Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Colorado Amish ( 8 Recipes)

We have a place in Colorado in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
Many of our neighbors are Amish.
I have a collection of some of the families favorite recipes.

We are pleased to have the Amish as neighbors.
We were in town for the 4th of July in 2012, the town was having a parade and celebration.
There were several people on the sidewalks selling crafts and food.
We bought many items from an Amish woman selling baked goods and homemade ice cream.
I noticed that the address on her pie box was down the street from us. We had a new neighbor.

She told us that she sells her baked goods on Friday and Saturday at the end of her driveway.
She sets up a table with a can to put your money in when you buy something. It's the honor system at it's best.
The most amazing part about it.... she isn't there!
We went on Friday and Saturday and bought several items.

Here are some of my favorite recipes from our Amish neighbors.

1. Oatmeal Muffins:

1 C Quick Oats
1 C Buttermilk
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 C melted Shortening or Vegetable Oil
1 C Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt

Soak the Oatmeal in the milk for 30 minutes.
Add the Egg and beat well.
Add Sugar and mix.
Add Shortening.
Add Flour that's been sifted with the Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
Fill greased Muffin Tins 2/3 full with the batter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.

Eat warm with homemade Butter!

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


2. Simple Apple Crisp:

5 C Sliced Apples
1 C Flour
1 1/2 C Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 unbeaten Egg
1/3 C Melted Butter
Cinnamon

Put Apples in the bottom of an 8" Cast Iron Skillet

Mix together, until crumbly:
Sugar
Flour
Baking Powder
Salt
Egg
Pour the crumbs over the Apples.
Pour the melted Butter over the crumbs.
Sprinkle the top with Cinnamon.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!

3. Pie Dough:

1 1/2 C Flour
1/2 C Shortening
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 C Hot Water
Make 2 single or 1 double crust.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


4. Apple Cream Pie:

2 Eggs
1 C Sugar
1 C Apples , shredded
1 C Half and Half or Heavy Cream
1 TBS Flour
Salt
Vanilla
Butter

Put Apples in an unbaked pie shell.
Beat Eggs and add Cream.
Mix:
Flour
Sugar
Salt.
Pour into the Egg mixture.
Add some Vanilla
Pour the mixture over the Apples.
Dot the top with pieces of Butter.

Bake at 350 degrees until set.
You can use Peaches or Rhubarb instead of Apples.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


5. Pecan Pie:

3 Eggs, beaten
1 C Light Corn Syrup
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/3 C Water
1 C Chopped Pecans
1 unbaked Pie Shell

Mix together and put into the unbaked Pie Shell.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until set.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


6. Colorado Peach Cream Pie:

4 C Peaches , sliced
1 1/3 C Sugar, separated
1/3 C + 2 Tbs Flour
pinch of Salt
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 C Sour Cream
1/4 C Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
1- 9" unbaked Pie Shell

Place Peaches into a bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 C Sugar.
Let stand while preparing rest of filling.
Combine:
3/4 C Sugar
2 TBS Flour
Salt
Egg
Vanilla

Fold in Sour Cream
Stir mixture into Peaches
Pour into Crust

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes more.

Remove Pie
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Combine:
1/3 C Sugar
Butter
1/3 C Flour
Cinnamon
Place crumbs over Pie

Bake for 10 minutes

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


7. Triple Chocolate Brownie Pie  ( no Pie Crust)

2 Eggs
1 C Sugar
1/2 C Butter. melted
1 1/2 C Flour
1/3 C Cocoa
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 C Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 C Chopped Nuts ( Pecans, Peanuts or Walnuts)
1 tsp Vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Grease an 8" Pie Pan ( use a non stick Baking Spray or Butter/Flour or my Pan Release Mixture)

In a small bowl beat:
Eggs
Sugar
Butter

In another bowl:
Flour
Cocoa
Salt
Add this mixture to the Egg mixture.
Beating until well blended.

Stir in:
Chocolate Chips
Nuts
Vanilla

Spread batter into prepared Pie Pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until set.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!

8. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 C Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 C Butter ( 2 sticks ), softened
1/4 C Sugar
3/4 C Packed Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 ( 3 1/2 oz. ) package of Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 Eggs
1 ( 12 oz. ) Package Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 C Chopped Pecans

Combine:
Flour
Baking Soda
Set aside

Combine: ( in a large bowl)
Butter
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Vanilla
Pudding
Beat until smooth and creamy

Beat in Eggs and gradually add Flour mixture.
Stir in Chocolate Chips
Stir in Nuts ( batter will be stiff)

Drop by heaping teaspoons 2' apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!


















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