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Currently Featured Amish Recipes

Fruit Cake

1 pound dates

1 pound shelled mixed nuts

1 pound walnuts

1/2 pound dried cherries

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup brown sugar

4 large egss

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375o.  Mix fruit and nuts in bowl. Sprinkle flour, sugar, salt

and baking powder over fruit and nuts.  Mix well.  Add beaten eggs and mix.

Bake at 375o for 1 hour.

Chocolate Crunch

½ cup butter (melted)

½ cup light Karo syrup

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups quick rolled oats

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

2 cups miniature marshmallows

 

Mix butter, Karo, sugar, salt, vanilla and rolled oats and

spread into a buttered pan with a damp spatula. Bake at

400o for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle top with

chocolate chips and marshmallows. Return to oven and

bake for 3 more minutes.

Haystacks

2 cups sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 cup milk

1 stick butter (1/2 cup)

pinch of salt

1 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a 2 quart saucepan, place sugar, cocoa, milk and butter.  Bring mixture to a boil, stirring to combine.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop by heaping teaspoons onto waxed paper.  Allow to cool before removing from paper.  You may cool Haystacks quickly by placing in refrigerater.

 

Tea Rolls

1/4 cup warm water

3/4 cup scalded milk

1/4 cup shortening

1 egg

1 1/2 packages dry yeast

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups flour

Mix yeast nd warm water and let stand. Mix sugar, shortening, salt and egg.  Pour hot milk over mixture and let cool.  Add yeast, water and flour.  Roll out on floured board and spread with the following:

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar or white sugar

Preheat overn to 350o.  Roll up and form one ring.  Make cuts about 1 1/2 inch wide all around with scissors.  Bake at 350o about 30 minutes.

 

 

Frosted Raisin bars

1 cup raisins

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup oleo or butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil; let boil 5 minutes.  Cool. 

Add:

2 cups flour

3/4 teaspoon soda,

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

dash of salt

Mix together and spread in 10 x 15 inch pan.  Bake 25 minutes at 350o.  When cool, frost with icing made with 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk to make spreading consistency.

 

Amish Dressing

1 loaf bread, diced and toasted

4 eggs

1 medium onion, chopped fine

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/2 teaspoon thyme

3/4 cups diced potatoes

2 cups diced chicken

1/2 cup diced and cooked carrots

3 stalks celery, minced

milk or chicken broth

Put eggs in bowl and beat.  Add salt, pepper, sage, and thyme.  Mix.  Add 2 cups milk, onion, celery, potatoes, diced chicken and carrots.  Add bread crumbs and enough milk to moisten well.  Substitute one cup chicken broth instead of milk if desired.  Bake in well-greased 9" casserole at 350o.

The Amish Way cookbook, compiled by Adrienne Lund, published by Jupiter Press, copyright revised edition 1994. Adrienne Lund is the author-publisher of nine Amish cookbooks and a children's book about the Amish way of life. Her books are available in our gift shop and in our online store. Visit her website at amishwaycookbooks.com. Used by permission.

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