By Kevin Williams
This is the time of year that many Amish - and non-Amish - kitchens are filled with the sweet smell of homemade candies. The one difference between the Amish and non-Amish, though, is that while the Amish generally eschew the secular trappings of the season (Santa, Rudolph, Christmas trees) they will celebrate the season by making candies and baked goods. Colorful tins fill up with cookies and candies and are often given to teachers, caregivers, and even the mailman as tokens of appreciation of a year of goodwill.
These are three Amish Christmas candy recipes from the settlement of Oakland, Maryland. Enjoy!
And once you've salivated at those recipes, here is another:
AMISH MASHED POTATO CANDY - This recipe comes from the Conewango Valley of New York....I had never even heard of mashed potato candy until I stumbled upon this a few years ago in an Amish bakery there. All I can say about it is: yum! Click here for the recipe.
I know it may sound like quibbling, but nowadays the job of "mailman" is often held by a woman. Other than that, these candy recipes sound good!
Good point, Aimee!