I asked a long time ago for guest posts for the summer.
The only one who responded was my wonderful sister, Amy.
She is the baby in our family, but definitely the smartest and the most talented of all of us. My mom used to say that the more kids she had, the younger ones kept getting smarter; and that if she would have had one more, that child would have been a genius. 🙂
Amy always loved words. She would pick out a new one from the dictionary every day when she was a young girl–and many times not use it correctly; but learning was fun for her. She also is an amazing piano player. She could play by ear from a very young age and she loves to arrange sacred piano arrangements.
The Lord is using her as a missionary in South Africa along with her husband and their four children.
She blogs at Ita Vita: Such is Life in Africa. Reading her posts you can see that she is the true writer in our family. If you are looking for comparisons of homeschool curriculum, she has written up quite a few! If you would like to see how an American lives in South Africa (they are up north and not by the bigger cities, so it is more tribal), then you are in for a treat to read her posts!
Here is Amy’s post about how to make Bierocks.
In a missionary discussion group I was in, this recipe was shared:
This recipe is a family favorite not one that I would make for large groups but I have never met anyone that doesn’t like them. I fix them for every mission team that comes over and they ALWAYS ask for the recipe. Even a vegetable hater – makes this dish one of her only exceptions. She couldn’t believe there was cabbage in them. It is basically fresh bread filled with a savory mince, cheese and cabbage. We like to eat them with ketchup and/ or sweet chili pepper sauce.
These are really good savory comfort food! Because I have to make the bread dough from scratch, it takes me a bit longer. I cook up hamburger in advance, and make the dough in advance if possible, as well.
One tip for the cabbage: Cut a head of cabbage into about 6 pieces that will fit into your blender. Cover with water, and blend for a few seconds until the cabbage is chopped. Then drain the water in a strainer. Repeat with all the pieces of cabbage. The cabbage will be chopped in NO time with minimum stress; and it fries up very nicely for the mixture, since the pieces are so small! You’ll love it!
Bierocks: (pronounced beer-rocks)
2 lbs (1 K) beef mince (ground hamburger)
1 med onion, chopped
6 c. shredded cabbage
1 Tbsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp Italian herbs
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1 cup water
2 loaves of bread dough
12 ounces cheese (250 g)
Mix bread dough and let rise. Brown mince and drain off fat. Add rest of ingredients (except bread dough and cheese) and cook until cabbage and onions are soft and transparent. Drain off any excess liquid from meat mixture. Cut up cheese into small cubes (about 1 cm squares) Cut each loaf of bread dough into 12 equal pieces of dough. Roll out piece of dough into circle the size of your hand. Put 2 or 3 cubes of cheese on dough. Place large spoonful of meat mixture over cheese. Pull dough around filling. Pinch closed and place closed side onto greased baking pan. Bake 180 deg C or 350 deg F for 20 min or until nicely browned. Brush tops with melted margarine or butter. Makes 24 rolls. Serves 8-12 people. Great warmed up in the microwave for lunch the next day if there are any leftovers.
- 2 lbs 1 K beef mince (ground hamburger)
- 1 med onion chopped
- 6 c. shredded cabbage
- 1 Tbsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp Italian herbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 cup water
- 2 loaves of bread dough
- 12 ounces cheese 250 g
Mix bread dough and let rise.
Brown mince and drain off fat.
Add rest of ingredients (except bread dough and cheese) and cook until cabbage and onions are soft and transparent.
Drain off any excess liquid from meat mixture.
Cut up cheese into small cubes (about 1 cm squares).
Cut each loaf of bread dough into 12 equal pieces of dough.
Roll out piece of dough into circle the size of your hand.
Put 2 or 3 cubes of cheese on dough.
Place large spoonful of meat mixture over cheese.
Pull dough around filling.
Pinch closed and place closed side onto greased baking pan.
Bake 180 deg C or 350 deg F for 20 min or until nicely browned.
Brush tops with melted margarine or butter.
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