Category Archives: Cooking & Baking

Schmeckt sicher nicht nur im Winter

Heute hatte ich mal mehr Zeit zum Kochen als sonst unter der Woche. Vor ein paar Tagen fand ich durch Zufall dieses Rezept, und es hat mich gleich angelacht.

Vollmilchmädchen: Malted Mushroom Pot Pie with Yeasted Biscuits.

Heute habe ich dann gleich die doppelte Menge zubereitet und die erste Portion gerade zum Mittag gegessen – bin begeistert! Das gibt’s morgen gleich nochmal, und den Rest friere ich ein.

“Maybe grandma’s secret family recipe isn’t so secret after all.”

Atlas Obscura: The Dirty Secret of ‘Secret Family Recipes’. “Surprisingly often, they’re copied from mayo jars and famous cookbooks.”

“When Danny Meyer was gearing up to open his barbecue restaurant, Blue Smoke, there was one recipe he knew he had to have on the menu: his grandmother’s secret potato salad recipe.

“I told the chef, ‘My very favorite potato salad in the world was the one my grandmother made,’” Meyer recalls.
When Meyer arrived, the sous chefs had a big bowl of potato salad that brought back memories of his grandmother. He tried it, smiled, and told the chefs, “That’s exactly right.” They grinned back at him mischievously. Eventually, Meyer broke and asked, “What’s so funny?” A chef pulled out a jar of Hellman’s mayonnaise and placed it on the table. Meyer looked at it, then realized that the secret recipe his grandmother had hoarded for years was on the jar. It was the official Hellman’s recipe for potato salad.”

Even more enjoyable to read is the MetaFilter posting from which this link came. Members share their not-so-secret family recipes.

Cream Tea

I can’t believe I’ve never mentioned scones before… I love scones with clotted cream and jam, preferably strawberry. Of course we had to have scones several times while in Scotland this summer, even though the cream part is not as common there as it is in Devon or England in general.

My plans for this weekend include making blackberry jam because I got a lot of blackberries from my neighbor, yay!

Also, I found clotted cream in a nearby supermarket a few days ago, which is not normally sold here in Germany, so I think I’ll bake Very British – Scones to live by and eat them still warm from the oven with clotted cream and blackberry jam. Looking forward to teatime tomorrow!

Eine deutsche Übersetzung des oben verlinkten Rezepts für Scones findet sich ürigens hier beim Kochfrosch: Schnelle Scones.

Update: Here they are, fresh scones with fresh blackberry jam (and store-bought clotted cream).