By Kevin Williams
Mmmmmm, really, you know, I think visiting any Amish kitchen and eating about anything for my birthday would make me happy. But, what if I could wave a wand and make any Amish-made food appear on my table right now, what would it be? Well, the probably the very, very, very first thing that comes to mind is not something I have a recipe for: a peanut butter whoopie from the Country Crust Bakery in Bainbridge, Ohio. Man, talk about Heaven. Two giant homemade peanut butter cookies with a fluffy peanut buttery filling smooshed in between. Wow, oh wow. But there are other desserts that would make my menu. Honorable mentions go to vanilla crumb pie or Amish date pudding
AMISH OATMEAL PIE: Man, I have not had one of these in a long, long time and I need to sometime soon. This is a pie that holds deep nostalgic value. It was the first recipe to ever appear in The Amish Cook column and all I can really say is Mmmmmmm. Done right, this pie is amazing...a slightly crunchy top that yields a creamy, sweet, slightly nutty interior. Serve that with a dollop of whipped Click here for the recipe.
COLD WHITE CAKE: This is a cake that Rachel fixed for me one year and it is good. Mmmmm, there's just not much better than a fully iced, moist cake for one's birthday. And this one is an absolute winner! Click here for the recipe.
FIVE-STAR AMISH BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN: Okay, I'm thinking baked goods, but if I were going to have a meat dish for my birthday supper, I'd probably pic this as my topic Amish pick. Click here for the recipe.
AMISH CARAMEL PIE: I've never tried this but always wanted to. I think I dread scrubbing the pot needed to make the caramel on this one. This is a recipe I got in Aylmer, Ontario's Amish community. Click here.
AMISH LONG JOHN ROLLS: Mmmmmm, these would definitely have to top my list.
Have a happy birthday and enjoy being 45! The years are fleeting so make each day count. It sounds like you have a special day planned so hope it all goes well with tons of fun.