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This cake would make for a fabulous finish to any winter meal! Schnee Kuchen / Snow Cake 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar ½ cup milk 1 ½ cups flour, sifted several times Juice from 1 lemon 4 egg whites, beaten till stiff Powdered sugar Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly cut together butter and sugar. … Read more

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Here’s a winter-themed sweet treat for you to enjoy: Schneeküchlein / Snow Cakes 6 eggs, separated 6 tablespoons flour 6 tablespoons milk Lard or vegetable shortening for deep fat frying Powdered sugar Maple syrup or fresh fruit Separate eggs and beat egg yolks until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and milk, mixing until batter is … Read more

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This week we’ve got another cookie recipe to help get you through the holiday season. It even includes suggestions for variations! Butter Gebäck / Soft Butter Cookies 8 eggs 3 cups sugar ½ pound (2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted until foamy 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 6 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon … Read more

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Here’s a recipe for a yummy sugar cookie that’s perfect for use in a holiday cookie exchange! Christmas Cookies 1 cup butter, slightly softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, separate 1 of them 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt Colored sugar and silver dragées (optional) Preheat oven to 375°. … Read more

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If you love walnuts, you’ll likely enjoy this sweet treat! Black Walnut Cake ¾ cup butter or margarine 1 ½ cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk 3 cups ground walnuts Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at … Read more

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This week we’ve got another traditional recipe from the Amana Colonies for you to try out, potato pancakes! Kartoffelpfannkuchen / Potato Pancakes 6 medium potatoes, peeled and grated 2 eggs 4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon pepper Melted shortening or lard, ½ inch deep in skillet Applesauce Drain potatoes through sieve … Read more

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This sweet recipe comes from the Schaefer Kitchen House in East Amana, one of the seven villages that make up the Amana Colonies! Chocolate Chip Cake  6 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar ¾ cup flour (Note: measure flour, then sift) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, grated Powdered sugar Preheat oven … Read more

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This recipe provides a good way to use up old bread! Bettelman (Begger Man) Bread Pudding 5 slices bread, at least three days old Butter ½ cup raisins (optional) 3 cups milk ⅓ plus 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch salt 3 eggs, beaten ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch nutmeg Preheat oven to 350°. Toast bread lightly, butter … Read more

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We’ve got something a little different for you this time, a breakfast recipe! And even though they’re called pancakes, this recipes makes something that’s more of a dessert, like a crepe. Pfannkuchen / Pancakes 1 cup milk ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup flour, sifted 2 eggs ⅛ to ¼ cup vegetable shortening, melted Powdered sugar Maple syrup or … Read more

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Here’s another delicious recipe from the Amana Colonies for you to try out! Kartoffelklösse / Potato Dumplings For dumplings: 4 cups peeled, boiled, and riced potatoes 1 ½ cups bread crumbs, browned in butter or margarine 1 egg, beaten 1 large onion, minced 4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon marjoram (optional) ½ stalk celery, minced … Read more