By Kevin Williams
I had heard about an Amish bakery near Kenton, Ohio that is sort of a hole-in-the-wall type place and that you could place an order ahead of time for pick-up if you knew where to go and how to reach them. The Amish family's last name is Yoder and I was able to track down their address several months ago. I sent them a letter, explaining who I was, what I was interested in, etc. I'm most interesting in visiting them and sharing the experience with all of you, so I wanted to make sure it was okay to bring my camera, etc to take pictures of the baked goods.
So I will be visiting as soon as feasible and I'm excited about sharing photos and recipes with you. They offer a large selection of cookies with or without icing and their prices are pretty darn decent. $3 for a dozen cookies with icing, flavors include: sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, peanut butter, whoopie pies, and oatmeal creme pies.
The bakery sells a loaf of homemade white bread for $2, $2.50 for a six pack of cinnamon rolls, and a whole range of pies for $5.50. That's not bad, I know more upscale grocery store pies masquerading as homemade go for $8, $9 or more, so $5.50 for a handmade, homemade Amish pie is a bargain.
So, stay tuned over the weeks ahead when I'll pay a visit and share lots with you!