By Kevin Williams
BOILED AMISH COOKIES: I don’t know, when first hearing of these, a “boiled cookie” doesn’t sound very appealing. I know them under their more familiar name of Amish Funeral Cookies. They look like a traditional no-bake cookie and they are no-bake, but there is some stovetop cooking involved. These are delish! Click here for the recipe, which comes to us from the original doyenne of Amish country cooking, Marcia Adams.
She really was a pioneer in this genre and anyone who has written an Amish cookbook after 1990 owes something to her.
BLOG SPIN – BEAUTIFUL OHIO AMISH FARM: I “spun the wheel” and landed on this blog post…gorgeous photo, makes you just want to jump into it, wonderful, wonderful image, click here to enjoy!
BLOG SPIN -AMISH PEANUT BUTTER CREAM PIE: When done right this pie is pure heaven….I’ve had this pie done right exactly two places: Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida and The Home Place in Georgetown, Ohio…silky sweet peanut butter filling, man, I need to head to The Home Place for pie soon….But the Baking Chocolatess tries to recreate Essenhaus’s Pie here.
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BLOG SPIN – AMISH SANDWICH BREAD: Yum, nothing like a hearty sandwich on homemade Amish bread, you can try to make your own here.
A reader gave this tip for when you are baking homemade white bread (and I’ve seen Amish baker doing this once):
place a cast iron pan on lower rack in oven and let heat. When you place the bread in the oven to cook, pour 1-2 cups of water into heated pan and leave in closed over for 5-10 minutes. The steam makes a fabulous crust on the bread.
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AMISH SOFT SUGAR COOKIES: If you do these right – like the aforementioned peanut butter pie – you will be rewarded with a soft, sugar, sweet bliss like you’ve never experienced before. A typical Amish sugar cookie is of the lightly and fluffy variety and if the flavor is captured just right, well, someone like me can plow through a plate of them embarrassingly fast and it looks like Raising Up Rubies has done a great job with this cookie! Click here to see what she came up with and to get the recipe.