It must be Ray Spitzenberger’s It Must Be the Noodles book…

When I gave my Wendish Heritage presentation at St. Paul Thorndale’s LWML banquet a few weeks back we won a bag of Wendish noodles in the raffle.

I’d been waiting for a good reason to make some (do you really need a good reason to make Wendish noodles?), but last night I got a hankering for some while I was waiting for Margie to get home. I got to thinking it was the last Tuesday, May 21st we were going to have this year, so I might as well celebrate!

Now I don’t have a drop of Wendish blood in my veins (unless maybe I picked some up kissing my two children) but I think I did a darn good job. Margie agreed. They all disappeared quickly.

Next, I want to try to make some from scratch, and by that I mean I want to make the actual noodles and cut them, the same way Evelyn Buchhorn is in this photo I took at the 2017 Wendish Fest in Serbin.

Have any of y’all made your own noodles from scratch like that? If your recipe isn’t a family secret, please feel free to share it below!

I didn’t know until I read Ray Spitzenberger’s book that there were multiple styles (that may not be the right term) of Wendish noodles (I’d only seen the thin ones like you can get at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum), nor did it occur to me that there might be multiple recipes.

Anyway, if you’d like to learn more about how his mother made her noodles from scratch (without the recipe, alas), you can pick up a copy of his book from Amazon. They are still on sale for $9.99 for the paperback (I paid $13 for my copy at the museum on Saturday) or $8.99 for the Kindle edition if that’s your style. That’s a good deal!

You can grab your own copy here:

I also discovered that you can order Wendish noodles online from Weikel’s in La Grange, so if you now have a hankerin’ like I did last night, but aren’t close enough to pick them up yourself, you can have them delivered to your door (along with some delicious kolaches)! (they are about halfway down the page)

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