Salzburger Nockerln

Salzburger Nockerln


  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp. currant or grape jelly
  • whites of 9 large eggs, at -room temperature
  • 1/2 c vanilla sugar
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 grated egg yolks
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place four 9-inch oval au gratin dishes (or one large oval glass lasagna pan) on a baking sheet. In each small dish place 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of jelly. (If you are using a lasagna pan, smear the bottom with the butter and then with the jelly.

Combine the egg whites, vanilla sugar, and lemon zest in a large metal bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Beat the egg yolks with the granulated sugar. Gently fold the egg yolks and flour into the meringue. Use a spatula to place three large mounds of the mixture into each au gratin dish. Smooth the surface of each and bake for 8 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve immediately. This is especially good with Vanilla Sauce, warm Chocolate Sauce, or cold Strawberry Sauce (recipes separately).

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