Grandma Emma Blaser’s Bratzelis

Grandma Emma Blaser’s Bratzelis
My cousin Raeona got this recipe for Bratzels from Grandma Emma Blaser.
Cream: 1 lb butter softened

       2 cups sugar

Add: 5 eggs beating after each addition

       1/2 cup cream

       1/2 cup water

       4 to 5 cups flour

       2 tsp. vanilla

       1/2 tsp. salt

Form balls the size of a walnut.

Bake in a Brazil or Pizzelle iron.


Dumplings (Knoffley’s – check spelling)


Flour (bowl full) 2 cups

add salt – 1 tsp.

add water (put in with canned milk) and 1 cup til half mixed

add 2 eggs and mix in.

Batter is thick and sticky.

Cook in boiling water with salt in it.

Drop in small 1/2 tsp. in water.

When comes to top – drain in strainer – put in bowl. Add butter.

(Melt butter until yellow to brown.)

Enough for 4 people.

Poor Man’s Pie

Poor Man’s Pie


Doris Blaser lived with Emma for a year after they were first married before

they moved to Salt Lake. Emma taught her these recipes.


Pie dough – rolled out.

Put cinnamon and sugar on dough.

Add milk or cream or add fresh apple – salt and cinnamon and sugar. Bake.

Poor Man’s Pie


Emma Blaser’s Recipe for Poor Man’s Pie as Remembered By Her Son Harold


Take the leftover dough and roll it flat.

No matter what size, put it on the pie plate.

Brush with cream (she would sometimes use canned milk).

Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake until done.

Break in pieces and eat.