Bernadine Lang Kuhn and Erica Lang Wangler prepare Kuchen, Baked Rice and Dampfnoodla

Bismarck, North Dakota, October 6, 2001

Photographs by Michael M. Miller


Bernadine and her sister, Erica, are natives of rural Napoleon, North Dakota. They attended the Glückstal Lutheran Church, south of Tappen and north of Napoleon. Bernadine lives in Owatonna, MN and Erica lives in Bismarck, ND.

Bernadine Kuhn prepares dough for Kuchen.
Bernadine's four Kuchen toppings before baking include: light color purple onion; pitted plum (prune); cherry pie filling; and blueberry pie filling.
Erica Wangler finishing dough for Dampfnoodla.
Erica's rolled Dampfnoodla before putting in the roaster on top of the chicken and potatoes.
Erica and Bernadine reminisce about Easter traditions at the Lang farm near Napoleon. They prepared the traditional lamb cake.
Bernadine preparing the baked rice with raisins.
German-Russian foods including prune, cherry-pie, blueberry-pie, onion, apricot, peach, apple and cottage cheese Kuchen; baked rice with raisins; and Dampfnoodla.
Bernadine and Erica still use the Watkins products of lemon extract, vanilla, and cinnamon with the recipes which were used in the Lang home in their childhood.


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