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.
If you send your email address to email@example.com 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.
@ 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.
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! :)
Germans from Russia Foodways has kuchen recipes. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Germans-from-Russia-Foodways/559088334124505
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 :-)
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. :-(
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.htmlThe Kringle recipe is here http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/12/kringle_19.htmlI hope these help being back your memories.
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 :)
We always ate Ruhrei at home with watermelon. MMmmmm....Thanks for sharing this recipe!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Many thanks
This recipe is similar to what we make as dilly beans. LINK: http://foodinjars.com/2009/07/dilly-beans/
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!
It would also be nice to have a search engine to find recipes :)
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.
I am looking for a Crab Apple Jelly recipe. Doesn't appear that you have any.
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 email@example.com .
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.
Have you tried Ebay?
Have you tried Ebay? I have found some to replace lost treasured cook books on there.
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.
I did a google for Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook and a version held by Project Gutenberg came up. The file is quite large, might this be the one you are looking for?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm alreadysmacking my lips.thank you for all the many recipes--sincerely ..helen
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?
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!
Oops...never mind! I found it! :)
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
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! :-PThanks for any help. Diane :-)
I think you are looking for these ... your word is the low German for Pfeffernuesse or, literally translated, Peppernutshttp://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2011/11/pfeffernuesse-bevs-recipe.html
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.
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!
It's right here... http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2008/12/nanaimo-bars.html
What happened to your marshmallow recipe?
There is a reference to your peppermint marshmallow recipe but the link says "page not found". Can you please post it again? Thank you.
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.htmlmix the following two ingredients and chill till slightly thickened,1-3oz. pkg jello powder (strawberry, cherry or raspberry)1/2 c. boiling waterthen add:3 egg whites1 c. sugarbeat till firm and ice cookies, dip in coconutor this recipe suggestion-Glad you mentioned the white marshmallow. I also have that recipe:1 c. water2 c. sugar2 tbsp. unflavoured gelatin powder (Knox)2 tbsp. water1/2 tsp. vanilladash of saltdisolve gelatin in 2 tbsp. waterbring 1 c. water and sugar to a boilstir 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.
Then there is also this recipe for marshmallows.http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2010/12/marshmallows.html
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.
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.
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.
From Ann T. Laine: Where can I find your recipe for apple chutney, mentioned today with quesadillas. Thanks.
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.htmlYou could use any kind of chutney . . . I wish to make an apricot chutney soon and will be posting that when I do.
I would like a good cinnamon roll recipe
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.htmland another ...http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2011/10/cinnamon-bun-class-101.html
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
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.
My mom used to make the best Rhubarb Squares. Does anyone know which squares I mean, with a crust made of butter, sugar and flour, and a custard-type filling mixed with rhubarb in the middle, and topped with meringue...Now my mom has started eliminating gluten, and I would love to re-create this recipe for her so she can enjoy it again. Any suggestions? If I could make this taste as close to the original, she would be thrilled! Thanks.
HI Maria, We'll ask Julie who does our gluten free baking for her take on this recipe. In the meantime, here is one that Bev makes. It sounds similar to what you are looking for. You would just change the pan size to make it into bars. http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2009/04/rhubarb-meringue-dessert.html
Thanks. (And it's Marla, with an L! - I get that all the time...) I tried to re-vamp my recipe using a gluten-free Bisquick mix for the crust. It wasn't quite the same. I'll check out your recipe...And wait for more info.
That sounds almost identical to my mom's, minus the coconut. Any gluten-free suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi Marla ... I'll be posting a gluten free variation of Bev's recipe soon ... watch for it ! :-)
My brother and I have had an on going debate as to just which cookie is Pfefferneusse. Our Grandmother used to bake 2 different cookies, which I seem to recall both had the same name. One was the round, iced cookie which I buy packaged at Lepps. The other is a small, log shaped cookie, which when baked comes off the pan similar to buns where you have to separate the little cookies. These are not iced. Which one is Pfefferneusse?
Pfeffernuesse translated means Pepper Nuts. In our family they are small, quite hard, and round and are spiced with peppermint oil, black pepper and star anise. I think each family has their own version so you'll have to decide which one merits the name.
When I think of kuchen I think of my Aunti Elaine's kuchen - it was the best. This recipe is as close as I've ever come to making it. It's from the Volga German website (which we happen to be. So maybe the differences are just a regional thing. http://www.volgagermans.net/portland/rivel_kuchen.html .
I am in search of a molasses cookie recipe that my grandmother made...they were big, flat, cakey, and dark. The icing was drizzed on and it was pure white and set up rather hard.
Hello, I checked the site here and the closest I could find was this recipe by Betty http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2009/11/old-fashioned-chocolate-molasses.htmlThe glaze sounds like this one here that was used for honey cookieshttp://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/12/glazed-honey-cookies.htmlI also checked the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes and found several molasses cookies - one with baking ammonia in the recipe. Not sure if that would be what you are looking for.1 1/2 cups white sugar1/2 cup butter1 egg1 tsp vanilla1 1/4 cups cream3/4 cups milk1/2 cup molasses1 1/2 tsp ammonia1/2 tsp cloves5 1/2 cups flour (approx.)1 Tbsp baking sodaDough should be soft, Roll out with 3 inch cookie cutter. Bake. LOL (sorry- that is about all the directions given.)
Hi, any chance you have a recipe for sour cream cookies or white cream cookies? I'm not sure on exact name as people seem to call it various things but they seem to pop up every Xmas and I believe have a mennonite background. I'm married into a Mennonite family so I don't have a recipe and would like to make for my husband as I know he enjoys them. Thanks
Marla, thanks for asking. I know it is hard to navigate through all these recipes. Here are a couple of links. http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2008/06/moms-soft-white-cookies.html , http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2015/12/omas-soft-cream-cookies.html
I love your site! My dad's family is Mennonite and I grew up eating a lot of these at Grandma's. She doesn't cook too much anymore, so I'm now making the family favorites for family gatherings! Have used lots of your recipes as I don't have a Mennonite cookbook...yet!
Do you have any recipes for canning spaghetti sauce?
I need your help to find a recipe. My mom used to cook us a dish she called "verenika." I don't know all the ingredients but she used to put dry cottage cheese and quite a few egg yolks (and maybe something else) into a double boiler. She had it on the back of stove and cooked it slowly all day. By the end of the day it would be a thick creamy yellow cheesy mixture. She would then make perogy dough, roll it out flat, and then boil these. Then we would put the "verenika" on top of it. My entire family loves this. Mom is not here and this is the ONE recipe not in her recipe books. Have any of you ever heard of it?