|Roll Kuchen with icing sugar on the side|
I got together with friends today, and as we were sitting down for tea we decided to bake a batch of Roll Kuchen which is a German word for "Roll Cookies." This recipe has been past down through our family and it's very popular among the Mennonite women in Manitoba. Eating Roll Kuchen with watermelon in the summer is a family tradition I won't soon give up! Yum!!
You know what I love about traditional recipes? So often they are made with ingredients that I already have on hand so I can be spontaneous with my friends. I love that! Roll Kuchen requires few ingredients, and my guess is that you'll have it on hand too.
Christy brought her daughter Sammi over so I let Sammi wear my favorite apron. Isn't she cute?!
Sammi helped me roll and cut out the dough, while Christy took care of deep frying them.
Here's Christy and I in our ponytails frying up those babies! See how messy we are? LOL
And here's my daughter Madison cooking with Christy's son James a few weeks ago. They made Roll Kuchen too. See the watermelon in the background? It was huge!
Finally, here's Deb being a goof for the camera. She helped by cleaning up the kitchen with us, being the photographer, and tasting the finished product (it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it right?)
4 cups of flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1 cup of sour cream
Watermelon, syrup or icing sugar
Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. You'll need to get your hands in there. Flour the counter top and knead the dough on it's surface for a few times until it is smooth--not sticky.
Roll out the dough and cut it into 2 x 4 inch strips. Put a slit into the center of each one to prevent them from puffing up too much in the center.
Heat oil in a pot or deep fryer (I use about 1/2 a bottle in a pot) Add the dough, turning to brown both sides. Remove when they are golden brown and place on paper towel.
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