Just wanted to share some of the recipes that have come through the forum when a simple topic is brought up. Lo and behold one recipe leads to another and new dishes I have never heard of pop up that are unique and there are new challenges in my kitchen and I am sure others.
I was given a ham hock and so I simmered it with sauerkraut , fresh apples, onions, beer and some potatoes.
I asked in our forum what others would have done with the ham hock and several said Lentil soup. I said ahh that sounds great! So I had always wanted to make a Lentil or Pea soup in it that Lori Ebner had at he Eltz Castle in Germany , that was served with a whole frankfurter resting on top, so you ate this with a knife and fork and not just a spoon.
Anette also helped solve an issue with what a strange German kitchen container given to Risa Harman called a Brotkessel. (Bread Vessel ) It turns out it was and only for bread storage and not for cooking soup. Remy Sage found Suppen aus dem Brotkessel though. However Anette found that was a term for hollowed out loaf of bread that you serve a hearty soup or stew in. That will be my next challenge. ....So this is just a newsletter with some of the fun recipes that were shared, I hope you visit the forum and post some of your special German recipes.
This dish is made with Fränkishe Sausages Generally 6 -8 inches long, a coarse sausage and generally pan roasted or done in a broth of vinegar, wine and onions, called “Blaue Zipfel” ( blue corner) leaving sometimes a bluish tint on the sausage.
This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma. From Germany with Love tells more about the story of my grandma, Emma Block, growing up in a little town in Baden/ Würtemberg, Germany near Heidelberg named Steinsfurt. Then at the age of 15 immigrating to the United States, taking a train with one of her sisters and brothers to Hamburg and sailing the Atlantic with other hope filled Germans wanting to make a life in the "New World". It was not easy but with good values learned in her German upbringing made a full life, had a wonderful family with lots of fun and celebration including great German meals.