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Ex-Amish Man's Recipes and Recipe Inventions

List of Amish Recipes & Articles

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Experience a Bit of Amish
Welcome to Amish cooking. Imagine the kitchen, the wood stove and cooking aroma. Read a story. Understand a technique. Make something good to eat with an Amish recipe.


The following Amish recipes, techniques, stories, and bonuses may be put into your own custom PDF book for viewing or printing.


White Chocolate Cream Cheese Cocoa Cookie

No baking. No flour. No eggs. Only white chocolate, cream cheese, and bakers cocoa.
This is an easy-to-make, 3-ingredient, no-bake cookie. Stir ingredients together, shape the mixture into cookies, and let them sit for a few hours.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Dessert

Made With Good Stuff — Cream Cheese, Pumpkin Pie Spice, White Chocolate
It's easy to make. There's nothing to cook. It's yummy. And, no pumpkin needed.

Pumpkin Pie Spice White Chocolate

Scrumptious-er Than You Would Think
Even if you generally don't like pumpkin pie, this white chocolate flavored with pumpkin pie spice is likely get on your "best-tasting candy" list.

An Evolved Oat-flour Pancake

Whole-grain Oat Goodness as a Pancake
Even a perfect Amish-recipe pancake has room for improvement when dietary requirements or personal preferences are invoked.

New Cocoa Candy

Delicious Extra Recipe Spun Out From Another
While testing and perfecting a chocolate-covered chocolate center recipe, one phase of the process made a delicious (not chocolate covered) candy. The recipe is published in the article.

Amish Home-made Pancakes

Go Ahead, Fill a Breakfast Plate From Edge to Edge
Amish recipe home-made pancakes are hearty, healthy, and energizing. Most are easy to make. It's almost impossible to inadvertently make an inedible pancake.

Amish Tomato Gravy

Use Pretty Much Anywhere Traditional Gravy Can Be Used
Good on pancakes, mashed potatoes, biscuits, …

Chocolate Sunflower Seed Clusters

Sometimes Spur-of-the-moment Experiments End up Wonderful
A spur-of-the-moment experiment resulted in something extraordinarily delicious. A chocolatey-sweet result.

Home-made Oat Flour

An Easy Way To Make Whole-grain Oat Flour
How to make home-made oat flour from whole-grain oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats) — with a blender.

Microwave Fudge

Cooking Time Less Than 10 Minutes
Three Ingredients: Chocolate chips, white corn syrup, and cream cheese.

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

One Word: Yummy.
Made with chocolate chips, white corn syrup, peanut butter, and cream cheese. If you like peanut butter fudge even a little bit, … .

Microwave White Chocolate Fudge

Oh, yes, white chocolate fudge!
Made with white chocolate chips, white corn syrup, and cream cheese. This is truly delicious. Make fudge in less than 10 minutes (then let sit for 4 hours or so).


A Requirement for Modifying Recipes

Watching to Learn; Then Doing to Learn
It eluded me for years. Mom showed me how it's done. Yet, I didn't realize the one essential requirement for modifying a recipe until years later.

The Microwave Method to Melt Chocolate for Dipping

Faster Procedure and Less Cleanup
For recipe inventing and testing, I generally use equipment that the traditional Amish lifestyle has no access to — the microwave. It is a faster procedure and less cleanup afterward.


Video - How to Melt Chocolate With an Oven

Sweet Fun!
Kids bored? You bored? Here is something fun. Video comes with ideas for using the melted chocolate.

Video Course - Coffee & Cream Chocolate Candy

A 3-video Course for Ooh-Ahh Flavored Chocolate
The video course describes step-by-step how to make coffee and cream-flavored chocolate. Ingredients: Instant coffee, cream cheese, and chocolate. Result: Delectable


Learning How to Hoe

Little William Learns the Seed-to-harvest Cycle
A little Amish boy — any boy barely big enough to hold onto a garden hoe — is best supervised while learning how to hoe weeds in the vegetable garden. If unsupervised, well, a wonderful outcome may still come from the resulting disaster.

A Fresh Egg From the Henhouse

A Short Cooking Lesson From Mom
This is a 60-year-old memory and I am fairly certain it was a cake Mom was making. If it wasn't a cake she was making, it was something else I was intensely interested in. Certainly it was something that would taste sweet, perhaps cupcakes.

The Ice Man

Summer Ice Delivery for the Ice Box
A little Amish boy's silent connection with the man who brought the ice for the ice box.

The Amish Boy Who Ate Candy

How Much Candy Can the 5-year-old Amish Boy Eat?
This is a story to illustrate why I really, really like to make chocolate-covered candy — so I get to eat it! To bite into it and feel the sweet chocolate sensation fill my entire mouth…

Chocolate-covered Frosting

How a Chocolate-covered Chocolate Frosting Experiment Turned Out (Yummy!)
After cupcakes were decorated, chocolate frosting was left over. There was peanut butter in the cupboard. And there was melting chocolate in the house. Everything was at hand for a taste sensation.

Fudge Story

First, There Was a Mess
(It worked out, deliciously.)


Amish Recipes: Chocolate-Covered Candy

The Amish candy book is here!
The Amish Recipes: Chocolate-Covered Candy book is now available in both electronic and paperback versions. Purchase links are at the end of the book description. Click here to purchase immediately.

Free Custom PDF Book

Instant Free Download of Custom Book With the Recipes and Stories You Want to Keep
This describes how to add recipes, stories, technique, and bonus articles to your book. When you're done adding the pages you want, you can download your custom book right away.

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