What dessert with rouladen?
- TheSnowpea Mar 16, 2009 08:31 AM
We've been invited by some German friends to supper, where we will be having beef rouladen with red cabbage and potatot dumplings. His grand-mother's recipe, no less.
I've offered to bring dessert.
What would my fellow Homecookin' 'hounds suggest?
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte would be good. Or baumkuchen if you were feeling ambitious and had a roasting spit...
In my family, it was just "Roulade", my Dad's mom was Norweigen and Danish. It is very thin sliced round steak , about 3" wide, the length of a slice of bacon. Take the bacon, ( you can use peppered bacon too)stretch it out to fit the beef, 2 thin sliced of dill pickle, a wee bit of salt/pepper, roll up and dredge in flour, skewer w/ toothpick to hold together)brown in roasting pan, add water to cover meat, place in oven for about 2 hours, 325-350 degrees, makes it's own incredible gravy!! We used to have it mashed potatoes w/ sour cream, cream sheese and green onion!!!!
I vote for pfankuchen (baked pancake). There was recently a thread about Dutch pancakes, which are similar (the same?).
BTW- what is beef rouladen? I lived in Germany for three years and was trying to recall the word "rouladen", and I keep coming back to window blinds! That can't be right, can it?
My German pedigree is screaming with envy here! :-)
Mixed-fruit compote using fresh apples and pears, dried apricots and prunes, simmered in cider or white wine, golden raisins thrown in at the end so they don't completely swell. Serve cold or room temp over vanilla or butter-pecan ice cream, or with thin, crisp butter cookies.
I think the key is to have something that combines sweetness with a little astringency.
The apple tart is also a good idea but use an assertive apple like Granny Smith or a Granny and Macintosh combo - nothing blah (like Golden Delicious).