These are a popular Christmas snacking cookie in Germany & among the Mennonite people. I know them by their Low German name. We cut ours straight across in tiny little "pillows" and didn't glaze them. These were placed out in a bowl for snacking on after having been stored in a jar. They are addictive and go very well with…
New Year's Cookies
From one of my Mennonite books. This is a traditional fritter in many households. It is addictive and best fresh. 😀 If you have extra, they freeze well. Just heat them up & enjoy.
Pluma Moos (fruit soup) a sweet dish
This "soup" is actually an Easter dish that accompanies the ham. We have used it as a syand alone meal or dessert at times. It's fast & easy and pretty forgiving. I like to throw in peaches, cherries & raisins with enough water to cover. That's my favorite moos. If the fruit is exceptionally sweet, I add a bit more water.…
Traditional Easter foods
Traditionally, we have ham & kielke (egg noodles) or potatoes, a veggie, schmaunt fat (cream gravy), and pluma (plum/prune) moos (pronounced like "mouse"), which is a fruit soup of sorts (peaches, cherries, raisins, some like prunes..ick, and sometimes other fruits). The moos is thickened with cornstarch. Sometimes it has…
Elegant Butter Pastry
We have actually made this full whole grain as well. If you are familiar with making pastry, you will recognize when you've made it perfectly. This is now my go to favorite recipe for pies, tarts, wrapping brie & camembert, for both sweet & savory hand pies.
Copycat Recipe: Fererro Rocher
A bit of a bite for everyone. We can't have the bought version due to additives...and they are very expensive. I discovered that I have lots of hazelnuts in the freezer and was thinking that I wanted to do something special with them. I found this perfect & healthy(er) recipe. Yum! 😋 I hope they are as good as I am hoping.…
Does anyone know how to make marmalade?
Ever since watching Paddington with my kids years ago, I've wanted to learn how to make marmalade. This year a favorite store, that buys local, has some amazing-looking citrus fruits. Which had me think of marmalade again. So I thought I'd ask you all here if anyone knows how to make it. It also makes me think it's a…