Okay, we are pushing through January and this is the time of year that trending recipes point towards hearty casseroles and comforting desserts. This week is true to form as we look at which recipes are trending on Amish365.
AMISH BUTTERMILK PIE: This is a delicious, creamy, amazing pie.....Here's a bit more about it:
I'd venture to say most Amish families have at least one milk cow. Certainly not all, but most. The cow supplies a family with ample milk that can be used to drink and in baking and cooking. Many Amish cooks will also use the milk to make their own cheese and butter. And, of course, the leftover milk from churning that butter is traditional buttermilk (not the store-bought stuff...real, honest-to-goodness buttermilk.
AMISH HONEY BUN CAKE: This is a delicious cake I ran into at an Amish bakery and, wow, it was/is so good! Check out the recipe here.
MRS. MILLER'S PRIZE-WINNING LEMON MERINGUE PIE: I'm a little surprised to see this trending in January, seems like more of a summer recipe, but maybe a splash of citrus in the middle of winter is just the thing.
HAM AND CHEESE DUMPLINGS: This is an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe, perfect for the cold winter months when hearty meals warm the soul. Click here for the recipe.
RABER'S SPECIAL: Another wonderful winter recipe. Here's more: This hearty casserole is named after The Amish Cook's family. Gloria Yoder's maiden name was Raber and this dish is a favorite in her family. And it is in my family now too. Williams Special, though, doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Anything that is basically a pile of cheesy noodles and hotdogs gets my vote. Now if you can't stomach the idea of eating bunches of hotdogs as part of your supper, you can actually use veggie dogs, as we did, for a healthier version. And it still tastes great. If I had to do it over again I might have tossed in a bag of some frozen veggies. I just think some peas or carrots, perhaps some corn, mixed in would have made this dish really sing. If you don't add veggies at least have them on the side.
WASHDAY CASSEROLE: An old Amish comfort food classic! Click here for this super recipe.
MATTIE'S BROWN SUGAR BEEF ROAST:
If you are looking for a way to liven up a roast, you can try this delicious Amish recipe.
It comes to us a Canadian Amish family. As I often write, most Amish families would use their own home-butchered beef for a dish like this. You can't beat that. As you'd expect the brown sugar adds a fun flavor to this dish. Give it a try!
SOUR MILK CAKE: This recipe has been trending strong for about a year now on Amish365.com I think during this pandemic people are searching for easy, scratch-made favorites and this cake really has an amazing flavor. Click here for the recipe.