Räderkuchen, aka wheel cakes and Bowties, were one of my Mutti's favorite emergency recipes. She made these especially when unexpected company dropped in. They were so quick and easy for her to make. Now, they fit perfectly in my quick German recipes category.
Quick, deep fried, and covered in cinnamon-sugar, these were a little taste of heaven. Like homemade doughnuts. Absolutely WUNDERBAR!
When I was helping Mutti, I'd often sneak an unbaked one (or two or three) before Mutti would deep-fry them. I'd be given the job to help her make them by cutting and shaping them. Somehow, an unbaked cookie always found its way into my mouth!
Now, my granddaughters are keeping up that tradition! After all, who can resist homemade doughnuts, especially when they look so cute! Try these next time you bake.
Even though Räderkuchen taste best still warm, they store well. They were often what I'd bring to school when I needed to bring a treat and forgot to tell Mutti until the last moment.
My Mutti could make these in minutes. The dough really comes together quickly. The only tricky part is figuring out how to create the "bowtie" shapes.
They were always a hit with my friends who came to enjoy these traditional German recipes that Mutti made.
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