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Germknödel are yeasted dumplings that are considered a specialty of Austrian and Bavarian cuisines. Served hot, right after steaming, the sweet, fluffy buns give way to a molten center of powidl, a rich fruit preserve made from zwetschge, a type of plum commonly found in Germany. Germknödel are typically served with melted butter or, less frequently, a light vanilla custard sauce and a dusting of powdered sugar mixed with ground poppy seeds. Although they make for a delicious dessert, germknödel are often eaten as a main course for lunch, particularly at ski resorts in Austria and Germany.
Where to find germknödel
Berlin: Taking a different approach to germknödel flavoring, Häppies offers the traditional sweet germknödel, but also an array of savory, internationally influenced varieties.
Munich: Known for its charming character, cozy atmosphere and homemade food, Ennstaler Stub’n is owned and run by 3 sisters with a passion for Alpine-style cooking.
Vienna: A convivial cafe known for its laid back atmosphere, Phöenixhof offers a mix of traditional fare and international cuisine, generous servings, attainable prices and options that are both vegetarian and vegan-friendly.