Monday, 27 February 2012

My favourite recipe: cabbage-noodles (Krautfleckl)

I was in the mood for something a bit spicier this winter day and remembered a recipe my Granny always made.

As the slugs didn’t leave me any cabbage at all this year I had to buy a cabbage in order to fulfil my longing for this recipe.

The ingredients are as follows:
The noodle-dough

For the home-made noodles
4 Eggs
400g Flour

1 pinch Salt
A bit of water

For the cabbage-mix
1 spoon Butter
1 little white cabbage
2 thick slices of jerky
a bit of caraway seed

a bit Salt + Pepper
very handy device...
.... for making German noodles
Stir all ingredients for the noodle dough until the dough has a thick consistency. It should not be too runny anymore however you should be able to stir it still by hand.
If the dough is too hard – simply add water, if it is too watery – simply add a bit more flour.

Bring some water to boil, add a teaspoon of salt, as you would when cooking noodles.

Add the dough into the boiling water by either using a German handy device or simply by scooping little bits of the dough into the boiling water, using a spoon. This will give the noodles a bit more of a chunky feel to it.

Let the noodles simmer for about 5 Minutes in the boiling water, then remove them into a sieve and repeat the scooping procedure until the dough is gone. 

Melt the butter in a high pot, add the jerky and the caraway seed and fry until the meat is crisp. 

Meanwhile: cut the cabbage into fine slices and then add into the pot. Keep frying on a little flame until the cabbage has gone soft and looks “glassy”.

A tasty meal for big eaters...

... and little ones :)

Add the noodles and fry for further 5 - 10 Minutes.

Season with Salt & Pepper - ready!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Pat's spiced Wintercake

Yesterday I stumbled across some dried Plums and as my sweet tooth was kicking in, I decided to make a cake. I changed an old family recipe of my Mum which was initially a Cherry-Cake.

Again it’s a fast and easy recipe, quick to do and just good soul food for those cold winter days out there.

The ingredients I used were:

125g Butter
200g Sugar
3 Eggs
100g Flour
1/2 Packet Baking Powder
100g ground Almonds
1Spoon Vanilla sugar
a few dried Plums (about 10)
1 Apple
1teaspoon Cinnamon
1teaspoon ground cloves
3Spoons real Cacao

Totally easy if you have a kitchen machine: simply add all the ingredients into the bowl and stir until everything is soft and dissolved. Cut the dried plums into little bits and add them to the dough.
Peel the apple, cut into little cubes and also add to the dough.
Grease a round cake form, cover with breadcrumbs (or flour) and simple fill in the dough.
Bake for about 50 Minutes at 180°C – ready!

Its so easy and so goooood!

 Have a slice with a hot chocolate (and whipped cream on top) or with your coffee, put your feet up and watch the snowflakes – or the rain, depending on where in the world you are ;)

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