Friday, December 21, 2007

Just a simple nutty recipe ...

See this?

And this?

Christine started this!
We were both doing Nablopomo,
and we had this conversation going on one day,
when she commented on my apple pie recipe ...
"I think the speculoos recipe sounds good... spicy Christmas cookies...yum. While I am at it I think I should make some Peppernuts. My mom is Norwegian and they take her back to her childhood. I have not ever tried to make them. I can buy them at an excellent German resteraunt that we sometimes go to.They are homemade. They are expensive. They are addictive. "

At 8:33am on November 18th, 2007, heaveninbelgium said…
"Oooohhh!! Could you post the recipe for the Peppernuts? I have never had them, but I sure would like to try making them?"

At 5:16pm on November 19th, 2007, Christine Braun said…
"Sure...give me a couple of days...have to go and work tomorrow plus have a list as long as my arm of things that I have to do."

The next day, or the day after that, she posted it.
Ever since that day I wanted to make them,
but something always came up, and I didn't get to it!
You know, first I had to "translate" the measurements and the Fahrenheit degrees.
Then I had to go out and buy the ingredients, molasses for instance.
I had never even heard of molasses before, so I looked it up at Google,
and found out it looked a bit like our black candy syrup.
And then I had bought all of that, I had done all of that research,
I had a lot of time on my hands since my husband had a cold and we would not be going out,
so I thought it would be a good time to get started and bake those Peppernuts!
That was more than a week ago!
But then I discovered I had no eggs! Geee!!!

And then a few days ago, I got another comment from her, saying ...
Jientje...I gave you the wrong recipe for Pepper Nuts. I have posted the proper recipe today. I hope you did not try that recipe! I can just visualize you baking even as I write and ending up with a disaster. I am sorry.christine

Good for me a had not tried it yet! Hehehehe!
So I went back to Christine's Coop and got the right recipe.
And then I got another comment from her, saying ...
"I made the pepper nut cookies. I make them tiny...smaller than the recipe says...they should be about the size of a bottle cap when they are done. John says they could have a little more pepper but I like them the way they are just fine. I substituted 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. ginger for the cloves. What a picky job. don't start unless you have time to kill.christine"

Don't start unless you have time to kill!
Yep, that's right! But I did it anyway, and I made pictures all the way!
So maybe next week , I will post my version of the peppernut recipe,
but I'll tell you one thing though, .... they are delicious !!!
The whole house smells of them, a winter day's delight!
Want to see Christines Peppernuts? They are here ...

While exchanging recipes we became friends, funny isn't it?