The Mohnstrudel (Poppy Seed Strudel) is a sweet dish of the old Austro Hungarian Monarchy, which later found entry in the national cuisines of the former provinces of the empire.
The oldest receipt of a Strudel was found in Vienna and dates from the year 1696. The receipt is archived in the Viennese City Library and was written by a cook who signed the receipt with the name “Puech”.
50 years later the Strudel was served the first time on the Royal court of Empress Maria Theresia. Only since then the Strudel turned the famous Viennese sweet dish. From the Royal court in Vienna, the Strudel became famous in the whole world.