P has made this so many times he can do it blindfolded but since it was my first time, I followed the recipe to the letter. I used my new Die Gute Küche; Das Österreichische Jahrhundert Kochbuch. Instead of raisins though I used dried cranberries since I had them on hand. They went well with the apple sauce on the side.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Like a pound cake. The recipe called for 5 eggs but I only had 4 and it still turned out okay. Even Ramona the cat stole a piece. We had some last night and some for breakfast just now. The chemistry of baking is so interesting--the European recipes use separated eggs and fold things together while the Americans usually beat them into the batter whole. Texture is so important. The book I used is Kaffeehaus by Rick Rodgers, with recipes and photographs of old time coffee houses in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
at 7:23 AM
Sunday, March 20, 2011
... I made an Austrian garlic soup in honor of the woman who made my first one: my mother-in-law Lizi. I followed the recipe in German and made it in metric, substituted a couple of ingredients (used vegetable stock instead of chicken and yogurt instead of sour cream), and it turned out nicely.
I have a new cookbook, a wonderful resource for Austrian food: Die Gute Küche; Das Österreichische Jahrhundert Kochbuch. The Austrians revere their soups--and frankly! so do I.
at 4:19 PM