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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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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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