Sabrina from Sabrina kocht (Sabrina Cooks) loves to make Austrian fried dough with vanilla sauce – and not just during the carnival season. Topfenmäuse, which translates as „curd mice“, is an ideal dessert for those with a sweet tooth and for entertaining afternoon guests.

And this is how it's done


Austrian fried dough

  • 250 g flour
  • 1 pkg. baking powder
  • 250 g quark
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pkg. vanilla sugar
  • Raisins, rum


Vanilla sauce

  • 1/2 l milk
  • 20 g vanilla custard powder (= 1/2 pkg.)
  • 1-2 squares of white chocolate
  • Sugar or agave syrup


Austrian fried dough

  1. Mix all the ingredients and knead into a dough.
  2. Use a spoon to form mice-shaped pieces and fry the „mice“ in sufficient oil or butter at a moderate temperature. Then remove from the pan and sprinkle with icing sugar.


Vanilla sauce

  1. Mix 5 tablespoons of the milk with the custard powder. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan.
  2. When the milk begins to boil, stir in the custard powder mixture and bring to a boil again.
  3. Remove from the hob and gradually stir in the chocolate with a whisk.
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