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Taste Testing Kuchen Koffee Kake

Kuchen 4

In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!

RecipeWagon

During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!

Kuchen Koffee Kake by Natalie is one of the three finalists!

Kuchen 1

2 C. scalded milk

2 pkgs yeast dissolved in a little water
(On the road west, Anna would’ve used a starter dough in place of the yeast.)
3 1/2 C. flour
  • Mix above together & let sit for 20 minutes
Kuchen 2
  • ADD:
2/3 C. sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. shortening
  • Let rise.
  • Roll out to 1/4 inch and place in pie plates as you would a pie crust.
Kuchen 3
  • When it starts to rise, put on topping and bake immediately for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Place cooked prune halves on top of Kuchen before topping of cream.

TOPPING: Two options.

1. If sour cream is available, spread thickly over top and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Sweet cream works nicely too. If no cream is available, spread with softened butter and cinnamon.

or

2. Another topping can be made from 2 eggs beaten, with a little cream and sugar. Spread on top.
Natalie Note: Makes a most delicious Kuchen (this is from my paternal grandmother’s church cookbook, so very old).
Kuchen 4

What would you serve with this Kuchen Koffee Kake?

Taste Testing Company Potatoes

Company Potatoes 4

In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!

RecipeWagon

During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!

Company Potatoes by Jodie and Marjorie is one of the three finalists!

Company Potatoes New 2

1 pt. greek yogurt or sour cream (Grandma’s original ingredient)

1 can cream of chicken

  • Anna in Prairie Song wouldn’t have had a can of cream of chicken soup on the trail, so she most likely would’ve used chicken broth, cream, and flour as a substitute.

1 c. chopped onion (or how much you want)

1 c. shredded cheese

1 lb. frozen cubed hashbrown potatoes

  • Bob cubed fresh Yukon Gold potatoes.

Company Potatoes 3

garlic and salt to taste (though I don’t use extra salt–soup has enough)

crushed potato chips

  • Bob crushed enough potato chips to evenly cover the top, about a cup crushed.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9×13 pan. Allow potatoes to thaw a little before attempting to mix ingredients. Combine everything except crushed chips in large mixing bowl. Spoon into baking pan and level. Spread a bit extra shredded cheese on top. Bake 45 min covered in foil, then remove foil, add chips to top, and bake 15 more min. Allow to cool a bit to set, and then cut and serve.

Company Potatoes 4

What would you serve with the Company Potatoes?

 

 

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