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Cherry Kuchen


Mema

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My parents were part of a group called Germans born in Russia. These were German people who went to Russia during Catherine's reign in the mid 1700"s. Catherine needed people to farm the fertile Volga lands so she promised land to the people who came. In Germany, the common people were not allowed to own their own land. So this is how my parents came to be born in Russia in 1901 and 1908. My mother's family came to America through Canada in 1910 and my Dad's family landed in St. Augustine, FL on a banana boat from Argentina in about 1914. Dad remembered the trip.

Both families ended up in Ft. Morgan, CO and that is where they met.

 

The Germans Born in Russia have kept their culinary culture alive to this day. We have some traditional dishes that are usually made on holidays. One that I like is the Cherry Kuchen. The recipe that I am sharing is my simplified version.

My mother was a great cook - I am not. If you decide to try this - enjoy!

 

CHERRY BREAD

 

1 BOX HOT ROLL MIX.

1 LARGE CAN CHERRY PIE FILLING *

 

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Vi,

 

I like the idea of using the hot roll mix instead of the more complicated scratch recipe from my Mom. She used to make kuchen often for when company came and serve it with coffee. We usually had the kuchen with the plain custard filling (recipe attached):

 

Custard filling - 10 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. flour, pinch of salt - mix together - Beat 3 eggs, 3/4 cup canned milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and mix together - divide among coffee cakes. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min.

 

 

I've also used a can of applie pie filling for apple kuchen. I think that is my favorite one.

 

Sarah

 

 

 

 

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