It’s all good …
Austrian pastry shops are all about treats.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Spending time traveling in Austria and Germany and visiting family is a treat in itself, and the amazing pastries, hearty farm-style meals and fresh summer fruit are the icing on the cake. From simple pleasures like fresh poppy seed rolls for breakfast, to more complicated items like apricot dumplings, it’s all good. Here are a few of my favorite Austrian treats for this week’s edition of #FriFotos.
Austria’s all-time classic treat — Wiener Schnitzel.
Not far behind schnitzel is succulent roast pork, served with pan drippings and bread dumplings.
Kaiserschmarrn is another traditional Austrian treat, made of rich pancake batter cooked thick and fluffy, then cut up, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a side of fruit compote.
It’s not all baked goods and meat, either. Late July is high season for all sorts of local fruit, including these tangy and tart red currants on sale at a local market.
One of the many fanciful ice cream sundaes on sale at the lovely Austrian Eis Salons.
Baked potato-dough dumplings filled with … bacon.
Some Austrians like their bacon straight up.
Plums ripening in the Wachau fruit-growing region.
A hearty veggie dish -— spinach dumplings in a wild forest mushroom sauce.
Marillenknödel — apricots cooked inside a potato-dough dumpling and finished in buttery, sweetened bread crumbs.
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