It was kuchen baking day yesterday … and of course, if you purchase candied fruit on sale like a good German… Easter bread.
It wouldn’t be spring without Easter celebrations. It is an awakening of sorts. There are flowers blooming, the seedlings are started and there’s kuchen.
Unlike some comments I have read, kuchen is not a German pie. No, we have rhubarb and apple pie made with lard crust, yummy. No, kuchen is in its class. There are many ways to make it. Thin, thick, sweet, not-so-sweet – anyway you slice it, it’s delicious.
Thank you mom and grandmother for the recipe. Thank you to my dad’s mom for the abundance of pie plates I managed to buy at the auction.
Thank you to all of you who will be sending me your kuchen and Easter bread recipes and stories… you have until the end of May so get searching for those recipes and send them to us for our preservation project.
Happy Palm Sunday.
Women Behind the PlowBooks will be mailedApril 30th, 2017We are confident the books will be returned from the printers in time for the opening of the Women Behind the Plow photo exhibit at the ND Heritage Center.