A week or so ago I talked to my mother in Germany and she told me what she made for Christmas. In our family, Christmas supper depends on the person who is hosting it. So each year will be different. She told me what her dessert was and since we are invited over to a friends house I thought I would make the same dessert: Panna Cotta.
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I am not sure if you know this, but I grew up in the GDR, behind the Iron Curtain so to speak. It were brief 5 years but a culture doesn’t simply disappear, it changes slowly. A lot of things from the GDR culture is gone, although it has seen a revival with so called GDR stores. Anyway, the point is, as any culture, we had certain recipes in the GDR that were and still are quite unique.
After 3 weeks of holidays in the old world a.k.a. Germany, I am slowly getting back into my kitchen, writing blog posts and taking pictures. I still have to sort through a bunch of pictures from Germany, put them into their folders and such things, post them too, make CDs fro friends, send some to my grandparents etc. There was a long weekend but alas, we watched TV shows instead (catching up with those ones). Anyway, back to my kitchen, back to baking. Christmas is around the corner…
I am making Tiramisu from scratch. The basis for that Italian dessert are Ladyfingers. Although you can buy them int he store, the recipe recommends “quality” ones. I figured I could make them myself, which would be quality ones. Right?
What do you do with left over egg whites? You make meringue of course, and I am not talking about lemon meringue pie, I am talking about meringue “cookies”. It sometimes happen that I have egg whites left over, for example during Christmas baking, or Easter baking. One of my Easter recipes, which I still haven’t shared, uses 9 egg yolks. NINE! Sure, you can just toss out the egg whites but what a waste that would be.
You don’t speak German to understand, well, here’s the English word for word translation: chocolate kisses. No, not Hershey’s Kisses… The dictionary says: chocolate marshmallows or small chocolate-covered cream cake. But neither of those do the thing justice. So the only thing I can think of is giving you the German name…and a pictures of course. Those are the ones I made but they are not looking like the ones from the store, obviously. It’s a bit tricky but stay with me because it’s a fun and different treat.