Austrian Desserts:
Salzburger Nockerl (Salzburg Soufflé)

Ingredients 3 people or more

5 eggs
4 tablespoons icing sugar
1 teaspoon flour
Some grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons butter

What Salzburger Nockerl are

Aside with apple strudel, Topfenstrudel and Kaiserschmarrn, the Salzburger Nockerl are the most famous and legendary dessert of Austria. This serves many restaurants to charge shockingly high prices for the soufflé made of little more than egg, sugar and air.

It is said that the "Nockerl" were invented by Salome Alt, the concubine of Salzburg′s Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raintenau in the early 17th century. They are quite difficult to make (or easy to mess up) and supposed to resemble the three (?) mountains of Salzburg, probably Kapuzinerberg, Mönchsberg and Gaisberg.

How to prepare Salzburger Nockerl

Separate the yolk and egg whites, and then beat the latter one with 3 tablespoons of icing sugar until thoroughly stiff. Add three yolks, the flour and the grated lemon peel. Mix the butter and the remaining tablespoon of icing sugar with the milk and warm the mixture until liquid, pour it into a small casserole. Take the "dough" and form three chunks in the casserole. Finally, bake the Nockerl at 200 degrees Celsius until golden, the tips should be lightly brown. Add some icing-sugar and serve hot with raspberry sauce.

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