Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | January 10, 2015

Take a Mengelen

IMG_0755-001  A mengelen is a liter and in Peter Rose’s translation of the Dutch receipt (recipe) To Fry Olie-koecken, she writes: then take a mengelen of the best Rapeseed oil, add a crust of Bread, a half Apple.  Place it on the fire and let it burn, keep turning the bread and Apple until it blackens and hardens, then pour in a dash of clean water, let it cool in the air, then put it back on the fire when you want to use it.  I heated purchased rapeseed oil after learning the appearance of the oil at the proper temperature and did not choose to  use the apple or bread. The apple and bread would clean the oil and remove disagreeable odors, but both the apple and dash of clean water would make the oil splatter.     Visit my website at:

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