"Salzburger Nockerln - Sweet Tender Kiss Dessert" Desserts Tip by Anjutka

Desserts, Salzburg: 12 reviews and 24 photos

  Salzburger Nockerln, volume 5 liters
by Anjutka

As much here in Salzburg this famous dessert is very charactersitic for it - blown up and empty to make just a big show, just like the Cathedral or the Mirabell palace (but I do not mean the wonderful Mirabell garden).

You can get this dessert in all typically local Salzburg restaurants, the minimal order is a serving for two persons.
Most Salzburg inhabitants are eating it there and not preparing it at home because it needs some skills to make so much out of so little. When you see the Salzburger Nockerl for the first time you will almost be shocked by their incredible size and think that you would never be able to eat all that. but since most of it is air it is easy. The main ingredients besides the air are eggs, flour and sugar and some cranberry jam is served to it.

Since this area is inevitably connected with the commercial Sound of Music the tourism managers in the early past century ordered an Operetta composer (I forgot his name, maybe it is the one of the "White Horse") to include a song praising the Salzburger Nockerln being "Suess wie die Liebe und zart wie ein Kuss" (as sweet as love and as tender as a kiss...).

It is a dessert with a funny component at least.

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  • Updated May 3, 2005
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