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Catholic Recipe: Klauskerl

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package active dry, or cake, yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • Details

  • Yield: 1 St. Nicholas Doughman
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Germany

Also Called: St. Nicholas Doughman

DIRECTIONS

Dissolve yeast in water. Stir in 1/2 cup flour; mix thoroughly. Let rise in covered bowl.

Sift 2-1/2 cups flour into bowl; make "well" in center; put dough in it. Add 1 egg, sugar, salt, butter, milk. Knead until dough starts to blister. Dust dough with flour; cover; let rise to double thickness.

Punch to 1/4-inch thickness and cut pieces in shape of body, head, arms, legs. Assemble to form "St. Nicholas doughman;" cover; let rise.

Make face, using raisins, slivers of almond, currants, etc. Brush with milk, beaten egg. Bake at 375º F. until golden brown.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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