Old World Traditions and Simple Things Made from Scratch - Oma


Oma’s Traditional Apfel Strudel

Our Oma…

If you have been following along in my Instagram stories this month, you have seen my Mother-in-Law working away in my kitchen-baking with the twins, playing her “Zither” in the background or crocheting blankets! Oma, who has been here visiting us since early December, will turn 90 next month and is an inspiration to all of us. Let me tell you a little about her!

The first time I walked into Oma’s house almost 30 years ago was like walking into a world where time stood still. The smell of homemade apple strudel filled the air, the coziness of her home wrapped around me like a great big hug. I could not help but shut my eyes and breathe deeply, taking in the sweet delicious scent of baked apples and cinnamon, and feeling the warmth of her home. There is no other place on earth that could feel and smell like this… It was Oma’s home.

This was a place that brought you back in time to old world traditions and simple things. That day we sat around her kitchen table and talked and ate- and by the time we left that evening, I felt like I had known her my whole life.

Oma’s Traditional Apfel Strudel (Apple Strudel)

3 cups Flour