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Germans from Russia [Koogla recipe]

john304 | Feb 12, 201201:52 PM

Are there any out there from this heritage? Our family always made Koogla with a sweet roll crust filled with either fruit with a custard like topping or a cottage cheese custard. I used to make it, now everytime I try it is a failure. Anyone help?

Here is a recipe from there I do make well. It takes a heavy dutch oven, I use cast iron. Layer in lightly browned pork chops, then some sliced onions to flavor dish, then potatoes that are quartered. Add enough water to come almost to the top of the potatoes. Bring to a simmer.

Have ready yeast rolls ready that are ready to bake. I let them raise on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Carefully slide them onto the potatoes that you have simmering. Top the rolls with slices of ham.

Now the fun of cooking begins. The lid must stay on, it must simmer but not boil, everything must be cut correctly so it cooks in 20 minutes. I put my ear to the pan to listen for a simmer noise.

The flavors all blend in the yeasty gravy, the dish says "I love you", and it is oh so good.

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