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Emperor’s Gugelhupf

  1. Grease the Gugelhupf mould with butter. Scatter the almond flakes into the mould. Preheat the oven to around 170 °C (fan).
  2. Cream the room-temperature butter with two-thirds of the granulated sugar and vanilla sugar. Gradually stir in the egg yolks. Flavour with grated lemon peel.
  3. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt and the remaining granulated sugar to form stiff peaks.
  4. Mix the flour with the baking powder and fold into the egg yolk mix, alternating with the whites. Dust the well-drained raisins lightly with flour and stir in together with the walnuts.
  5. Pour into the prepared mould and bake for 45 – 50 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool briefly, and then turn out. Dust with icing sugar. Cut the Gugelhupf into slices and garnish to taste with sweetened whipped cream

Baking time: 45 – 50 minutes


Source: Austrian National Tourist Office



Serbian Pork Stew

Leskovac took its name long ago from its famed hazelnut woods, lešnik being the Serbian word for hazelnut. Today it is better know for its red peppers. The people of Leskovac speak a dialect of Serbian which preserves many features of the Old Church Slavonic language and even many Serbs find the local difficult to understand. Ajvar is known throughout the land and beyond as the name for a preparation of roast peppers, preserved in jars for use throughout the winter. Leskovac is also known for its fantastic barbecue meats: you’ll probably arrive in the town by car or bus, but once there you must try the Leskovac Train;(leskovački voz), an assortment of grilled meats which arrive at the table one after another like wagons. Nor should you overlook Leskovačka Mućkalica, a spicy medley of peppers and grilled meats, much prized among gourmets for its spicy flavour.


  • 210 g fine cake flour
  • 170 g granulated sugar
  • 210 g butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 50 g raisins soaked in rum
  • 80 g chopped walnuts
  • 1 packet (8 g) vanilla sugar
  • 1tsp. baking powder
  • Peel from half an unsprayed lemon
  • Melted butter for the mould
  • Almond flakes

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