Spinach Dumplings at the ‘Buzihütte’ in Tyrol

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I heard that the Buzihütte is a must for Innsbruck visitors and tourists. Curiosity took us there to consume the popular Spinach dumplings in the beautiful Alpine surroundings. We also had the stuffed Schnitzel “Eiterbeule” and the Blueberry pancake as dessert. All in all, the menu had something to offer for everyone

The Buzihütte s not an Alpine hut in the true sense, but a particularly rustic inn. Nevertheless, there is a hut feeling. The weather was nice and we were drawn outside onto the terrace for a cool drink and to soak up the sun.

We ate these delicious Spinach dumplings after a short climb up a mountain to the rustic Buzihütte restaurant. Afterward we sat with the locals and sang

Spinatknödel Gasthaus Buzihuette in Innsbruck

After an amazing hike in the eastern part of Innsbruck, we reached the rustic Guesthouse Buzihütte on the edge of the forest. We sat down for dinner outside and had an amazing evening with music, singing and laughter. Everyone was radiating good vibes and made us feel welcome

The Buzihütte is known for its generous portions and the Austrian-Tyrolean home cooking. The blueberry pancake is legendary, for example. And other specialties like spare ribs also found their way also on the menu like a Cordon Bleu, called “Eiterbeule” that is based on a secret recipe.

On days when I don’t know what to cook (unfortunately there are more of them than I would like), I make my Spinach dumplings. They taste great and can also be frozen very well

You can see how to prepare the Spinach dumplings in the my pictures, and the exact recipe below. Good luck!

This Recipe is asking for “Topfen” which is Quark. Quark is hard to find in the US, the best substitutes for Quark are: cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, and crème fraîche. Read more about Quark substitutes here

I prepared the dough a day ahead and left it overnight, covered in the fridge.The cold dough stiffened a bit and it was easy to form the dumplings. You can moisten your hands if the dough sticks to your hands, and add more breadcrumbs if necessary.

Instead of cooking the dumplings in water without a lid, I prefer steaming them in a basket in the Instant Pot, adding 3 cups of water and leave the seal valve open.

The Buzihütte song: