We are back again with some fabulous Amish recipes in “Dear Mrs. Yoder: Recipes from an Amish Cookbook”. They are sure to please in both interest and deliciousness. I look forward to delivering to you more unique and yummy, tummy tempting Amish recipes. Enjoy!
Sourdough Griddle Cakes- Mrs. Elton Jr. Miller
- 1 tbsp. yeast
- 2 c. warm water
- 2 c. whole wheat four
- 1/4 c. cornmeal
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. cooking oil
Dissolve yeast in 2 cups water; add sugar to yeast. Add flour and cornmeal; beat well. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. In the morning dissolve the baking powder in water; then mix the rest of the ingredients.
Buckwheat Pancake Mix- Miriam Mischler
You’ll be ready to roof your house after these hearty pancakes… or raise a barn- whatever you’ve got time for!-M
- 8 c. sifted white flour
- 4 c. buckwheat flour
- 4 tbsp. salt
- 3/4 c. baking powder (this recipe has to do some heavy lifting!)
- 3/4 c. sugar
Mix ingredients and store in an airtight container. When ready to use, add 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons melted shortening for each 1 1/2 cups pancake mix. Mix well and fry on a hot griddle.
White Bread- Amelia R. Mishler
WARNING! This bread recipe will make 6-7 loaves!
- 6 c. liquid (all water or 1 cup scaled milk plus water or some potato water) -Go for the potato water!-M
- 1 c. instant mashed potatoes
- 1 c. sugar
- 3 tbsp. bulk yeast or 3 pkg. dry yeast
- 1 c. oil
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 15-18 c. bread flour -Yep, Amelia isn’t kidding, you read 15-18 cups.-M
Pour hot liquid over instant potatoes. Stir in sugar, salt, and oil. Add yeast and enough flour to whisk or beat for a few minutes. Use a spoon to stir in additional flour; then knead until just before it becomes sticky. Let rise once; then form into 6 or 7 loaves. Let rise again. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes.
Biscuits Supreme- Edna Mae Miller
This is my F A V O R I T E biscuit recipe. I make sure to fold the dough over several times making many dough layers to get the pull-apart, butter hiding, yummy biscuits! Enjoy!
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 2/3 c. milk
Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk all at once and stir, just until dough follows fork around bowl Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet in a hot oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 16 medium biscuits.
Schnitz Pie- Mrs. Harry Mishler
Okay, before we get in a fight over is it SCHNITZ or SNITZ, I need you to know that I’ve seen the Amish spell it both ways. I also will enclose this YouTube video and this gal has it spelled both ways… which is kind of crazy. You can view her video here. Basically schnitz is dried apples.
- 1 lb. dried apple schnitz
- 1 qt. cold water
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 3 c. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- grated rind and joice of 1 orange
- pie pastry
Put the shcnitz and the water into a saucepan; cook to a soft pulp. Add cinnamon, sugar, salt, orange juice, and orange peel. Mix well. Set aside to cool. Line a 9- inch pie pan with pastry and fill with the schnitz. Cover top with pastry and cut in several slits. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350° and bake 30 minutes longer.
Friends I am close to running out of space. Stay tuned next week for the last of my Amish recipes… well, at least for a little while. Until next week. Here is to good food, good friends and a great life!
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.