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Here we are!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!
I made New Year's Cookies (Raisin Fritters) for the first time today. Mmmm. Just like the MCC Sale! I found out that there are as many different recipes for these as there are Mennonite women. The one I chose was a good one, and I didn't even have to call Grandma Betty for advice. Here's the one I used, but make sure you have lots of neighbors, friends and family close by!

2 packages yeast
1 C. warm water
3 tsp. sugar
2 C. milk
1/2 C. butter
2 tsp. salt
6 eggs
2 C. raisins
8 C. flour
Oil for frying
Sugar for rolling

And here's a translated poem about it:


I saw your chimney smoking,
I knew what you were making,
You were baking New Year's cookies.
Give me one, I stand still.
Give me two, I start walking.
Give me three, four, five at once,
Then I wish you the Kingdom of Heaven.


Lomeliclan said...

YUM!! I love New Years Cookies!! I look forward to them all year (I don't get out much). I hope yours turned out good. I will remember them for as long as my pants are a little tighter then usual!

Janice Porter said...

Loved the little poem! It's fun to read and watch your site! We pray for you too! Love, Janice Porter