I still haven’t tried kuchen proper, but last week I was lucky enough to taste kuchen bars for the first time.
Kuchen, of course, is German for cake, but in this part of North Dakota (maybe in the whole state? I don’t know) it refers to a delicious custard-like dessert with fruit in it.
Although I am half German, I had never really heard of such a thing. The Germans from Russia Heritage Society was handing out the bars at the block party on Thursday, so I ate one. Incidentally, I am actually a German from Austria, so I am not even sure I qualify to join their group, but they were super nice and gave me a brochure anyway. And they even sent me the recipe for the delicious kuchen bars!
I really liked the bars, and I’m hoping to eat a lot more of them, possibly along with actual kuchen itself.
Kuchen is probably Germany’s way of making up for sauerkraut.