Welcome to Li’l Vienna

There should be a Little Vienna, everywhere. It’s all artsy style, messy in a good way. It’s kind of European (but not too much), it’s a place to stroll through the cobblestone streets and let the day pass by in a patio cafe. It’s a vision, an idyllic idea. Help us pursue the dream. Food served in little Vienna is all Apple Strudel and Schnitzel. And real Brown Bread, and Würstl with Sauerkraut… It’s just delicious. Plus, tax is already included, all the time. Enjoy.


Little Vienna

Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs

May 31, 2020

These delicious crackers with fresh herbs are flaky, crispy, puffy and light. They are my favorite snack to serve along with a glass of wine or a cocktail. They also make a perfect appetizer or a quick snack that everyone will love. Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs was last modified: May 31st, 2020 by Ursula

Authentic Viennese Pork Schnitzel – with Video

April 9, 2020

Big, thinly pounded pork cutlets are the most common and traditional Schnitzel in Austria. Using pork provides a more accessible take on the classic Viennese Schnitzel. If I could name one dish Austria is famous for, I’d say it’s Viennese Schnitzel. Well, and perhaps Sacher Torte. ‚Wiener Schnitzel‘ is one of the best known specialties of Viennese cuisine, and a national dish of Austria. Schnitzel is a thin, breaded and… continue reading »

Viennese-style Potato Field Salad

April 7, 2020

This potato salad is typical for Vienna. It is light, refreshing and slightly tangy and therefore the perfect side dish for Viennese Schnitzel. While many potato salads are dressed with a mayo sauce, this one uses a slightly tangy, light vinaigrette instead – typical for Austrian salads. The potatoes will soak up the dressing and melt in your mouth, while the field salad (lamb’s lettuce) provides a leafy, fresh element…. continue reading »

Austrian Curd Cheese Dumplings – with Video

February 14, 2020

These curd cheese dumplings (Topfennockerl) are light, fluffy and taste soooo good, I could eat them every day. Austrians eat them as main dish or for dessert. I have a sweet tooth, so I eat them as a main dish every once in a while. Austrian Curd Cheese Dumplings – with Video was last modified: February 14th, 2020 by Ursula

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

January 15, 2020

Crispy roasted potatoes are a beloved side dish in Austria. And let’s be honest: Who wouldn’t love them? Crispy on the outside with a fluffy soft center, they are not only a perfect side dish but also stand out all alone. I often times enjoy them as a quick snack at movie nights just like potato wedges. With a quick sour cream dipping sauce, they become highly addictive. Crispy Oven… continue reading »

Austrian Apricot Dumplings

August 8, 2019

Traditional Austrian apricot dumplings are a well-loved summer dish during apricot season. In Austria, we eat apricot dumplings as a main dish for lunch or as a dessert. I love to eat sweet flour-egg-milk based dishes as mains every once in a while (read more about this habit here or here), so this is one of my dearest recipes in summer. It’s fruity, low in added sugar, yet still sweet and… continue reading »

Easter Crescent aka Giant Brioche Crescent

April 22, 2019

This braided super-soft, fluffy and moist brioche crescent is a traditional Austrian pastry, typical for Easter. It’s about four times the size of a regular crescent and therefore a little (or huge) treasure.   This fluffy Easter crescent is a pastry with tradition: In some parts of Upper Austria, where I grew up, godparents would give this oversized brioche crescent to their godchildren on Easter Sunday. Easter Crescent aka Giant… continue reading »

How to make Homemade Apple Strudel

October 25, 2018

If you want to bake a real-deal apple strudel, you are right where you belong. This homemade Viennese-style apple strudel is filled with apples, toasted breadcrumbs, chopped walnuts, raisins (if you like them), and cinnamon-sugar. I use my homemade super-thin strudel pastry recipe for this strudel, which makes delicious thin layers of crust. Yum!   I’ve been making apple strudel for a few decades (read more here). No, I’m not… continue reading »

How to make Paper-Thin Strudel Dough

October 2, 2018

This is an old and easy family recipe for paper-thin strudel dough. You only need a few ingredients and it takes about 1 ¼ hours to make (incl. 1 h resting time) from scratch. This recipe yields a flakey pastry with several layers of dough, which you can fill sweet (e.g. apple strudel) or savory.   As you might already know, I’ve been stretching strudel dough since early childhood. In kindergarten,… continue reading »

Light and Fluffy Shredded Pancake – Kaiserschmarrn

September 8, 2018

Kaiserschmarrn is my all-time favorite. Also known as emperor’s mess, it is a fluffy and light, giant pancake, which is torn into bite-size pieces after baking.   The name is composed of the words Kaiser (emperor) and Schmarrn, which refers to a shredded dish in Austria. But be careful: Schmarrn is also a colloquialism to nonsense.   The dish is named after the Austrian emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph I. (1830-1916)… continue reading »

Easy Plum Cake

August 16, 2018

AAAAAAAAHHHH. I can’t find any words for this Austrian plum cake. It’s super easy to make and yet the fluffiest, most delicious cake ever. I lack words to describe its genius, you can tell.   Late summer and this cake are tightly linked together, at least for my taste buds. If I have a bite of this juicy, slightly sweet cake, I can almost feel pleasantly warm days and crisp… continue reading »

Homemade Lilac Syrup

May 21, 2018

Lilacs make one of the best syrups I’ve ever tasted. They are so fragrant and full of spring flavors that they go with a lot of different dishes and drinks. Simply add a spoonful of lilac syrup to sparkling water and it will elevate your drinking experience drastically. The syrup also pairs very well with gin and vodka, just saying. And, it makes a great syrup for pancakes or for… continue reading »