Called by many names, Chruściki, Bowties, Faworki and Angel Wings, these are Polish treat’s that my parents would enjoy when newly married. Daddy said that he would enjoy them with my grandfather around lunch before Lent. Grandpa would buy the treats and he and Daddy would have most, if not all the box eaten before getting home.
For class this week, Andrea learned about goulash and stews. We discovered there are two types of goulash. American goulash uses elbow noodles and hamburger but Hungarian goulash is more like a stew.
We decided to try making Hungarian goulash. It was simple and very good. Our recipe had a lot of liquid. If you prefer less liquid, reduce beef broth or simmer with the lid off. Another good option is to strain some of the liquid before serving and enjoy the broth for another meal.
Aunt Bonnie made this cake for Dad McGuire’s birthday in 2011. It is simple, but very good. It also made a great cake for Adrian’s 14th birthday. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or a glass of milk!
The recipes calls for a 9×13 pan. If you prefer use two round cake pans. Be sure to grease and flour the pans well.
After making a batch of bread dough, we discovered that our oven died. Instead of throwing the dough away, we decided to try making flat bread with it. The bread turned out much better than expected.
We made the dough and let it sit overnight. The first batch of bread (after about 18 hours sitting) was perfect. The second night’s bread was still good but was starting to taste a little strong (sitting close to 32 hours). We recommend letting the dough set no longer than 24 hours.
We do not make these pancakes often, but they are very good. Allan said that his mom taught the recipe to him when he was 8 or 9 and he has enjoyed making them occasionally since for special mornings. It is a chance for us to enjoy each other as we take the time to enjoy filling our pancakes and eating them individually.
There are many recipes for German pancakes. Most use a different ratio of eggs to flour and liquid. The pancakes are usually rolled or folded in half and then half again (quartered) and the fillings are unique to each family. This is our families favorite recipe though.
Ginger cookies are a favorite of ours. This one is easily our favorite recipe for gingerbread men. We discovered the recipe in 2011 while studying Germany and this was one of the recipes we continue to make.
While they are very good plain, they are fun to decorate. It is best to decorate the day you plan to eat the cookies.
This easy, no knead bread recipe can be varied in many ways. This is one of our favorites.
This recipe does make a huge loaf of bread. If desired, use all unbleached flour or experiment with your favorite ratio of white and wheat. The finished bread freezes well once completely cooled, but if you prefer to make a smaller loaf, see measurements at the end of the recipe.