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September 14

Saint of the day:

Saint Notburga

Patron Saint of Servants and peasants

Saint Notburga’s Story

Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in Rattenberg, in the Tyrol, she was the daughter of peasants. At eighteen she became a servant in the household of Count Henry of Rattenberg When Notburga repeatedly gave food to the poor, she was dismissed by Count Henry's wife, Ottilia, and took up a position as a servant to a humble farmer. Meanwhile, Henry suffering a run of misfortune and setbacks, wasted no time restoring Notburga to her post after his wife died. Notburga remained his housekeeper for the rest of her life, and was famous for her miracles and concern for the poor.








Catholic Parish and Pilgrimage Church of St. Notburga

6212 Maurach, Austria

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Kaspressknödeln are Austrian cheese dumplings originating from Tirol. Although people refer to them as dumplings, they are actually not cooked in water, but fried in a pan, and they also don't have the typical shape of a ball – the mixture is formed into patties instead.


  • 300 g bread cubes

  • 150 g piquant mountain cheese, grated

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 100 g butter

  • 100 ml milk

  • 4 eggs

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Marjoram

  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped


  1. Combine the bread cubes and the grated cheese in a bowl and add the onion, milk, eggs and spices.

  2. Mix until a workable dough is formed.

  3. Dampen hands and form round flattened dumplings from dough.

  4. Fry the dumplings in a pan from each side until golden brown.

  5. Serve the cheese dumplings in a broth or with mixed salads.

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