serves 8-10 Swedish Rice Custard 1 qt. milk 1/2 cup rice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Wash rice, cook rice, milk, salt, and sugar in double boiler until thick. Beat eggs and add vanilla. Butter a 2 quart casserole or a pyrex baking pan and pour your combined rice … Read more

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New Year, New Recipes! We’re kicking off 2024 with this recipe for a sweet treat. Vera Powell’s Chocolate Crackles 4 sq. unsweetened chocolate 1/2 c. salad oil 2 c. sugar 4 unbeaten eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. chopped nuts 1 c. powdered sugar … Read more

When the holidays roll around it’s good to have some go-to dishes for feeding the family on those busy mornings. Christmas Coffee Ring– The family that submitted this recipe for the Guten Apetit cookbook uses it for their Christmas brunch! Christmas Breakfast Pie – This is perfect to make ahead, then pull out and bake. … Read more

Marzipan is a traditional winter treat in many parts of Europe. Interestingly, the Amana Marzipan recipes do not include almonds or almond paste! It would have been difficult and expensive to procure almonds or almond paste in communal Amana, so the Amana cooks improvised and came up with a delicious variation. Be sure to try … Read more

Tired of your usual Christmas cookies? Why not try out one of these recipes from our archives for something a little different? Anise Cookies – In communal cooking days, these licorice-flavored Christmas treats could be made at home and were then baked in the village bakery. Nuss Platzchen / Hickory Nut Cookies – These cookies … Read more

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Even more apple recipes? Yes, we still have some of those! Here are a few more that didn’t fit neatly into the categories that we used in previous weeks, but that are tasty nonetheless. Apple Potatoes Cinnamon Apples Apple Salad See our previous apple recipes here: Week 1 – Pies & Crisps Week 2 – … Read more

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In week number four of our roundup of apple recipes, we’re going to focus on fritters! They might not be the first thing you think about when you have apples, but they sure are a tasty way to prepare them! They were also a food that was prepared and served in the Amana Colonies villages … Read more

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We’re continuing our apple recipe roundup this week with cakes! Apples are not just an addition, but take the focus in each of these recipes. While each is different, all will turn out moist through the addition of some kind of sauce. Apple Cake With Sauce French Apple Cake Raw Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

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This week we’re continuing our apple-related recipes. Fall is the perfect time for fresh-picked apples. Apples that don’t come from a store may be more likely to have brown spots, holes, bruises, or other issues. However, those imperfect apples are perfect for applesauce! Here are some recipes that can help you turn your apples into … Read more

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Apfelfest is this Saturday in the Amana Colonies, and what better time to link you to some of our apple recipes?! Looking back through our archives, we found we’ve posted SO many recipes that use apples. So we’re going to spread them out over a couple of weeks instead of putting them all in one … Read more