Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Dispatches from the Grocery Store: German grütze and Leibniz keks
I am craving sugar apparently. What I picked up for you at the grocer's today will make your dentist shake his head. Rote grütze is basically what you might look at and say, "that's pie filling!" or at least that's what I said when I first saw it. It is a fruit preserve that is a cross between pie filling and a sweet runny jam. You can make your own with fresh fruit and sugar or you can just buy it at your German grocers (pictured above the the strawberry-rhubarb grütze from Dr. Oetker - the German Betty Crocker) - it's sitting there between the yogurt and the milk. In fact, grab some whipping cream while you are there to top it off. Or ice cream. And there you have a delicious, light-ish, sorta healthy, German spring dessert. A German fruit pie without the crust in a bowl!
Come back tomorrow for more Mexican finds from Smash!