The Germknödel is a traditional Austrian dish, which originated from the Viennese and Bohemian cuisine. A Germknödel is a yeast dumpling filled with plum jam and served with poppy seeds, powdered sugar and lots of melted butter or vanilla sauce on top. Plum jam is a special kind of jam and it is referred to as Powidl.
The Bohemian Poppy seed Strudel or “Striezel” is a German baking specialty that comes from the Polish and Silesian cuisine but also from the Austrian part when it used to be Germany. If you want a “Striezel” you would braid the dough, if you roll it, it is a Strudel. It is made out of a sweet yeast dough and is rolled to a Strudel or braided. On top you can add Streusel and a glaze or just add the glaze alone. Happy Baking!