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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 :-)
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 :)
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 email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.