Vanilla Crescents

Vanillen Kipferln

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

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

These crescents are the Austro-Hungarian Christmas cookie, and during the holidays you will find mountains of the little vanilla-sugar-coated treats in Konditorei windows. Crisp yet tender at the same time, they are at their very best when made with a vanilla bean instead of extract. Vanilla sugar is a staple European grocery item, but it’s not so easy to find here. One way to make it is to bury a vanilla bean in confectioners’ or granulated sugar (depending on its final use) for a c