Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TWD - Mrs Vogel's Scherben


Our
TWD host this week is Teanna of Spork or Foon? She has chosen the intriguingly named Mrs Vogel's Scherben as our Dorie recipe for this week. Mrs Vogel was a real person who is the source of this recipe, and "scherben" (love that word!) is the German word for fragments - because this is what these cookies are - fragments of fried dough, dusted with cinnamon sugar and icing sugar.

The biscuits without the sugar dusting are very plain - you could almost dip them in salsa and it would be fine.

Although I loved the name of these biscuits, I didn't really like them that much - I found them to be very plain, even with the sugar. Mrs Vogel's son adores them, so it's just a personal thing.

If you'd like to try these, Teanna will have the recipe. To see what the other TWD bakers thought, go to the
TWD blogroll.

23 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

They look so cute though!What a shame you didn't like them!

Leslie said...

I wasn't crazy about them either but the hubs loved them. Yours look much better than mine did!

Amanda said...

My boys loved them, I thought they were pretty good too. I baked half (didn't like the baked at all) and fried the rest. The fried ones are the ones that were eaten! :) Sorry you didn't like them, but we can't like them all I guess :)

jillbert said...

Oh my gosh, these would be good with salsa if you left the sugar off! Too funny. Too bad you didn't like them, but they look nice!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

They look really cute :) They remind me of these polish cookies one of my relatives used to make. Yum!

Ellie said...

Love the word 'scherben' too! Interesting recipe. Never heard of it.

Mary said...

I wasn't too crazy about them at first, but I found them tastier an hour or two later, even though the recipe recommended eating them right away. Maybe it was the very generous amount of icing sugar I coated them with. Hopefully next week's is super-yummy!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ahh I think I've tried something similar and yes they're not as amazing as one would hope but I suppose if you have them when young, they're quite amazing and bring back all sorts of good memories! :)

Barbara said...

My grandmother used to make these all the time. We loved them! Because she was a baker, there was always dough leftover. And she either made mini banana tarts or made these cookies! Sorry you didn't like them.

vibi said...

Thank you so much for being there for me while I was gone... I appreciate it very much!

Now... perhaps I could wish you a Happy New Year over a cup of tea and a couple of those great fried delicacies you made! Bravo!

natalia said...

Ciao ! We all loved them but they are dangerous !

Clivia said...

Well, you got a lovely photo out of this! We thought they were a great treat for the snowy day when we baked them.

Pamela said...

I did a rewind recipe this week in place of these. I think they sound good, but there are so many other recipes I want to use my calories for. At least you tried them!

chocolatechic said...

You know what is better?

Refrigerator biscuits deep fried.

Romaine said...

I agree with your assessment of plainess. Guess that's why we sprinkled so much sugar on them.

margot said...

Your little plate of scherben looks lovely. I burned mine, so I didn't even get to try them. I guess there are worse recipes for that to have happened.

Jennifer said...

Your scherben look delicious!

Talita said...

These cookies look so yummy! I'd love to have one of this!

Teanna said...

I'm sorry you didn't like this pick! But thank you so much for frying along with me these week! They were pretty much a vessel for powdered sugar in my eyes! Haha!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

'fragments of fried dough, dusted with cinnamon sugar and icing sugar' got my attention right there! But then I saw your verdict. Hmmm, to try or not to try?

steph- whisk/spoon said...

loved your write-up! we liked these (although i probably won't try them again), so i guess it is just a personal thing.

Gloria said...

Dear This look so tasty and nice! gloria

Kayte said...

Well, you could have brought those right over here and the guys would have been more than happy to help you out with eating them...they were eating them as fast as I was frying them! I love the look of yours on that white plate with the lace underneath. Very lovely.