Welcome home! We're back with new recipe ideas, exciting menus and much more with the advent of autumn and the Holidays, my favorite time of year. Bitte, join us at the Little Cook's table and sit for a while to enjoy down-home cooking and baking with a cosmopolitan edge. When Mennonite prairie girl meets Vegas, anything is possible! Take up your skillets and spatulas and get ready to experiment!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
There are many recipes for this Mennonite Cruller, otherwise known as "Rollkuchen" - or rolled cookies. As so many others, it's real farm food with eggs, flour, butter and milk as the main ingredients. As always, it's better when you add just a bit of sugar to it, and of course, most farm families would use either sweet milk or cream to prepare the treats. This recipe seems like a nice compromise:
Roll Kuchen to be served with Arboose (watermelon)
1 tsp salt
3 c flour
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 milk warmed with 1/4 c butter to melt
Form quite a stiff dough and roll out as thinly as possible, cutting slits in the middle and pulling one end of the rectangle through the slit. This forms the traditional Roll Kuchen shape. Fry in deep hot fat until golden. Serve with preserves or (in summer) watermelon.