About a year ago our friends from Hempe Kommunikations Deisgns invited us over for a delicious traditional Franconian meal of pork roast and potato dumplings. I’m not sure whose idea it originally was, but our friends ended up taking step-by-step photos of the process and giving me the recipe. It was not only a fantastically delicious meal, but it seemed simple enough for me to reproduce.
So, after some practice, I thought it would be great to use my opportunity to through another Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 event and show my friends how well I have learned their recipe myself. And, since it’s the right time of year, I decided it was time to break out the wooden Spekulatius boards and make some spiced cookies.
I was so excited when I pulled the pork roast out of the oven and saw the look on my friend’s face..and hear the words that came out of her mouth: look at the crust, I don’t think we’ve ever had a crust like that on any of our roasts!
And, as many cooks, what do I like more than cooking and eating my own creations?? : when people love my food.
The roast was a huge hit – crunchy, juicy, perfectly flavored – same with all the side dishes. The cookies..well, they were ok, nothing to talk over…a shame. But, we will keep trying until we get the perfect recipe. After the fact I was doing some things and came to the realization that I used all local products to produce this delicious meal – wines and beers as well.
Ok, bellow I will leave you with 3 great recipes (pork roast, potato dumplings, and spekulatius cookies) all with step-by-step pictures which makes this a long post.
Between all the delicious Franconian wine, beers, delicious food, and conversation I never ended up taking any pictures of my guests enjoying the meal! Continue Reading »