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

Vegan Potato Goulash

October 6, 2020

This naturally vegan Austrian potato goulash is one of my favorite dishes for fall and winter. It’s filling, healthy (low fat, no sugar), wholesome and soothing. I simplified my recipe for creamy potato goulash in terms of ingredients and method to get a quick everyday meal.   Vegan Potato Goulash was last modified: October 6th, 2020 by Ursula

Plum Dumplings – Step by Step

September 14, 2020

Traditional Austrian plum dumplings, known as Zwetschkenknödel, are great as a dessert, or a sweet and meatless main course. I love to eat them for lunch! Plum dumplings are common throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Being Austrian, I grew up eating plum dumplings every late summer and fall. These dumplings are made by stuffing damsons or small plums into a potato-based dough. Then they are simmered in water and covered… continue reading »

Spiced Walnut Liqueur from Austria

June 16, 2020

This walnut liqueur is made with green, unripe walnuts that are still soft in their green husks. The liqueur is aromatic, nutty, sweet, slightly bitter, and dark brown in color. It is probably Austria’s most beloved and famous liqueur. Spiced Walnut Liqueur from Austria was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by Ursula

Flaky Savory Crackers with Fresh Herbs

May 22, 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: June 12th, 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 »