Here are some frequently asked questions about our Kuchen:
Where can I purchase these kuchen? I have tried to get into stores where we do shows but unless a manager will give me freezer space, it is really hard to convince them to do so. Freezer space is so valuable and so limited, I have become thankful for the stores I am in–Minot and Bismarck are very difficult-because it is so congested with kuchen. Grand Forks was new to kuchen-it just isn’t up in this area. I have changed all of that as I am in 4 Hugo stores in Grand Forks. Fargo has been good to me also and it is large enough for more than one commercial kuchen baker. Jamestown is also congested with kuchen but I lucked out with White Drug by putting my own little freezer in the store. Doesn’t hurt when your husband works for White Drug either.
How fresh are the kuchen?
Answer: They are baked fresh, frozen fresh, and will remain fresh in the freezer for 9 months.
Do you have Diabetic kuchen?
Answer: Not at this time.
How do you eat these?
Answer: You can eat them warmed up in the microwave for 10 seconds or more, cold (refrigerated), or at room temperature anytime of the day. Most are eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. Wedding kuchen is usually served at the reception.
Can Norwegians, Welsh, Polish or any other nationality eat these and what will happen?
Answer: You won’t turn into a German!
What is your favorite?
Answer: They are all very good, if you like fruit get the fruit, if you love nuts, get the nutty ones, nothing, get the sugar kuchen.
What is wedding kuchen?
Answer: A very thin kuchen with sugar and cinnamon. Red Eye and Almond Creme are also available. Special order only. Contact us for details.
What is that brown stuff on top?
Answer: Cinnamon most of the time. If you don’t like cinnamon, please let me know. Nutmeg is used on top of Prune and Pumpkin kuchen.
Why aren’t all flavors in the large kuchen?
Answer: Some flavors are just so rich, they are best as small mini/sampler kuchens. Special orders available-contact us for details.
Can you refreeze these?
Answer: Yes you can, and the kuchen can be kept in the freezer for up to 9 months or more.
How long in the refrigerator?
Answer: Three days is best.
Do you use fruit from a can?
Answer: Fresh fruit is always used with the exception of apricot and plums.
How many calories are in these things?
Answer: Germans show love with food, so they are calorie free (we wish).
Are there preservatives in the kuchens?
Answer: No added preservatives and each kuchen is different as they are handmade and not machine made. The custard is very thick and the crust is light and airy.
Geez, you have a lot of flavors, what gives?
Answer: Karen loves to be creative, many of the kuchen are new versions, especially the ones with nuts. There are older standbys, like apple, prune, and cottage cheese.
Do you make your own cottage cheese?
Answer: Not at this time.
Is the cream pasteurized?
Answer: Yes, of course.