By Kevin Williams
Molasses is an indispensable staple in most Amish kitchens. The sweetener can be used to add some jazz to cookies, cakes, brownies, and more. Molasses seems to be used extra around the holidays to give baked goods an extra boost. I’ve visited Amish families in Tennessee that make their living off the farming of sorghum. So what is the difference between sorghum and molasses? Amish Acres provides the answer!
Meanwhile, here are 6 Amish recipes containing molasses that you might want to consider for the holidays!
AMISH HOLIDAY MOLASSES COOKIES: These cookies are the “gold standard” for a molasses recipe Click here for this amazing recipe!
AMISH MOLASSES BROWNIES: Yum, give these simple, basic, molasses-infused brownies a try!
AMISH PAN-FRIED MOLASSES CHICKEN: Not all uses for molasses center around baked goods, this is a super chicken recipe that incorporates with sweetness of molasses with the savory of chicken. Click here for the recipe.
LAND O’LAKES MOLASSES GINGER DROPS: Check out these festive cookies from big butter!
VIRGINIA SHOOFLY PIE: Of course the absolute royalty of recipes when it comes to the Amish and molasses is “shoofly pie.” Here is a classic recipe for the confection.
AMISH MOLASSES CAKE: I found this recipe online from 2008. That’s actually kind of old for a blog. I think the furthest you can go back on Amish365 is about 5 years. I wonder what it will be like 30 – 50 years from now when there is half a century’s worth of information all online, you just wonder whether Google will be able to process that all or if something else “searchy” will emerge? Anyway, check out this classic cake recipe.