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Classy Austrian Tea & Coffee Cakes

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Photo via Westwing Magazin
Photo via Westwing Magazin

“It’s teatime, everyone!” – that’s music to our ears, isn’t it? After all, is there anything more pleasant than a cultivated heure fixe in which we sit down to have a cup of tea? It’s the time of the day when we flee from the everyday life’s pace, indulge in a little bit of luxury and – very important – give in to our late afternoon cravings. And while the British are usually having little sandwiches, scones and pastries with their tea, in Austria we are wired a little bit differently: being the nostalgic nation that we are, we are very proud of our old-established mastery of delicious cakes. Subsequently, it is no wonder that Austrian “teatime” must, and cannot do, without proper cake.

After clarifying this, there’s only one query left: are you like the Duchess of Devonshire who responded with an almost shocked “Don’t think so, it would come out very odd” when asked if she could bake a cake and prefer a ready made cake (-delivery)? Or are you prepared to wrestle with batter, enjoy licking the bowl and love playing the perfect housewife? Either way, we have what you are looking for. We have melted down the sheer endless list of classic Viennese cakes to a handful of only the best ones. Providing you with both, the appendant recipe AND the best place to order the very same cake from, we want to make sure you find teatime no trouble anymore. Because: a teatime not “offhand” is a teatime not for real.

 

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