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cookies - wolfzahne pan? (specialty baking pans)

That's just the thing. Thanks a lot.

Mar 23, 2011
roterror in Cookware

cookies - wolfzahne pan? (specialty baking pans)

Thanks for the great info; I am having a great time just getting lost and browsing the site for all sorts of amazing things and gadgets that are uncommon or difficult to find here.

Dec 27, 2010
roterror in Los Angeles Area

cookies - wolfzahne pan? (specialty baking pans)

Does anyone know a source for the special baking pan used to bake wolfzahne?

Wolfzahne are a traditional German cookie that my mother has made at Christmas for years. They are vanilla flavored cookies with hazelnuts, and get their name (wolf teeth) from their long, thin shape, which comes to a point at the end.

Traditionally, these should be baked in a special pan which is zig-zag profile: the batter rests in the valleys of the pan, which makes the resulting cookie is long and thin and is triangular- shaped in cross section, and this also produces the point at the end. Most recipes instruct you to pipe the batter from a bag onto a flat baking sheet, but this produces more of a worm shape. I want wolfzahne, not worms.

My mother obtained her pan a long time ago from a friend who lived in Germany for a short time, and I don't know where to look domestically.

I can't seem to locate one online, buI there may be a European grocery somewhere that carries esoteric baking things - any suggestions either way?

Dec 21, 2010
roterror in Cookware

cookies - wolfzahne pan? (specialty baking pans)

Does anyone know a source for the special baking pan used to bake wolfzahne?

Wolfzahne are a traditional German cookie that my mother has made at Christmas for years. They are vanilla flavored cookies with hazelnuts, and get their name (wolf teeth) from their long, thin shape, which comes to a point at the end.

Traditionally, these should be baked in a special pan which is zig-zag profile: the batter rests in the valleys of the pan, which makes the resulting cookie is long and thin and is triangular- shaped in cross section, and this also produces the point at the end. Most recipes instruct you to pipe the batter from a bag onto a flat baking sheet, but this produces more of a worm shape. I want wolfzahne, not worms.

My mother obtained her pan a long time ago from a friend who lived in Germany for a short time, and I don't know where to look domestically.

I can't seem to locate one online, buI there may be a European grocery somewhere that carries esoteric baking things - any suggestions either way?

Dec 21, 2010
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Corned Beef Hash in O.C.?

So, we got in a conversation in my office about diners and hole-in-the-wall restaurants; my friend was remembering great breakfast places from where she used to live, and was soon ravenous for corned-beef hash. Unfortunately, none of us could think of a place that serves it around here (central O.C.)

So please help - where can one go in Orange County for hash? And where is the best?

Jun 09, 2008
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Need Excellent Lentil Soup Recipe [Moved from Los Angeles Area board]

I am looking for a traditional lentil soup recipe based on ham hocks. Any suggestions? No nouvelle cuisine, ethnic or vegetarian recipes, please

Dec 26, 2007
roterror in Home Cooking

Best Mongolian Barbecue in OC?

Unfortunately they are the best I have found in Orange County. I have been there many times, and the food is fair, but the restaurant is a bit worn in general, and the floor plan of the dining room is not great. The buffet line for the meats and vegetables is wedged into an awkward corner, creating annoying traffic jams, and is often messy with spilled sauces and stray vegetables. It seems to be inevitable that mongolian barbecue restaurants are plagued with sloppy buffet lines, but considering how many restaurants have excellent, clean and orderly salad bars, it can't be too hard to do the same at a mong-bq place.

Dec 26, 2007
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Best Mongolian Barbecue in OC?

I fell in love with Mongolian when I lived in Taipei for a short time, and I am always on the lookout for a good restaurant serving it. I have lived in Orange County for a long time now, and I have yet to find the perfect one. It seems that most are small and shabby.

I am hoping that the right restaurant is out there, waiting. I do have two absolute requirements: they must serve the pita-like sesame bread, and cilantro must be an available ingredient.

Dec 24, 2007
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Felix Continental Cafe in Orange

I have lived in Orange for 16 years now, and I have never understood the attraction of Felix. I have to agree with much of the criticism here: the food is dependably bland, over-salted, and over-cooked, and I have usually found the service to be a bit distracted. It is cheap, but there are much better options within a block in all directions.

May 02, 2007
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Fugu in OC?

Is there any place that serves fugu in orange county? And is the season already over?

Apr 19, 2007
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Bananas Foster Recipe?

Looking for a good and authentic bananas foster recipe - no shortcuts or second-rate ingredients

Any ideas?

Apr 16, 2007
roterror in Home Cooking

Need location for Xmas party in OC

We are getting started late, but my office needs ideas for a location for a christmas party in Orange County. Maybe along the corridor from Newport-Irvine-Tustin-Orange. we are looking for a funky - artsy atmosphere for a group of a out 25 people on a Thursday or Friday night. (I wish Emilia's was still around)

Any Suggestions?

Nov 02, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Caffe Piemonte? One last try to locate

I know it has been a while since they closed the doors in Tustin, but there was the possibility that they were relocating, and at the old phone number there is still a message that they are moving to a new location.

Has anyone seen or heard anything about them in the last year?

Luigi, Amy and Giovanni, we miss you.

Nov 01, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

scones in OC?

I meant "not too sweet or cakey"

Sep 08, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Pickles in OC?

If you are looking for a good garlic dill, try Mattern Sausages and Meats in Orange.
I am sure that the nice German ladies there have something to suit. Get some Wesphalian Ham also, while you're there.

Sep 08, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

scones in OC?

Pain du Monde.
There are a few locations in newport and Costa Mesa. Always great baked goods, and I have always been a fan of their tri-berry scone: note too sweet or cakey.

Sep 08, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

ISO of cheese shop in OC

Sorry for the slightly late post - I hope you have had a chance to get to Frog's Breath by now, If not, then go now! I cant' say enough good things about Frog's breath. It is a fairly small place, so they have a good (not huge) variety of imported cheeses, including Spanish and Portugese, as well as select American artisan cheeses. Everything I have had so far was remarkably good and fresh. There are quite a few goat cheeses, and very interesting blues. They are happy to give samples, and will usually have a good recommendation for wine. To fill in, they have lots of other stuff: tapenades, mustards, oils, vinegars, honeys, crackers, a small selection of chocolates, etc. The store is an airy, relaxed place, and the staff is cool. They are applying for a license to have wine tastings in the future, so stay tuned.

Sep 07, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Nesselrode?

I don't know McConnel's. What / where is it?
Thanks ever so.

Sep 07, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Nesselrode?

Nesselrode is a very lovely dessert of candied fruits, chestnuts and wine or rum, which was served with custard or in a pie or tart, and I think it was sold once in jars. It seems almost entirely forgotten now. I have very dim and fond memories of nesselrode over ice cream when I was much younger in New York (30+ years ago). I had forgotten it completely except for a sensation of the taste, and with the help of a friend was able to at least identify it again, although I have only located recipes in cookbooks and on line. I am not sure if anyone is producing it for sale anymore, much less serving it.

Has anyone seen or heard of it in the LA / OC area?

Sep 06, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

Chocolatier- in Los Angeles

You must try Boule:
http://www.boulela.com/
I believe it is run by Michelle Meyers, Wife of David Meyers (Sona). Excellent and unusual items, and they will ship by mail-order.

Sep 05, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area

New to Orange County - where to eat?

I am new to the site, So I just found your post. I moved here from New York some time ago, so I can sympathize. The unique places seem hard to find here in O.C., but they are out there. There is a pretty good traditional French place in Brea: La Vie En Rose - it's adjacent to the Brea Mall. I have not been there in a while, but the food was good, and the service was excellent.

You should try Zov's Bistro in Tustin. They have an Eastern-Mediterranean based menu, and a good bakery.

Cheese shops are fewer and farther between, but you must go to Frog's Breath Cheese Shop in downtown Orange. They are a fairly new place, but have excellent cheeses, wine and other condiments such as oils, vinegars, tapenades, etc. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they give samples. I think they are a rare gem of a place.

I hope this helps.

Sep 05, 2006
roterror in Los Angeles Area