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Simply cooking with potatoes - Mühlviertler potato casserole
Cooking with potatoes - bake wasp nests in Mühlviertel


Bake Wasp Nests in Mühlviertel

The Mühlviertel Wasp Nests are one of the food specialties of the region in Upper Austria. You can prepare them in different ways. First we tasted them in the monastery kitchen at Stift Schlägl. The cook served it for us as lunch. They were prepared as a Mühlviertel potato casserole with apples. Simple cooking with potatoes is easy with this recipe. On a trip through the Mühlviertler Alm to Freistadt we learned that you can also bake Mühlviertler Wasp Nests. These are served with coffee and taste delicious. You can also find the recipe here.

Cooking with potatoes in Austria

You can easily cook with potatoes with this recipe. This Mühlviertler potato casserole is one of the specialties that we offer from ours Trips to Savor by Upper Austria brought along. The Mühlviertel wasp nests combine potatoes with apples. A type of processing of the tuber that is rarely seen. The potato flour dish is ours when we visit the monastery refectory in Pen Schlägl in Aigen im Mühlviertel been served. Austria is famous for its pastries. However, I know few people who process potatoes. The influence of Bohemia and Bavaria on the cuisine in the Mühlviertel also plays a role here, because potatoes can be found in all kinds of dishes in both neighboring countries.

It is also one of the reasons why I love this dish. Growing up in Bavaria in a region, where potatoes are cooked in a variety of ways, potato specialties have been one of my favorite dishes, since I was a child. It makes me all the more happy, when I can add a new recipe to my collection of potato dishes. Especially if it is one, that is as easy to prepare as the Wasp Nests. This Mühlviertel Potato Casserole is one of the dishes, that we discovered on our travels, that we cook regularly at home.


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Simply cook with potatoes - Mühlviertel Wasp Nests

Ingredients for Mühlviertler Wasp Nests (4 Portions)

Dough for Cooking with Potatoes

500 g floury cooking potatoes
150 g flour
1 TS soft butter
1 egg


750 g apples
60 g melted butter
30 g raisins
50 g of brown sugar


250 ml of milk
whole wheat flour

How to cook with potatoes - Prepare Mühlviertel Wasp Nests with potatoes

Cooking with potatoes is easy. Boil and peel the potatoes. Press them through the ricer *. Knead potatoes, flour, butter, egg and a little salt into a smooth dough.

Coat a casserole dish * with butter. Preheat the oven to 170 ° C. Peel the apples. Remove the core house. Cut the apples into thin slices.

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface about 5 mm thick. Butter it. Sprinkle apples and raisins on it. Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. This makes the Mühlviertler potato casserole particularly tasty.

Roll the dough like a strudel. Divide the dough roll into 5 cm thick slices. Place these upright in the casserole dish. Then coat the dough pieces with liquid butter and bake for about 60 minutes on the middle tray oven*.

Pour milk over it 10 minutes before the end of the baking time. You can serve the Mühlviertler Wasp Nests warm or cold. If you like, you can sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. A compote tastes best with it (e.g. rhubarb or plums). Enjoy your meal and enjoy the Mühlviertel potato casserole. Cooking with potatoes is healthy.


Mühlviertler Wasp nests
Mühlviertler Wasp nests


Bake Wasp Nests in Mühlviertel

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 500 grams of flour
  • 250 grams of lukewarm milk
  • 60 grams of granulated sugar
  • 10 grams of vanilla sugar
  • 5 grams of salt
  • two egg yolks
  • Peel half an untreated lemon
  • 70 grams of melted but not hot butter
  • half a cube of fresh yeast (one packet of dry yeast)

Mix all ingredients except the flour in a mixer until smooth, finally fold in the flour and knead everything into a smooth dough. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature. In the meantime prepare the filling.


In the baking pan
Mühlviertel wasp nests in the baking pan


For the Filling:

  • about 80 grams of melted butter
  • 80 grams of granulated sugar
  • 80 grams of grated hazelnuts
  • 2-3 tart apples coarsely grated (with skin)
  • Some ground cinnamon
  • Some vanilla sugar

Roll out the dough into a rectangle - the size of a baking sheet.

Coat with butter, sprinkle with sugar and nuts and finally sprinkle with apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla sugar and press a little into the dough. Roll up from the two long sides towards the middle. Then divide in the middle to make two rolls.

Grease a square frying pan with butter. Cut the rolls into 2,5 cm long pieces and place them side by side in the pan like snails.

Let stand for about half an hour (until the volume has roughly doubled). Brush with a little liquid butter and bake in the preheated oven at 170 ° C until golden yellow (approx. 20 - 25 min.)

Remove from the pan and sprinkle with sugar.

Source: Thomas Friesenecker, Garni Hotel Hubertus in Freistadt *



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  1. Turbo housewife
    | Reply

    Exciting! I didn't know that there were weps nests to eat. They sound really good and easy to make though, so I'll save the recipe!

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
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      I am happy if you are interested in them. Let me know how you like them when you try them.

  2. Britta Koch
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    These wasp nests sound very good. Are they intended as a sweet main course or for afternoon coffee?

    Best regards,

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello Britta,

      for both. The first recipe is served as a main course. The second is pastries that are served with coffee.

      Best regards,

  3. Gabi
    | Reply

    Oh, I had never heard of them - but it reads very tasty and stomach-filling-good ... Will be copied!

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello Gabi,

      we weren't aware of them either before they were served to us for lunch in Schlägl Abbey. This is real home-made cuisine from the Mühlviertel. Delicious. And yes - they fill you up: D.

      Best regards,

  4. Barbara
    | Reply

    Hello Monika & Petar,
    I learned something again, I didn't know fie yet.
    Travel educates you again and again, also in culinary terms.
    Best regards,

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello Barbara,

      I am happy if we can show you something new. The dish was new to me too, although I grew up in a region just a few hundred kilometers north of it. I always find it amazing how diverse the regional kitchens are.

      Enjoy the meal.

      Best regards,

  5. Tina from kitchen moments
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    Great, learned something new again! I can well imagine that the wasp nests taste really delicious. I'll make a note of the recipe ;-).
    Best regards,

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hi Tina,

      I am happy if we can show you something new. We are big fans of the potato variant. Enjoy the meal.

      Best regards,

  6. Edith
    | Reply

    Great dish! The Mühlviertel wasp nests look like delicious florets. I will definitely bake it again. Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello Edyta,

      the wasp nests are real comfort food. We especially like to eat these in autumn or winter. Enjoy the meal.

  7. Kathrina
    | Reply

    I've heard of it, but haven't eaten it yet. I should change that. They look really good.

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      We ate them for the first time in Schlägl Abbey. They taste very good.

  8. poupou
    | Reply

    Thank you for this recipe, it's really something completely different and floury potatoes are still waiting to be processed.


    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello poupou,

      as a potato lover, I can highly recommend the potato recipe. We love to eat it. But the baked version of the wasp's nests also tastes good.


  9. Petra aka Cascabel
    | Reply

    Interesting, I've never heard of the wasp nests. Thanks for introducing them, they look great!

    • Monika & Petar Fuchs
      | Reply

      Hello Petra,

      we weren't aware of them before our visit to Schlägl Abbey. We only got to know the pastry version in the Mühlviertel. They are both good! Since I really like to eat potatoes, I prefer the potato nests. They are real comfort food.

      Best regards,

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