Introducing Vienna Bread; a Traditional Taste From Austria

Ah, Vienna bread. What many consider to be a classic of Austrian cuisine and the staple of many Continental breakfasts for many years. This traditional Vienna bread will surprise you with its flavor and texture, and is sure to be a tasty hit in your household. With the appropriate amount of perplexity and burstiness, it’s the perfect bread for any occasion.


• 4 cups of all-purpose flour
• 2 cups of warm water
• 1 packet of active dry yeast
• ¼ cup of sugar
• ¼ cup of vegetable oil
• 2 tsp of salt
• 2 tsp of olive oil


1. In a bowl, combine the warm water and yeast, stirring until dissolved.
2. Add the sugar and oil, stirring to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the four, salt, and remaining oil, mixing until fully combined.
4. Slowly add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until both are fully combined.
5. Knead the dough until it’s stretchy and elastic, and then let it rest in a bowl for an hour.
6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
7. Transfer the dough to a greased loaf pan and score the top with a knife.
8. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serving Instructions

Vienna bread is delicious best fresh from the oven, but can be enjoyed on its own as a savory snack or toasted with a pat of butter or a dollop of jam. It can also make a delicious compliment to any savory meal. For a truly unique taste, pair Vienna bread with a hearty Austrian Goulash or try making Austrian Pancakes, a delicious twist on traditional American-style pancakes.

For centuries, Vienna bread has played an integral role in Austrian cuisine, and now, thanks to this simple recipe, you can recreate this traditional staple in your own home. Get baking and enjoy a bite of Europe!