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Oma's Schneenockerl or Snowballs!

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 minuters | Cook Time 20 minutes


•4 egg whites
•1/2 cup sugar
•2 cups milk
•1 cup water
•6 tbsp. sugar
•2 tbsp. flour
•2 egg yolks, beaten
•1 tsp. vanilla

1.Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the 1/2 cup sugar gradually and continue beating until very stiff.

2.Combine 2 cups milk, water and 6 Tablespoons sugar in a large shallow pan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

3.With 2 spoons, form “snow balls” out of the egg white mixture. Add to the barely simmering milk and poach 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the “snow balls” and cook another minute.

4.Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Add 1/4 cup of the hot milk to the flour and stir until the mixture is smooth.

5.Stir in 1/4 cup more milk and add the mixture to the egg yolks, beating constantly. Add the egg yolk mixture to the remaining milk and cook, stirring constantly until the custard thickens.

6.Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let the custard cool and spoon into individual dishes. Float the “snow balls” on top of the custard and serve.

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Coming from a german family. This was one of my favorite desserts. IT is so good and comfort food all the way. You can make this in chocolate as well. Using chopped chocolate or cocoa.

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