Okay, folks, it is time for YouTube Friday where we explore all the "plain" happenings out there on YouTube. Each week I scour YouTube and bring you the best - and sometimes the silliest - clips from Plain America. Let's dive right in!
KATY'S BROWN BAG APPLE PIE: Wow, is really all I can say to this! This is a confection served at The Amish Door restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio. The video demonstration doesn't give the recipe, but to you pie bakers out there, try it at home: apple pie baked in a paper bag??? The video makes it look like a slice of heaven! Click here to watch a short two minute clip of this mouth-watering sounding pie!
PLAY BALL!! Let's think spring with this video clip. Some day spring WILL arrive. And there's nothing better than stumbling upon an impromptu ball game in Amish country. Volleyball and softball are among the most popular. Check out this softball game played by Old Order Mennonite youth in Ontario, Canada.
PLAY BALL - VOLLEYBALL! This is a great clip from Mount Hope, Ohio - heart of Amish country - of a Sunday night volleyball game. Looks like great fun! Check it out here.
MINI-DOCUMENTARY: If you have a little more time, this is a 13-minute mini-documentary that a grad student made chronicling the Amish migration into New York State. This really is a well-done documentary, too bad it hasn't been viewed more times on YouTube. Click here to watch!!
Kevin, I have a recipe for "Paper Bag Apple Pie". A friend gave it to me before I was married so that would about 45 years ago. It always turned out wonderful. I would be happy to share it, however the I have read that someone in their infinite wisdom decided that this could catch fire and therefor discouraged use of this method. I have not felt there was a danger if properly watched. Please let me know if you would like me to share it.
Incidentally, we in central Illinois have 4-5" of new snow and now freezing rain. And so it goes--on and on and on.
Mary Etta, always good to hear from you! Yes, do share!:) Sounds great...I hadn't thought about the paper bag catching fire...but I'll keep an eye on the oven! - Kevin
Kevin, We have 3 of our grandchildren this week so has taken me a bit to get to this.
PAPER BAG APPLE PIE
1 unbaked pie shell(I use the deep pie plates)
4 large cooking apples
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp, flour
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
Peel and slice apples. Mix sugar, flour and nutmeg. Toss lightly with apples. Spoon into pie shell. Sprinkle lemon juice over all.
Topping-Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Mix well and cut in butter with pastry blender until it is the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Slide pie into a large brown paper bag. Fold open end over twice and fasten with paper clips. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Split bag open and cool on rack.