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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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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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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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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

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You’ll need an angel food cake pan for this yummy treat! Fluff Cake 9 eggs, separated 1 ¾ cups sugar ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 cup sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla Powdered sugar Preheat oven to 325°. Beat egg whites until foamy; then fold in 1 cup sugar and salt and continue beating until stiff. … Read more

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While you’re out enjoying the Fall weather, be sure to forage for some nuts for use in this recipe: Nuzskuchen / Hickory Nut Cake 2 cups flour, sifted 2 ¾ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 3 eggs, separated ⅔ cup vegetable shortening 1 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup milk 1 ½ cups … Read more

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This week’s recipe has an interesting name! The person that submitted the recipe for the Seasons of Plenty cookbook dubbed it a favorite in the village of East Amana! Three Toes 3 medium potatoes, slice 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable shortening ½ medium red pepper (pimento), diced 1 small onion, diced 1 medium tomato, peeled and sliced … Read more

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Need a break from apple and pumpkin? This new recipe provides a nice alternative for Fall, or any time of year! Reispudding / Rice Pudding 4 cups milk ½ cup rice 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla Cinnamon Stir together milk, rice, butter, sugar, and salt. Pour … Read more