By Kevin Williams
This post contains affiliate links from Amazon. I thought it was time for another whirl through Amazon to see what, if anything Plain is for sale this week and came up with some good stuff!
WANDA BRUNSTETTER: Ah, this Amish fiction author....I've met her once, we were both in the buffet line together, quite by chance, at the Farmstead Restaurant in Berlin, Ohio. She's a good writer and smart marketer, it makes sense for her to extend her brand into cookbooks...she now has several, her latest is Wanda Brunstetter's Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites. The book is described this way:
New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a must-have cookbook for anyone looking for simple ideas for hearty meals. Amish cooks, who know how to please their hard-working family members, contributed over 200 recipes, along with tips and stories of farm life.
You can order one here from Amazon.
And, I am happy to share a recipe from it...this sounds good!
WANDA BRUNSTETTER'S BREAKFAST CRUNCH
1 cup oats
1 cup cornmeal
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 /2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 /2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
3 /4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups milk
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Heat molasses and milk. Mix into dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Cool. Slice and store in an airtight container.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 /2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 /2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 /4 cup molasses
- 1½ cups milk
- In a mixing bowl, combine oats, cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Heat molasses and milk. Mix into dry ingredients. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Cool. Slice and store in an airtight container.
AMISH RAISIN PIE FILLING: We have talked so much about Amish raisin pie over the years...the pie
such a staple of Amish gatherings, but it's a relatively rare pie outside of the Amish. Now Scherger's Kettle in Shipshewana, Indiana is selling a commercial raisin pie filling, so you can buy it yourself, plop it into a crust and bake it....If you have never tried a homemade raisin pie before, now is your chance. Here is some information:
- Deliciously full of Fruit allowing you to make a pie to be proud of.
- Raisins, Water, Sugar, Butter, Cornstarch, Cinnamon.
- No Artificial Ingredients
- Pour filling into a nine inch unbaked pie crust and top with a crumb topping or a second crust. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 minutes or until crust looks done. Enjoy the amazing taste of Amish made pie baked in your own kitchen.
- Produced in Amish Country Where Quality is a Way of Life
Click here to order the filling.
AMISH CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES: Holy cow, these look amazing. Here is the description of these beauties from the Bread Box Bakery in Shipshewana, Indiana:
- Nothing tastes better than Homemade.
- Made by Amish Bakers and shipped fresh to you.
- Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, Flour, Cream Cheese, Cocoa, Chocolate Chips, Walnuts, Vanilla, Baking Powder, Salt.
- No Artificial Ingredients or preservatives added.
MINIATURE BUGGY: SIGH, if I just had had all the money in the world and could blow $35 on things like this, I would....because, wow, look at the wonderful, intricate detail on this hand-made wooden Amish buggy! Here are some details:-Our miniature version of the OHIO open hack Amish buggy. This Amish buggy or Amish pick up truck is used for hauling material and goods. The black miniature is approximately three inches wide, three inches high, and ten inches long including the horse rails. The sides are wooden side racks. Handmade metal springs, and handmade narrow wheels with sixteen wooden spokes are some details we include in our signed and numbered miniatures.
AMISH MADE TOY WOODEN TRUCK: I've been to plenty of Amish furniture and toy shops and the craftsmanship is amazing. Click here to see an example, be tempting to get this for Beatrice or Aster, I am sure they would love it.