Rothenburg Schneeballen (Snowballs)

JoSele Swopes Recipe

By JoSele Swopes JODIE57

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1 Hr 30 Min
10 Min

When we lived in German we used to go to Rothenburg Germany, it as a walled city...They have some of the best goodies I found....I got my mom and sister hooked on these too besides me being hooked on them...Each area has their own little special pastry and this is one of Rothenburgs to die for pastry...I put in a free picture from on line till I have my own to put in here...There is also a video that shows how they make they in Rothenburg.

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4 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
3 large
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
rum, spiced (captain morgan)
1 Tbsp
cream sherry
2 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 c
sour cream
1 tsp
cooking oil
powder sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream sugar and eggs together then add remaining ingredients except flour add it in gradually...cut with pastry cutter knife or hands.... cut rum and cream sherry, and sour cream gradually into mixture to make dough; adding flour from board as necessary; knead about 15 to 10 minutes till dough is stiff and shiny and pliable, cover and chill in fridge at least 1 hour.
Roll out dough...about 1/4 inch thick and cut into strip...(using 3 strips)make strips into ball by wrapping them around each other(not tight but lightly)....fry in hot oil(325*F) till golden brown on one side then turn over and fry other side till golden brown all over...drain on paper towel and cool sprinkle powder sugar on top you may also dip(or drip onto) them into dipping chocolate...

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Nancy R Robeyone
Jan 28, 2011
Looks and sounds great JoSele. How sweet is this?
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JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Jan 28, 2011
It is not real sweet depends on how much powdered sugar you put on it or if you dip it in chocolate...use German chocolate because it is bittersweet....
Nancy R Robeyone
Jan 28, 2011
Are they like a Beignet?
Nancy R Robeyone
Jan 28, 2011
Ok good then I would love it so would hubby as he is from New Orleans. You can make them when you come to visit! hehehe!
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Jan 28, 2011
JoSele, these sound and look delisioso. yummy. Is the dough like a cruller(eggy) or a donut? I love the cruller dough how it's a lil' eggy. Some weekend on a cheat time...these are mine!!! lol
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Jan 28, 2011
OK we will make them Nancy you will love them..
Dee they are like pie crust, kind of dough like Pignolata, These are great Cheat time goodies...Let me know how they come out....LOL
Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Jan 30, 2011
What a great and unusual recipe!!! I love it !!!
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Feb 1, 2011
I love these and as a family we love these they are addictive too...Thanks Robin and Colleen....
Terry B ballingt
Apr 29, 2011
OK. I've got to tell you this story.

I spent 9 years in Germany while in the Army. Rothenburg an der Tauber is one of my favorite places to go. After I retired I re-married and took my new wife to Rothenburg. She HAD to have a Schneeball, and I spent about 10 minutes teaching her enough German for her to order it for herself (We Texans are VERY independent). We were standing in the middle of the street just outside of the pastry shop.

After she had it down, she went inside (with her thumb extended). A few minutes pass and she emerges with her plastic bag, the shape of the schneeball in the bottom. But she was laughing so hard she was almost crying. I asked what happened.

She said, "I did just like you said. I held up my thumb and said 'Ein Schneeball mit pooder zucker, bitte!' The girl behind the counter rolled her head back laughing and said (in perfect English), 'You're from Texas, aren't you?'"

I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks.

darek Jozefczak darek123443
Feb 12, 2012
They are goooood , tasted them today in Rothenburg and at Christmas market last year in Wurtzburg!!
Thank you for recipe
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