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  1. A German Mennonite recipe book and no kuchen recipes?? How can that be? I need them, we need them. The pie type kuchen with fruit filling of your choice.

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    1. If you send your email address to cdngoji@yahoo.ca I will send you a "Kuchen" receipe. I know what you are talking about. I have a recipe. I just don't have it here and do not know if I'll find this site at a later time. So if you send me you request in an email I will send you a recipe. Yes the german people have a recipe for kuchen that is made in a pie pan.

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  2. @ Dale: As the word "Cake" actually means "Kuchen", There are PLENTY of "Kuchen" recipes! :)

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    1. The word "Cake" means "Torte" - "Kuchen" means "Cookies". I know this,because I grew up with German.

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    2. You are both wrong. "Kuchen" is a bready fruit dish, like a crisp, or grunt.

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    3. Ihr seit alle falsch. "Cookies" sind Plaetzchen oder Kekse.
      Biscuits are also Kekse.

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    4. Actually, you are all right! German is my first language and people use different words for cookies, they're all fine! Baking is wonderful, don't make it into an argument! :)

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    5. Germans from Russia Foodways has kuchen recipes. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Germans-from-Russia-Foodways/559088334124505

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  3. Hi!
    I love your inspirational posts as well as your recipes! I had a quick question regarding buns. My gramma is a Mennonite from Manitoba, and I've been trying to recreate her buns, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how she rolled them. She called them "tringle," but I'm not sure of the spelling. I can't find directions on how to handroll them anywhere on the Internet. Are any of you familiar with these types of buns?
    Thank you for any help you can offer! :-)
    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah, I am familiar with the buns that you are talking about. I know them as "Kringle". The way I have done it or seen others do it by taking a piece of dough, rolling into a rope and tie it in a knot, tucking the ends underneath. I hope that helps clarify things a bit. There maybe other ways, but this is one way.

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    2. My aunt makes the best kringle ... and you are right the low German sound of the K almost sounds like a T ...maybe I need to take a lesson and post them. I think she takes a small amount of dough and rolls it on the counter int a rope ... then twists it as she shapes it into a circle...

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  4. Thank you both so much for your help. Knowing how to properly spell the name certainly helps, too :-)

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    1. Hi Sarah, my Grandmother used to make these Kringle too (she was from Poland). She would roll the dough out, cut it into a small rectangle, then make a slit with a knife in the middle and then fold one end through the slit and voila it was twisted. If anyone has the dough recipe for these, I'd love to try them. Have not had them in years, I was just 12 when my Grandmother passed away and sadly many of the wonderful meals/treats she would cook/bake went with her. None of her daughters or sons for that matter, got the recipes. They were in her head. :-(

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    2. Hi Colleen and Sarah,
      I believe the recipe you are referring to when you talk about cutting a slit in the middle of the dough and slipping one end through is what we call rollkuchen and they are deep fried. There are several recipes under the Mennonite Foods Index ... you may want to check them out but here is one http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2009/06/rollkuchen.html
      The Kringle recipe is here http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/12/kringle_19.html
      I hope these help being back your memories.

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  5. A while ago one of you posted a recipe for multi grain buns. You cut the recipe for a kitchen aid. But you commented you had a Braun machine which I also have. Could you please post the whole recipe for me. Thanks I checked your recipe page but could not find it. Thanks Eileen Bartsch

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    1. Eileen, the recipe is listed under sandwich buns and the way I make it in the Braun is with
      2 or 3 eggs,
      1/2 cup melted butter plus 1/4 cup oil
      4 cups very warm water (part warm milk, optional)
      1 Tbsp salt
      2 Tbsp sugar
      2 Tbsp instant yeast
      and a mix of flours - half unbleached, half mulitgrain - I do not measure, but keep kneading it with the dough hook until it lets go of the sides and is easy to handle.
      It may be about 10 cups. I put it into a large tupperware bowl and continue keading with oiled hands only if necessary. Cover it with a tea towel and a plastic bag to taht no drafts can gert to it and let it rise to the top of the bowl. About 1 hour.
      Yields about 50 buns. I hope this helps.


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  6. I read about a Lemon Coconut Muffin somewhere on this cooking site and I found the Banana Choc Chip one . The picture of both looked so awesome - but I cannot find the lemon coconut recipe - can you post it if possible ? Thank you if you can !

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    1. http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/04/coconut-lemon-muffins.html

      I think this is what you may be looking for. Happy Baking!

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  7. Sharing a recipe that was quite common as I was growing up:

    Rührei
    (Scrambled Eggs)

    Ingredients:
    6 Tbsps flour
    6-8 eggs
    ½ tsp salt
    1/3 cup milk
    1½ Tbsp butter or margarine

    Directions:
    Mix flour, eggs and salt. Add milk to make a thin batter. Melt butter in frying pan. Pour in egg mixture and fry over medium heat. Cut and turn constantly with wooden spoon till firm and light brown. Serve hot.

    This is a Mennonite dish that I always loved to eat at Grandma’s place. Some call it “Chopped-up Pancakes” but in The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes it is referred to as “Scrambled Eggs.” Some eat it with white sugar and pancake syrup, some eat it with Heinz Ketchup and crispy bacon. Any way you eat it, it is a food of my growing up years that I remember with fondness :)

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  8. Hi there;

    I recall a dill bean my mom used to can when we were growing up. It was a real family hit. If you can get a recipe for this would you please send it to me at conniedriedger@xplornet.com.

    Many thanks

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    1. This recipe is similar to what we make as dilly beans. LINK: http://foodinjars.com/2009/07/dilly-beans/

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  9. I love MGCC and love trying various recipes. Your site has grown so much that I would suggest that you update how you catalog recipes. I would find it helpful to have recipes categorized multiple ways (not only by basic category, but also by main ingredients and sub- categories). Also it would be helpful to be able to scroll through the actual archived recipe more quickly - it is laborious to have to open each recipe to find what I want. In the meantime I will continue to enjoy cooking with you!

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  10. It would also be nice to have a search engine to find recipes :)

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    1. If you check in the right hand side of the page under the picture of our cookbooks you will find a search engine. I hope this helps you find the recipes you are looking for.

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  11. I am looking for a Crab Apple Jelly recipe. Doesn't appear that you have any.

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  12. I'm looking for a paperback cookbook entitled "Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook". My grandmother gave it to me when I was a teen. Several cookbooks go by that title, but this one has a turquoise-ish cover and I believe it was published in the late 1960s or the 1970s. It was a thick paperback, almost like a novel. I LOVED that book... it became my cooking bible, so to speak. It got lost during one of my several moves throughout my lifetime, and I'd just like to buy a copy so I can cook & bake those great recipes again, and also to replace the cookbook that was so dear to me. It was a reminder of my grandmother who was a wonderful cook and baker! PLEASE... if anyone can help me locate the cookbook, I would be most grateful! You can contact me at joycea112@aol.com .

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    1. I am not sure if you have tried looking for this cookbook on the ABE book selling website...I have had great success finding books of all kinds with them.

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    2. Have you tried Ebay? I have found some to replace lost treasured cook books on there.

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    3. I have had a paperback called by that name since 1955 - It is from Culinary Arts Press P O Box 1182,Reading Pa.
      Hope this helps.

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  13. please send me recipe for Nalysnyki--my son-in-law makes them( his mother called them sneakers) they put honey on them which is good but I prefer the dill sauce. I am registered with mgcc . my email address is grandma-7@live.com. I'm already
    smacking my lips.thank you for all the many recipes--sincerely ..helen

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    1. Helen, Check in our Recipe Index under the Brunch section and look at the recipe called Nadia's Blintzes. Is that what you are looking for?

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  14. I'm looking for your Buttermilk Pancake Mix...I saved it a while back, and can't seem to find it! Can you tell me what it's filed under in your index? Thanks!

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  15. I was looking for paintings of highbush cranberries on Google, saw a picture of you highbush cranberry pie, and I've been reading recipes for almost an hour. I'm an old guy from Wisconsin and I like to bake, so I'm saving this blog so I can try lots of your recipes. They all look good. Thanks for sharing!
    Steve

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  16. Hi, I was looking for a recipe for the small, crispy, half thumb sized spicy peppernuts (we used to pronounce it 'pay paw nate' in low german) but I don't see a recipe for them. They were usually brown coloured and tasted delicious with all the allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, anise etc. Does anyone have this recipe? I found a recipe in a Mennonite cookbook but when I tried to make it, I ended up with a pot full concrete! Boiled butter and sugar and buttermilk, but the recipe was written wrong and it got totally overcooked, and when it cooled it became a concrete block which I'm having difficulty getting out of the pot now! :-P
    Thanks for any help. Diane :-)

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    1. I think you are looking for these ... your word is the low German for Pfeffernuesse or, literally translated, Peppernuts
      http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2011/11/pfeffernuesse-bevs-recipe.html

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    2. Diane I've made these twice this year, be sure to refrigerate the dough overnight
      before rolling then and cutting them. Baking them on parchment paper make the clean up easy later.Hope you enjoy them.

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  17. I can't find the recipe for Nanaimo Bars which I printed off a while back. I'm sure it used to be under holiday baking but it's not there, or anywhere else, now!

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    1. It's right here... http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2008/12/nanaimo-bars.html

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  18. What happened to your marshmallow recipe?

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  19. There is a reference to your peppermint marshmallow recipe but the link says "page not found". Can you please post it again? Thank you.

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    1. Livefully821, I am not aware of a peppermint marshmallow recipe, but if you are referring to a marshmallow topping for cookies, there are several recipes from people who have left comments on this recipe. Check it out if that is something that you were looking for.
      http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2012/10/omas-white-soft-cream-cookies.html

      mix the following two ingredients and chill till slightly thickened,
      1-3oz. pkg jello powder (strawberry, cherry or raspberry)
      1/2 c. boiling water
      then add:
      3 egg whites
      1 c. sugar
      beat till firm and ice cookies, dip in coconut

      or this recipe suggestion-
      Glad you mentioned the white marshmallow. I also have that recipe:
      1 c. water
      2 c. sugar
      2 tbsp. unflavoured gelatin powder (Knox)
      2 tbsp. water
      1/2 tsp. vanilla
      dash of salt
      disolve gelatin in 2 tbsp. water
      bring 1 c. water and sugar to a boil
      stir gelatin mixture, vanilla and salt into sugar water mixture. Beat on high till mixture thickens (15-20 min). Spread on cookies and dip in coconut.

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    2. Then there is also this recipe for marshmallows.
      http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2010/12/marshmallows.html

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  20. Hello, are the recipes the same as the ones in the cookbook, Mennonite Girls Can Cook? If they are different how are they different? Thanks.

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    1. Dear Anonymous,
      Our first cookbook features mostly the recipes from our Mennonite Heritage (if you check the sidebar and click on Mennonite Recipes) or check out http://mennoniterecipes.blogspot.ca/
      However, there are added recipes in the book that are not on the blog.
      Our second Cookbook called Celebrations, features favorite recipes we would use to celebrate the seasons of our life from birth to end of life. It includes a brunch or shower menu, favorite family meals, camping meals etc. and about half of the recipes can be found on this blog - the rest are not posted on our blog.
      Both books include unpublished inspirational thoughts, stories from all ten of us and comments about the recipes.

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    2. Hi the recipes are about 40% new and each recipe has been rewritten and perfected and new method photos were taken to really help understand the process of each recipe.

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  21. From Ann T. Laine: Where can I find your recipe for apple chutney, mentioned today with quesadillas. Thanks.

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  22. Hi Ann, I had been gifted a jar of apple chutney, so that on is not on this site, but you may want to check out Lovella's cranberry apple chutney.... http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/11/cranberry-apple-chutney.html
    You could use any kind of chutney . . . I wish to make an apricot chutney soon and will be posting that when I do.

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  23. I would like a good cinnamon roll recipe

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    1. There are a number of cinnamon bun and roll recipes if you check our the baking with yeast ...
      Here is one http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2010/02/cinnamon-rolls.html
      and another ...http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2011/10/cinnamon-bun-class-101.html

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  24. Thank you so much for all your recipes! This website has become my go-to for delicious meals and treats. I have been having a difficult time making a successful chicken soup stock or bone broth that gels. Just wondering if you have a recipe and tips for making that? Thanks again!
    -Courtney

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  25. Courtney, thank you for encouragement regarding our website and I hope you find many recipes that also become your family favorites. I have had the occasion to back soup stock a couple of times since you requested about bone broth that gels. I have had success with that many times, but since your request no gel in my stock either. I guess it is just hit and miss but if I or any of the other girls achieves success with that we will surely post it. Sorry.

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