Mehl Buttle

by Janet
(Lakeside, CA)

I have the recipe, but not sure of second word of title. First word was mehl which means flour. My grandmother made it in a double boiler. It contains flour, egg yolks, sugar, raisins, milk, salt, lemon, cinnamon or cardamon and egg whites. It is baked in a greased and floured double boiler.

Does anyone know the correct name of this?

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Jun 07, 2022
Mehl buttel
by: Anonymous

It is spelled mehl boedel, which translates to flour bottom.

May 16, 2019
Mehl Buttle

My husband's grandmother came from schleisvig Holstein, just south of Denmark, which is also where the recipe came from. It is a Christmas Recipe. Grandma steamed her Mehl Buttle in a large dishtowel for several hours. She always serves prune sauce over it.

Dec 06, 2017
by: Bryan S

Sorry about the misspelling of thank/thanx.

The recipe written here has no liquid. I believe that it should include 1 to 1 1/2 C milk

Dec 04, 2017
Huuge thnk you
by: Bryan S

I have searched for several years for this recipe.
My Mother made this and we ate it on a dinner plate covered with a roux sauce. It was made in a double boiler for 1-2 hours with the aroma being the very close second to its delicious taste.

Thax much!

Jun 16, 2013
need special pot
by: sharon

Mehl Buttle is cooked in a pot that looks like an angel food cake pan,only 8-10" deep and with a lid.
You mix everything together,then put this pot in a double boiler.

My pot was my mother-in-law's from Germany and is around 40 or more years old.

She served hers with a large piece of bacon on the side and poured fruit sauce over it.

You could just use a regular double boiler pot,
it just wouldn't look fancy.

Good luck cooking this. It is yummy!

Feb 17, 2012
Double Boiler on recipe
by: Janet

Yes, she definitely cooked it in a double boiler. I remember seeing this.

Feb 16, 2012
bake in double boiler?
by: Gerhild

Thanks for the recipe, Janet.

I have a question though. What does it mean to bake in a double boiler?

Usually, I think of a double boiler as being one pan sitting over a pan of boiling water.

Is this what you think your grandmother meant, or do you know what and/or how she baked it (in the oven)?

Feb 16, 2012
Name of this recipe???? Mehl ______
by: Janet

Here is the recipe I wrote down from my grandmother:
4 tbsp shortening melted
1-1/2 c. flour
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. sugar
Dash salt
Spice-- lemon, cinnamon or cardamon

Mix above together.
Beat 2 egg whites and add to above.
Bake in greased and floured double boiler for 1-1/2 hrs.

Feb 16, 2012
Mehl ?
by: Gerhild

Janet, could you post the recipe for the Mehl Buttle, please? It sounds interesting and perhaps someone will recognize it.

If you have a chance to make it, a picture would be great as well.


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