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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 head chef Franz Schönegger is revealing one of his best Christmas recipes for you to cook at home:

Rum balls

Ingredients for the dough:
250 g chocolate (bitter)
200 g dark chocolate sprinkles
125 g butter
100 g icing sugar
50 g almonds (ground)
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 tablespoons rum
1 pinch of salt

Divide the chocolate into small pieces and add these, together with the butter, into a pot. Melt the butter and chocolate by stirring continuously. Add the powdered sugar, almonds, cocoa, rum and salt until a nice sticky mixture emerges. After the mixture is cooled, put it into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Put the chocolate sprinkles on a plate. Form balls from the mixture and roll them in the chocolate sprinkles. The rum balls can be kept for about a month.

Have fun cooking and nibbling!

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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.

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