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Traditional Amish Recipes
By Bill Vincent
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The Best Amish recipes to make great food like the Amish do. If you want homemade food recipes this is for you. From main courses to deserts you can't go wrong.
AMISH BREAD STARTER 2/3 c. sugar 2/3 c. milk 2/3 c. flour 2/3 c. oil 3 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 c. sugar 2 c. flour 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda Combine ingredients in large airtight container with lid. Store at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Stir every day for 17 days. The recipe makes more than the 1 cup needed. But allows for evaporation. Now the starter is ready. For the next 10 days handle starter according to the following instructions. Day 1, receive the starter Day 2, 3 & 4 - stir Day 5, Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk. Day 6 & 7, stir Day 8 & 9, stir Day 10, Add 1 cup flour, sugar and milk. Divide into 3 containers of 1 cup each for friends. After removing the 3 cups of batter, mix in the following ingredients: Using a fork, beat by hand until well blended. Add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional). Grease pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD 1 c. starter 2/3 c. oil 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 3 eggs 1 c. sugar 2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Dash of nutmeg Raisins, nuts, dried fruit & grated carrots (opt.) Combine ingredients. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans, 8 x 3 x 2 inches each. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until dry. AMISH COFFEE CAKE 2 c. light brown sugar 2 c. flour 3/4 c. shortening 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 1 c. hot coffee 1 tsp. soda Mix sugar, flour and shortening until lumpy. Do not mix until creamy. Take out 1 cup for topping. Dissolve soda in hot coffee and add to the flour mixture. Also add egg and vanilla. Spread on sheet pan 9x12x2 inch and sprinkle on topping. This is a thin batter. Bake at 325-350 degrees approximately 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar after baked. AMISH LEMON SPONGE 2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour 1 tsp. salt 2/3 c. shortening 1/3 c. cold water (approximately) FILLING FOR ONE 9" UNCOOKED PIE SHELL: 2 tbsp. butter 1 c. sugar 3 eggs, separated 3 tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. salt Lemon juice & rind of 1 lemon 1 1/2 c. hot milk Measure sifted flour, add salt and sift again. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or two knifes. Sprinkle with water mixing lightly with fork. Press into ball. Makes enough pastry for a 9 inch two crust pie or two shells. Cream butter; add sugar and egg yolks. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, salt, lemon juice, rind and hot milk. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Bake in 400 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes. Serves 6 at 371 calories per serving. AMISH PUMPKIN BREAD 3 c. granulated sugar 1 c. vegetable oil 4 eggs, beaten 1 lb. canned pumpkin 3 1/2 c. flour 2/3 c. water 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. salt (scant) 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1 tsp. EACH: cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg Mix sugar, oil and eggs together. Add pumpkin. Then add dry ingredient and finally water, stirring just until mixed. Pour batter into two (2) greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one (1) hour. Especially good spread with cream cheese.
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