The chef recommends
Our chef Franz Schönegger indulges you with various culinary highlights from his gourmet cuisine: traditional Gastein valley delicacies as well as international specialties. With his team he continuously creates new and delicious meals.
Our chef, Franz Schönegger, divulges his recipe for 2 of the most exquisite creations from our patisserie for you to bake at home.
Quantities for 2 household baking trays
Ingredients for the Vanilla Crescents:
450 g flour
375 g butter
150 g icing sugar
150 g peeled, finely ground almonds
Vanilla sugar (quantity to taste)
Mix flour, butter, icing sugar and almonds to a shortcrust pastry. Let the pastry rest for half an hour. Then preheat the oven up to 170 °C and cover the baking tray with baking paper.
Shape crescents from the dough and bake them for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle the crescents with vanilla sugar while still hot.
Ingredients for the Cinnamon Star Cookies:
190 g icing sugar
100 g ground almonds
200 g ground nuts (hazelnuts and walnuts)
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash of lemon juice
Whip the egg white and the icing sugar to a stiff icing. Put one third of it aside. With a spoon, mix the rest with the other ingredients (almonds, nuts, cinnamon, lemon juice) to a shortcrust pastry. Knead the pastry.
Roll out the dough on a work surface to about 1cm thick. Cut out stars, put them on a baking tray covered with baking paper and generously coat it with the rest of the egg white icing. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven at 150 °C hot air. After 8 minutes use a cooking spoon or a tea towel to keep the oven door open a crack for the remaining baking time to let the excess heat escape.
We wish you bon appétit!
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Our experienced service team will gladly inform you about the meals in the restaurants at the Hotel EUROPÄISCHER HOF. Every year our staff takes part in various service and cuisine prize competitions. Several national and regional champions have emerged from our hotel.
If you would like to get to know Austrian cuisine more closely, we recommend a visit to the hotel’s own Gasteiner Klause. Regional delicacies will be served here in a rustic atmosphere.