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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.

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

Recipes

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.

Techniques

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.

Stories

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.

Bonuses

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Instant Free Download of Custom Book With the Recipes and Stories You Want to Keep
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