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.
@ Dale: As the word "Cake" actually means "Kuchen", There are PLENTY of "Kuchen" recipes! :)
The word "Cake" means "Torte" - "Kuchen" means "Cookies". I know this,because I grew up with German.
You are both wrong. "Kuchen" is a bready fruit dish, like a crisp, or grunt.
Ihr seit alle falsch. "Cookies" sind Plaetzchen oder Kekse. Biscuits are also Kekse.
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
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.
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...
Thank you both so much for your help. Knowing how to properly spell the name certainly helps, too :-)
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
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 oil4 cups very warm water (part warm milk, optional)1 Tbsp salt2 Tbsp sugar2 Tbsp instant yeastand 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.Method:
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 !
http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/04/coconut-lemon-muffins.htmlI think this is what you may be looking for. Happy Baking!
Sharing a recipe that was quite common as I was growing up:Rührei(Scrambled Eggs)Ingredients:6 Tbsps flour6-8 eggs½ tsp salt1/3 cup milk1½ Tbsp butter or margarineDirections: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 :)