Here I am again with more German food. It isn’t that I had a grand plan or a theme. It is sheer coincidence and not a part of a intentional pattern. For Mother’s Day I wanted to cook with my mom and so I had her teach me how to make spaetzle. Then came the Low & Slow event for Sunday Supper and Sauerbraten fit right in. In the meantime, Shulie of Food Wanderings asked if I wanted to contribute to her Baking with Heritage series. There was only answer to that question: YES!!! I decided to bake Brötchen (German Hard Rolls) in representation of my family’s heritage.
I am very proud of my heritage. I believe everyone should also celebrate their heritage with pride. The food and traditions keep family memories alive for generations upon generations. If you do not have family recipes then research and find ones to cook and adjust to fit your particular family tastes or history. Those may be what is made by your grandchildren, nephews, and great-great-great-nieces on down the family line.
Brötchen are crusty white rolls. There is no telling how many my dad ate in his lifetime. It was one of his favorite things to eat when we visited family in Germany. My mom would occasionally buy some from a local German bakery. The rolls are one of my husband’s favorites. I’ve put away a few in my life too. Learning how to bake them was an opportunity I could not pass. I am very grateful Shulie invited me to share my experience and recipe on her lovely blog. I have admired her recipes, photos, writing, and food wanderings for a very long time.
Baking with Heritage is a brilliant idea. Big thanks to Shulie for including me in the series. You can read all about the rolls, my family, and get the recipe by clicking here -> Brötchen on Food Wanderings. While you are there be sure to take a look around at all her fabulous recipes.
What is your heritage? How do you celebrate it? Leave me a comment and share your family traditions. I love to read about how families come together through food and more. I’m sure others would like to read about it too.
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