John Boder started Boders on-the-River restaurant in Mequon and Thiensville in 1929. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren kept and keep his legacy alive.
Today, we very much miss the restaurant and its gorgeous views of the Milwaukee River as it meanders through Wisconsin. So, we’re happy to report Mr. Boder’s great grandchildren Kathy Burghardt and Suzy Wagner are today preparing the amazing food and heritage of Boders and more in their Mequon business Dish Delivered, where they serve as “personal chef(s) that deliver.” So, leave the expertise to Kathy and Suzy and call them at 414-803-9894 or check out their site at https://www.delishdelivered.net/ .
More information on their business can also be found at https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/delishdeliveredservesupcomfort.
And, if you’d like to try your hand at Boder recipes, we are fortunate the Boder family shared some of their treasured delicacies with us and in a Boders Cookbook. We’re honored to offer you a few shared recipes here and in following posts.
Boder’s Schaum Torte
1/2 c. egg whites, room temperature
2 t. vinegar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. sugar
Strawberries or raspberries to fill tortes
Whipped cream or ice cream to fill tortes
Beat egg whites in bowl (not plastic) until very stiff; add vinegar and vanilla. While mixer runs, add sugar very gradually until all has been added. Continue beating until mixture is well blended and egg whites again form stiff peaks. Reduce speed to medium and beat 1 minute.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Butter 2 cookie sheets and place large spoonfuls of the batter close together to form circles 4 to 5 inches in diameter. (Center of each circle should have an indentation about 2 inches in diameter, to hold fruit filling.)
Bake in preheated oven 1 hour. Turn oven off and let cool completely in oven.
Just before serving, fill each shell with strawberries or raspberries, and ice cream or whipped cream. Unfilled shells may be frozen.