of Gold from Hutterian Kitchens
Forest River Hutterian Brethren, 109 pages, Softcover.
Their heritage, as Hutterites, originates as an Anabaptist Protestant
sect from Europe's 16th Century Reformation movement. Since immigrating
to North America in 1874, over 300 colonies have been established
in north central United States and southwestern Canada. With each
colony averaging one hundred-fifty persons, their community kitchen
and dining hall serve three daily meals.
Many recipes will be recognized as survivals of traditional
German foodways, originating from the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries. Readers are advised that recipe proportions are intended
for large feedings of 70 to 130 people per meal.
"Appetizers, Relishes and Pickles," features dill pickles, freezer
pickles, pickled cantaloupe and mustard beans. "Soups, Salads
and Sauces," includes homemade soup, potato soup, cabbage Borscht,
beet Borscht, carrot soup and sauerkraut relish. "Main Dishes,"
(casseroles) includes potato pancakes, and Shooten Kroffeln (cottage
cheese perogies), cheese souffle and "Fleisch Krofeln."
"Breads, Rolls and Pastry" includes Maul Toschen, dumplings,
noodles, herb batter bread, cottage cheese pie, coconut tarts,
poppy seed buns and Easter bread. "Cakes, Cookies and Confections"
presents recipes for molasses cookies, carrot cake and poppy seed
bake. "Desserts" describes dough and apple dumplings, old-fashioned
rice pudding and dream bars. "Beverages and Sandwiches and Miscellaneous"
shares recipes of home processed cheese, sauer fleisch, rhubarb
juice, oven cleaner and soap.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to offer
this unique recipe book sharing the foodways culture of the Hutterite
community from the northern plains and prairies of Canada and
the United States.