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This post is devoted to all readers who have a weakness for sweets, chocolate and cakes and those who are interested or eager to learn a part of the Vienna’s culinary history.
Demel is a pastry shop at Kohlmarkt 14 established by Ludwig Dehne in 1786. The original name of the chocolaterie is the surname of the founder’s journeyman Christoph Demel who bought the pastry shop after the death of Ludwig Dehne. The place is also titled Hofzuckerbäcker due to the fact that the shop was chosen as a supplier of the imperial court. Nowadays candied petals of violets which were delivered to Vienna’s imperial family are the most favorable treats of tourists.
Besides them you can also buy typical Austrian apple strudel and Sacher there. However, Demel’s Sacher is different from others as it has no middle layer of apricot confiture in contrast to one baked in Hotel Sacher. The thing is that Franz Zacher’s cake recipe was supplemented by his son during his training program in this confectionery what led to the conflict regarding the rights to the name between Demel and hotel. Thus, today they use different recipes. An innumerate number of other cakes, sweets and famous gingerbreads is also provided for guests.
Enjoy not only the taste but also the process of Demel’s cakes and sweets preparation.