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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 specialties of the region in Upper Austria. You can prepare them in different ways. First we got to know her in the monastery kitchen at Stift Schlägl. There the cook served it for us as lunch. They were prepared as a Mühlviertel potato casserole with apples. Simply cooking with potatoes is easy with this recipe. On a trip through the Mühlviertler Alm to Freistadt, we found out that you can bake Mühlviertler wasp nests. They 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 served up. Austria is famous for its pastries. However, I know few people who process potatoes. The influence of Bohemia and Bavaria on the kitchen in the Waldviertel 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 processed 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 now one of the dishes, that we discovered on our travels, that we cook regularly at home.


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Mühlviertel cuisine offers many regional recipes. Top chef and sommelier Georg Friedl has collected them and presents them in this German cookbook according to the season. This has resulted in a treasure chest made from recipes from the Mühlviertel. Depending on the season's ingredients, you can also cook these at home. Get the tasty Mühlviertel cuisine on your plate at home.



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 tbsp soft butter


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


250 ml of milk

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.

Prank one Casserole dish * with butter off. 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 whirlpool. Divide the rolling pin 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 T480 smooth
  • 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 (1packet of dry yeast)

Mix all ingredients except the flour in a mixing vessel until smooth,

Finally fold in the flour and knead the whole thing into a smooth, supple dough. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature. And meanwhile prepare the abundance.


In the baking pan
Mühlviertel wasp nests in the baking pan


For the wealth:

  • 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 - like a household baking sheet.

Brush with butter, sprinkle with sugar and nuts and finally sprinkle with apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla sugar and press a little on the dough. Roll up from the two long sides towards the middle. Then divide in the middle to make 2 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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