This month's Kitchen Trotter box has landed and the destination is Austria, a country I visited in my childhood. Kitchen Trotter have started giving clues to the country in advance so I had worked out that Austria was on the way, so I was expecting WienerScnitzel, Apple Strudel and maybe Sachertorte. Well, I was partly right. It's a bit heavy on the desserts this month but I'm sure there will be no complaints from the Madhouse diners !
The first thing I pulled out of the box was this kit for Kaiserschmarren or Emperor's Pancakes. It seems to contain flour, brown sugar and sultanas.
Next was a pack of Spätzle, egg pasta.
This month's extras were some chocolates, a magnet and a little Bundt mould.
There is a sachet of Goulash spice (oregano, caraway, thyme and chilli).
And finally two mini bottles, one of pumpkin seed oil and one of Bottle Green Elderflower Cordial (which I love but I was surprised to see it pop up in an Austrian-themed box !)
This month's recipes start with White Cabbage and Liptauer Salad. (Liptauer is a spicy cheese spread - not sure how easy it is to get hold of but I could always use Applewood smoked cheese spread instead.)
Having seen the ingredients, no prizes for guessing that the main meal is Goulash with Spätzle !
Kaiserschmarren with Apple Strudel should go down well for dessert.
And finally Kougloff with Viennese Coffee.
As always, I'll tell you how I got on, once I've tried out the recipes.
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