I always love to share German American surprises. German American trophies and German American's that have influenced the United States .
July 4 th it is no different.
Imagine you are trying to teach a rowdy bunch of farmers to fight together. The rag tag group of every man for himself weren't winning any battles against the most powerful army in the world the British Army.
General Washington brought in a specialist from one of the best armies in the world, The Prussian army named Friedrich von Steuben. There was no internet then through fate he was in Ireland and met Benjamin Franklin who spent a great deal of time in France and Europe even though he was a member of the U.S. congress. He connected him with Washington and volunteered to come over and help the American revolution. Read about Friedrich Von Steuben Here
I wondered if they make small cup cake like Kuchens.
I didn't find too many recipes but I did find some for Tassen Kuchen. Tasse = cup Kuchen = cake
I used a baking mix in this case Bisquick to make these, It works really well. The idea came when I only had a few plums to use up
so I thought I could make some small kuchens. Next time I will make several varieties with what I have to use up.
This simple kuchen dough is handy because you don't need to let it rise. You can have it ready in minutes.
This particular burger is called Frikadellen
It blends beef and ground pork to make
a unique flavor. If you want to bring something
a bit different and with a German flair to your
next BBQ this is a good choice.
This is a nice companion book to Recipes from a German Grandma. From Germany with Love tells 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 the great German meals.