One Red Couch

Category - Dessert

Rote Grütze

This is a super simple dessert dessert which was often served in the cafeteria when I worked at Hewlett Packard in Boeblingen. It great whenever you need a dessert for unexpected guests.

Rote Grütze
  1. 1 16oz package of Trader Joe's Fancy Berry Medley
  2. 1/4 - 1/3 cup sugar depending on how sweet you like things
  3. 2 cups water
  4. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  1. Stir corn starch into 1 cup water until dissolved.
  2. Combine berries, 1 cup water and sugar in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add cornstarch and water mixture.
  5. Bring to boil, cook until thickened, and remove from heat.
  6. Enjoy warn or cold with whipped cream, yogurt, or ice cream. Leftovers are great with pancakes or waffles.
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Banana Bread

I keep thinking it would be fun to go through my mom’s old recipes and make all the classics, take a photos and scan the original recipe card. As with most projects like this I start out with lots of enthusiasm, then run out of steam when I realize that people who actually keep an up to date blog work really hard. 

However, there are a few that are particularly classic, starting with my mom’s banana bread. It is made with shortening and not butter which normally is a turn off for me, but I am trying to stay true to the recipe. It was made over an over in my house growing up and is pretty darn tasty. It rises really well and is tender without being overly moist or greasy.