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In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Cheese Buttons (Kase Knepfela)

Here is another recipe, as I celebrate the life of my Grandmother, who passed away yesterday at the age of 101.

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Here is one of my favorite meals prepared by my Grandmother.


My Grandma came from a large German family, who farmed on the beautiful South Dakota prairie. Born in 1917, she talks about the lack of running water and electricity in their farm house, when she was a girl. Part of their daily chores involved hauling buckets of water to the house each day, and reading by oil lamps in the evening.

Hard work and exercise are the key, she says. The farming and chores they did each day weren’t enough exercise. So they would take walks to the road and back, each night after dinner.

Cheese buttons, an affectionate American name for German Kase Knepfela, were a frequent food at the dinner table. I have fond memories of making these delightful treats, a traditional German cheese dumpling, with my Grandma, Mom and sister.

AND, I’d like to share her recipe with you now. ENJOY!

INGREDIENTS:

  • DOUGH:
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • water (to make a soft dough)
  • FILLING:
    • 2 cups DRY cottage cheese (MUST be dry!)
    • 2 eggs
    • salt and pepper

Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into 4 inch squares. Place a spoonful of filling on each square and seal. Drop into boiling water to which salt has been added. Boil aout 10 minutes, and drain. Fry with butter and chopped onion.

The celebrations for my Grandma’s birthday continue into the weekend, so, this will be it for me until Monday. I hope you have enjoyed my remeniscing and sharing a few of her recipes with you.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND EVERYONE! GOD BLESS! 🙂

 

About Tamara Hoerner (1021 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

14 Comments on In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Cheese Buttons (Kase Knepfela)

  1. These sound delicious. Please wish your grandma a very Happy 100th Birthday from Australia.

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  2. Please wish your grandma a very Happy 100th Birthday from Estonia!!. And thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!! 🙂

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  3. The cheese recipe was so charming and simple. I could imagine your lovely grandmother giving love to each one as she made them from scratch.

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    • Sorry for the delayed reply. I’ve been on a leave of absence and am currently getting caught up. Yes, much love went into those little gems. I have many fond memories of making them with her. 😊

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