Schnitz Un Knepp (Apples and Dumplings) II
- 2 - cups dried sweet apples
- 1-1/2 - pounds smoked sausage
- 1/2 - cup brown sugar
- 1 - egg, beaten
- 1 - cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 2 - teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 - teaspoon salt
- 1/3 - cup milk
- 2 - Tablespoon butter, softened
Soak the apples (Schnitz) overnight in water. In a large pot,
cook the apples with its water and sausage together.
Add the brown
sugar and cook, covered 1 hour. In a mixing bowl, sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
the center of the flour mixture, mix in the egg and butter.
Gradually add the milk until batter is stiff.
With a tablespoon,
drip batter into the boiling apple-sausage. Cover tightly and boil
Serve on a hot platter, placing the ham in the center,
the Schnitz (apples) circling the ham, and the Knepp (dumplings)
around the edges.
Dutch Did You Know?
Pennsylvania Dutch are a people of various
religious affiliations, most of them Lutheran or Reformed, but
many Anabaptists, non-Christian, and non-religious as well.