months) at school lunch. I can't wait to try those, thank you for the recipe.
By the way: there is an Austrian coffee house in Highgate, called Café Mozart. Had a lovely Sachertorte there once.


Hi Claudia,

I have never tried the cafe mozart, i know kaffee kipferl in barbican (run by an old acquaintance of mine) and i have now heard that not only has my favourite leberkaese place in my hometown opened in seymour place, there's also an austrian restaurant in east sheen now - but again, i haven't tried the latter and the menu is not all that austrian. at least not exclusively. but i might just pop in one day!

thanks for letting me know, it's great to know a place with proper sachertorte!

A Girl Has To Eat

Your photos are absolutely delicious!

Chef Keem

Funny - I've been dreaming and thinking about buchteln often, over the past years. My grandmother made them frequently for us, when we kids stayed with her in Vienna. I'd really like to serve buchteln to my Alaska lodge guests, but I never had a recipe handy when I needed it. Now I do, thanks!
(I envy you for the good Leberkaese spot. Nothing's better than a fresh, hot, juicy slice with a soft pretzel and sweet mustard!)


This looks divine..with a beautiful creme can't ask for more satisfaction than this!


Oooh, those look so good! And it just reminds me of all the many reasons for me to visit Vienna again...


These look fabulous, Johanna! I've never had dumplings like these before--neither baked nor sweet---and they just sound so good!

Sorry I missed out on this round of WTSIM...


Anything dumpling has my name on it, especially this, the texture of the dumplings looks amazingly light and delicious.

delicious dumplings

I do love the grated lemon zest, and milk that you added, really amazing. I will make my own dumplings for my family one day according to your recipe, which is really helpful for an amateur cooker like me :D
Tnank you for sharing.


hello johanna
I love these dumplings and they are very comforting with this cold weather !!
I am Pierre based in Paris France and I have created my food blog with inventive french food come and have a visit you are very welcome !! se you soon ! Pierre

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