Puff Pastry Cornets with Whipped Cream


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Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

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During one visit to Vienna, my friend Irene and I were eyeing a bakery window filled with Schaumrollen, and it brought back memories for both of us. I recalled that in my family a party wasn’t a party unless my Auntie Gisela made a platter of her Schaumrollen—flaky cream horns prepared from her homemade puff pastry. Irene told me how, in postwar Vienna, her mother used to insist that she eat meringue-filled horns, as it was believed that the eggs made them much more nutritious than t