Salzburger Nockerl, a sweet, light and fluffy Dumpling

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Salzburger Nockerl

At one of my visits to Salzburg a couple years ago I was longing for an Austrian sweet dish. We stopped at Cafe Mozart in the Getreidegasse to experience this local dessert.

Salzburger Nockerl

Salzburger Nockerl are light and fluffy, they are delicate vanilla-flavored dumplings, which reminds me of a soufflé. Like so many wonderful Austrian desserts this dish has a long history. The Nockerl were invented in Salzburg in the 17th century.

When preparing the Nockerl batter, the airy mass is arranged on a baking tray in three mounds. This sweet treat is supposed to represent the three hills that surrounds Salzburg.

Vanilla Sugar is preferred. You can buy Vanilla Sugar here

Salzburger Nockerl prepared by Anneliese, former Chef at Stadt Mainz Restaurant:

Salzburger Nockerl are served warm as a main dish or dessert, then dusted with powdered sugar and paired with fruit sauces or a berry jam.

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