Tasty Tuesday (A Day Late and A Dollar Short)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I missed tasty Tuesday yesterday, but today I'm going to share a very interesting recipe that is served by one of our former favorite restaurants, The Chinook Tavern. Sadly, they are now closed, with no reopen date - which means SmartMan is searching for another place that serves authentic Jagerschnitzel.

In any case, this is a dessert they used to serve at the Chinook, and I'll be bringing it to Hot Biker Chick Anne's for dinner tomorrow night.

Rote Gruetze
Serves 6-8

Fruit Mixture:
1/2 pound sour cherries
1/2 pound raspberries
1/2 pound boysenberries (or blackberries)
1/2 pound sweet cherries
4 ounces sugar (or to taste)
4 tablespoons corn starch
  • Place all of the berries into a sauce pot. Bring to a simmer.
  • Take a couple tablespoons of the juice out and mix it up with the corn starch
  • Mix this back into the berry mixture to thicken it. (Can adjust with more cornstarch if needed).
  • Pour into a clean stainless steel container and cool. Place in individual glass bowls.
  • Top with some vanilla sauce.
Vanilla Sauce:
1 quart heavy cream
1 vanilla bean (or 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract)
3 ounces sugar
3 egg yolks
  • Mix cream, vanilla and sugar.
  • Pour mixture into a sauce pot and heat to 125 degrees.
  • Remove about two ounces of the cream from the pan to temper your eggs by pouring a little of the mixture into the eggs, whisking and then pouring that mixture back into the pan.
  • Finish cooking and stirring using a wooden spoon. Vanilla sauce is done when it coats the back of the spoon. Pour into a stainless steel bowl and cool.
I always serve this thoroughly chilled, and it's a big hit with those who love berries. That's not me, incidentally, but my friends and family love it, so there you go.

8 comments:

Anne C. said...

[singsong] I get to have some and you guys don't! Neener neener nee-ner![/singsong]

;)

Thanks for the preview, Janiece. It made my mouth water just reading about it.

Wendy said...

Between you and Michelle, I'm going to have to get a bigger recipe file!! Gee that looks good!

WendyB_09

Janiece Murphy said...

Wendy, Michelle and Anne are both much better cooks than I am.

Just put a basket of onion rings in front of me and I'm good.

They're all fancy, and make stuff from scratch.

mom in northern said...

How come you have never served this to me?

:-)

Random Michelle K said...

Hmm.... I wonder how I could modify that recipe to get rid of the vile and horrible cherries.

:)

Janiece Murphy said...

Obviously it's because I don't hold you in high regard.

Oh, wait - I did serve this at BTB one night.

MAD COW!

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, I don't like the cherries, either, which is why this is not my favorite.

Wendy said...

Hey, I'm with you on the onion rings. When its Vidalia season here in Georgia I make a complete and utter pig out of myself every year! Rings, pie, with bratwurst, you name it!!

btw, I'm single and live by my self, usually don't make much from scratch any more simply because so much goes to waste and you can't always cut a recipe down to a single portion...ah, yeah, I need half an egg please...

WendyB_09