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This recipe we’ve featured from the Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking book is from after the Great Change. But as the note below explains, it’s still just as much a part of Amana history as the older recipes! Mrs. Moershel’s White Chocolate Cake ⅓ pound white chocolate, broken into chunks ½ cup water 1 cup butter … Read more

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We’ve got one more cookie recipe to share to finish off the month of January on a sweet note! Drop Cookies 4 eggs, beaten until frothy 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted 3 ½ cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raisins (or coconut or … Read more

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Last week we posted the white version, and this week we’ve got the brown version of this non-almond Marzipan recipe: Braun Marzipan / Brown Marchpane 4 eggs, beaten 10 to 15 minutes 2 cups brown sugar ⅓ cup granulated sugar 3 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon … Read more

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Check out this recipe for a non-almond version of traditional Marzipan. This week we’re featuring the white version of this recipe, but be sure to check back next week for the brown version! Marzipan / White Marchpane  4 eggs, beaten 10 to 15 minutes 4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking … Read more

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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