A dish my grandmother made

by Jeanne Halladay

It was like a stew made from several kinds of meat, onions, carrots but then she put a layer of uncooked biscuits over the top of the stew and baked them like that in the oven. She also put a small inverted bowl in the middle that seemed to make a well for the gravy. Do you know what it’s called? My mother’s side of the family cane from Alsace-Lorraine in the early 1800s and settled in Fremont, Ohio area. They seemed to be more German than French. My aunt and uncle would dance Alsatian dances in my grandparents living room for us!
Thank you.
Jeanne Halladay

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by: Suzele

Hi Jeanne,

It sounds like what you describing is a Baeckeoffe.

A slow cooked meat dish with lots of root vegetables and wine and sealed with bread dough around the lid.

We cook it in a ceramic dutch oven over here.

It's a pretty simple, hearty dish that you make in the winter.

Hope it helps,

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