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Currently Featured Amish Recipes

Orange Nut Bread

rind of one orange, grated

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

juice of one orange

enough milk added to orange juice to make one cup

1 egg, beaten

1 cup sifted flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sode

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine orange rind, water, salt and sugar and boil for 10  minutes.  Cool.  Add milk to orange juice, then add cooled mixture.  Sift flours with baking powder and soda.  Cut in shortening until mixture is like meal.  Pour liquids into dry ingredients and stir vigorously until well mixed.  Add nuts and blend.  Bake in loaf pan in 350o oven 50 to 60 minutes.

Wacky Cake

Sift together:

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons cocoa

2 teaspoons soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup cookng oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 cups cold water

Preheat oven to 350o. Mix all ingredients well.  Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8 inch layer pans or a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake at 350o for 45 minutes.

Shortcake for Strawberries

2 1/4 cups cake flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425o.  Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add shortening, cutting in with a pastry blender until crumbly.  Stir in egg and milk.  Spread in greased 8 inch round cake pan.  Bake at 425o for 15 minutes.

Note:  Serve topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Delicious Cherry Bars

1 cup nuts

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup coconut

8 ounces cream cheese

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 can cherry pie filling

Combine flour, brown sugar and butter and blend to fine crumbs.  Add coconut and 1/2 cup nuts.  Set aside 1/2 cup crumbs and pack the rest into a 9 x 13 inch greased baking dish.  Bake at 350o for 15 minutes.

Soften cream cheese and add sugar, egg and vanilla.  Spread over hot baked layer and bake 10 minutes.  

Spread cherry pie filling over top and sprinkle with remaining nuts and reserved crumbs.  Bake 15 minutes longer.

Rice Pudding

1 cup rice

1 cup raisins

1 quart milk 

4 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of nutmeg

In a large bowl, mix milk, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg.  Add rice and raisins.  Cook with bowl half submerged in water in a 325o Fahrenheit oven for about 2 hours or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Preserved Children

Take one large field, half a dozen children, two or three small dogs, a pinch of brook and some pebbles.  Mix the children and the dogs well together; put them on the field, stirring constantly.  Pour the brook over the pebbles; sprinkle the field with flowers; spread over all a deep blue sky and and bake in the sun.  When brown, set away to cool in the bathtub.

Frozen Fruit Slush

2 cups sugar

3 cups water

1 six ounce can frozen orange juice, diluted

8 ripe bananas

1 can crushed pineapple with juice

Mix sugar and water, boil 5 minutes.  Cool, add the rest of the ingredients to the syrup.  Sice in bananas and stir  Freeze, then thaw to slush before serving.  Bananas won't darken.


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 Used by permission.

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