By Kevin Williams
This first recipe comes to us from an Amish woman in northern Indiana. If you are a fan of a thick, fresh ham (and who isn't?), you'll want this recipe:
Smothered Ham Supper
Serves: serves 3
- 1 c. bread crumbs
- 1 c. milk
- 1 minced onion
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 inch thick ham slice
- dash of pepper
- several whole cloves
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 1 c. water
- Place all ingredients on top of a 2 inch thick raw ham slice and bake in oven for three hours at 400° F.
I posted a cherry coffeecake recipe the other day and The Amish Cook column tomorrow has a coffeecake recipe, but this is a quick coffeecake formulation from an Amish woman in Indiana:
Serves: 1 coffeecake
- 11/4 C. flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ C. brown sugar
- ⅓ C. butter
- ½ C. sour milk
- ½ t. soda
- Cream butter with the dry ingredients (except soda).
- Add sour milk with baking soda.
- Stir well and pour into a buttered and floured pan.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until done.
- Sprinkle top with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
Rhubarb season is closing in, so keep this one handy:
Rhubarb Butter Crunch
Serves: serves 6
- Rhubarb Butter Crunch
- 3 cups of fresh, finely chopped rhubarb
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raw rolled oats
- 1½ cups of flour
- ¼ cup of butter or shortening.
- Mix the first three ingredients and put into a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients and then sprinkle over the rest of mixture and bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
And this recipe is a classic from our archives: honey spice cookies. Yum! Honey spice cookies are amazing, not overpoweringly sweet, but delicious.
I need a little clarification on the quick coffee cake. Does the butter, cinnamon and brown sugar go in the cake batter or only on the top? If not in the batter it makes only flour,milk and soda as the cake part which does not sound like it would be correct.
Yes, it all goes in the batter, sorry for it being unclear!
Enjoy your column very much. You are a keeper!
Kevin, I think that the temperature or the cooking time is wrong. It seems to me if it is correct, it will be awfully dry and perhaps burned to ashes. You won't have supper.
That does seem long...2" thick ham...could be a typo in the recipe, I did re-check against the original...I'd try baking a lot less time and just monitoring it
forgot to put I was talking about the ham, sorry