So What Austrian Food Can YOU Serve At Your Sound of Music Party?
Of course you would like to give the party an Austrian food flavor, so here are some quick and easy ideas, leaving you more time to have fun, get your costume ready and enjoy the party:
For a Children’s Party
• Hot dogs – (Austrians love sausages) served with french fries
• Jam sandwiches – as in ‘Tea’ a drink with jam and bread from Do-Re-Mi
• Austrian crepes (pancakes) made ahead of time. Warm them up then serve sprinkled with icing sugar and drizzle with melted chocolate.
• Apple juice and lemonade
For an Adult’s Party
• Cheese fondu – with bread, sausages, apples.
• Blue Nun wine or champagne – Liesl couldn’t taste it, but you can certainly enjoy it!
• Austrian beer - we bought some beer steins when we were in Austria, which are always fun to drink from.
• Apple Strudel is one of Austria’s most famous deserts.
• Swiss chocolates – served when the von Trapps arrive in Switzerland
For a Buffet Party
When I held my Sound of Music Party for my 40th birthday, all my friends turned up with a picnic basket full of different Austrian food items. It was a lovely surprise! This is what we ate and drank:
• Goat cheese
• Austrian cheeses
• Austrian bread
Here are some easy Austrian food recipes for you to try:
Ingredients (serves 6 people):
For the dough:
250 grams of flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
(Or if you are short on time, then bought filo pastry always works well)
For the filling:
1 kilo of apples renette or other apples that have a sour and dry bite when uncooked.
The juice of a lemon
100 grams of sugar
100 grams of sultanas
A pinch of ground cinnamon
70 grams of butter
70 grams of breadcrumbs
50 grams of powdered sugar
Preparation: Mix the flour with the salt, oil, egg and water to make a soft dough. Brush the dough with oil and then cover in a heated bowl and let rest for 20 minutes to warm.
Prepare the filling: Peel and core apples. Cut into thin slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Soak raisins in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Mix sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle on apples, then add the sultanas. Toast the breadcrumbs with the butter for 3 minutes.
Roll the dough to make it thin, sprinkle over it the breadcrumbs and then the filling. Roll up the pastry on itself, spread the strudel with melted butter, and put in oven for 45 minutes at 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. After cooking add the icing sugar, and serve it warm.
If you are looking for a special cake, The Edelweiss Cake would be a good choice to complete your table of Austrian food.
A chocolate cake, layered with cream and raspberry puree. Decorate with whipped cream, top with both grated milk chocolate and white chocolate.
Ingredients for one loaf:
500 g flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 sachet of yeast
100 g of nuts or seeds or olives or…
2 teaspoons of spices such as caraway, nutmeg, coriander(cilantro) and others (whatever you like)
500 ml of buttermilk (or 450 ml of normal milk and a dash of olive oil)
This is the easiest recipe ever: Warm the milk to body temperature and add the yeast. Add all other ingredients and make into a smooth dough.Let it sit in a warm place for some 20 to 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at around 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Fill the dough into a small shape tin.Bake the bread for about 45 minutes. Take it out, let it cool, eat it.
How easy is that?!
Remember to serve some popcorn when watching the movie as well!
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