The Best From Our Nest:
A Collection of Recipes From the Swift Family,
Proprieters of The Rock Roof Inn
By Tammy Sletten, Connie Bailey, Terri Tyree, Sandy Gerving and Margaret Swift
Glen Ullin, North Dakota, 2007, 290 pages, Softcover.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this impressive publication of family recipes and memories. The Best From Our Nest contains almost 300 pages of Margaret Swift and her daughters’ tried and true recipes.
Tammy Swift Sletten writes: "Our mother is a fabulous cook. Oh sure, everyone says that. But, in our completely ‘unbiased’ opinion, Margaret Swift does know her way around the kitchen. Her golden breads won top prizes at state and county fairs. Her perfectly browned casseroles could grace a cookbook cover. And she can make more from a stewing chicken than anyone I know. Since 1996, she also has cooked breakfast for guests at the Rock Roof Inn, the bed-and-breakfast she started in Glen Ullin, North Dakota. It seems only fitting to honor her by gathering her best recipes into one convenient location… A ‘Heritage’ section draws from our German-from-Russia, and Norwegian roots. In other words, it should be titled: “Dough, and Why We Love It.”
The recipes are categorized into Appetizers, Beverages & Snacks; Bars, Cookies & Candies; Cakes, Pies & Desserts; Bread & Breakfast; Main Dishes; Sides Dishes; and Heritage.
Recipes in the “Heritage” section include: Borschsupp (Borscht), Aunt Regina’s Dampfnoodle, Fleischkuechle, Kaseknepfle, Knoephla, Knoephla Suppe, Pigs in the Blanket, Rahmnudein (Billfolds), Baska, Kuchen, Pfeffernuesee, Pig Ears, Aunt Regina’s Plachinda, Schneeballa, Speedy Kolace, Cheese and Apple Strudel, Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes), Icelandic Kleinur, Vinarterta, Julekake, Citron Pudding I Kopper, Kranse Kake, Krumkake, Nordland Lefse, Potato Lefse, Rommegrot, Rosettes, Semlor, and Swedish Cookies.