Austrians call yeast dough flatbreads which are fried in oil and then eaten like this, on their own, or with a sweet or savoury topping, Langos. The crispy flatbreads are a great treat when freshly baked and very popular at snack stands. Whether in the beer garden, at a traditional church fair or romantic Christmas market, Langos are always associated with great culinary memories from our childhood!
- 25 g yeast
- 100 ml milk
- 500 g flour
- oil (for brushing)
- garlic (crushed for brushing)
- 1 pinch of salt
- oil (for frying)
- 250 ml water
- 175 g sour cream (to garnish)
- salt (for brushing)
- chives (optional, to garnish)
- bacon (optional, diced, to garnish)
- cheese (optional, to garnish)
- sugar (optional, to garnish)
- cinnamon (optional, to garnish)
Directions for Langos
- To make the pre-ferment (mother dough), dissolve the yeast in luke-warm milk and stir in 100 g flour. Cover and leave to stand in a warm place for approx. 30 minutes.
- Knead the dough with the remaining ingredients and then leave to stand for a further 10 minutes.
- Separate the dough into individual sections and shape these into round balls. Place on baking paper on a baking tray, squash them flat and brush with a little oil. Leave to stand at room temperature for approx. 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel and crush the garlic and mix with oil and salt.
- Heat the oil in a fryer or large pot so that the langos will be able to float in the fat.
- Stretch out the dough pieces by hand to form flatbreads with a slightly thicker edge.
- Place the langos in the hot fat and fry until crispy on both sides. Remove from the fat, place on kitchen paper to remove any excess oil and brush with the garlic mixture.
You can also mix sour cream, salt and pepper and use this to top the langos instead. Tastes delicious sprinkled with diced bacon over the sour cream! Langos can also be topped with cheese.
JUST ONE MORE THING
For those of you with a sweet tooth, try the sweet version – simply mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the langos!
In Austria people like to snack, that’s why we have much more recipes than you might think, that’s why we recommend to taste “Austrian Fast Food” – in our theme world.