Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TWD - Mrs Vogel's Scherben


This week’s TWD recipe is Mrs Vogel’s Scherben and was chosen by Teanna of Spork or Foon. I have to confess, looking through the whole Baking from my Home to Yours book, this recipe is probably the last recipe I would pick to make – mainly because the cookies are deep fried. And, in fact, I was very close to not making these until I read that others had brushed the dough with oil and baked in a hot oven. I decided to do that too.

I halved the recipe to make just enough scherben to taste. They are almost like strips of unsweetened shortcrust pastry, dusted with cinnamon sugar and icing sugar at the end. My husband and I ate one each, but I threw the rest out as they are the kind of thing that even though you don’t really like them, they are strangely compelling to eat. I wont be making these again, but am still happy that I didn’t decide to completely give them a miss.

See what the other TWDers thought here.

9 comments:

Cakelaw said...

They look good Tammy, even if you didn't like them. I deep fried mine, but after trying one, dropped the rest off at work. (I have to say they weren't my cup of tea either, but it was educational to try them.)

Leslie said...

They look much better than mine did, but I succumbed and fried them. They seemed a bit bland to me but a hit with the hubs.

Amanda said...

I baked some too and did not like the baked version - I deep fried the rest and they were good :)

jillbert said...

They look nice! I baked mine too and I was surprised that they puffed and got so crispy. But they were a little strange.

Judy said...

Glad to see you are posting again; I was a bit concerned. I think you either like these or you don't, but they are rather addictive, like potato chips.

Mary said...

I gave mine away too! I did fry them, and didn't like them at first, but they really grew on me, and I would have eaten them all if I hadn't made them someone else's problem!

chocolatechic said...

Looks wonderful.

I didn't make these, but I did post something fun.

Jules Someone said...

Yeah, I made a cake instead. Ah well.

TeaLady said...

Well, at least you tried them. And they look good. I have some dough left and want to try baking them.