Poppy seed noodles - the sweet gnocchi from Austria

Everyone knows gnocchi! But sweet gnocchi? No? Then read on and take a look at this sweet recipe from Austrian cuisine. Here the potato dough is shaped into long pieces, which are also known as potato noodles. These noodles covered with poppy seeds taste particularly good with sugar and warm butter. We Austrians call them poppy seed noodles and love this sweet dish. What else can you say besides "Enjoy your meal"!


For the dough:

  • 500 g potatoes (floury, boiled and pureed)
  • 120 g flour 
  • 40 g butter
  • 2 beaten egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt

For on top:

  • 50 g butter (melted)
  • 100 g poppy seeds
  • 50 g powdered sugar (a little more for sprinkling)

Peel and dice the potatoes. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes until soft. Put the potatoes in a sieve, toss around a little and allow to evaporate for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, the remaining ingredients can be stirred well in a bowl. Finely puree the hot potatoes and allow to cool. Mix the potatoes well with the remaining dough ingredients and knead them into a smooth dough.

Sprinkle the dough with the flour and roll into 2 cm thick rolls and cut into small pieces. Roll each piece into a round pasta shape with tapered ends.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and let the potato noodles simmer for about 6-8 minutes until they float on top. Take out of the water and strain.

While the pasta is cooling, you can mix 100g poppy seeds and 50g powdered sugar in a separate bowl. Melt the butter in a pan, add the pasta, sprinkle the poppy seeds and sugar over them and stir well. That's it!

We wish you good luck with your cooking and Bon Appetit.