Amish Recipes

Amish Friends Cookbook

Amish Friends Cookbook

Volume 1

Quick Root Beer

1 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons root beer extract
Warm water

In a gallon jar, dissolve the yeast in 1 cup warm water. Add the sugar and root beer extract with enough warm water to dissolve thoroughly. Stir until dissolved. Fill the jar with water and let set in the sun or a warm place for several hours or until strong enough. Cool. This can be made in the morning and ready to drink by noon.

Hay-Time Switchel

2 cups sugar
1 cup molasses
1/4 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 gallon water

Heat ingredients in 1 quart of water until dissolved. Add the remaining water, chill and serve. Makes 1 gallon.

Lemon Shoofly Pie

Lemon Shoofly PieIngredients for crumbs:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening or butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and work together like crumbs.

Ingredients for filling:
1 egg
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 lemons, strained
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup boiling water
1 unbaked pie shell

Combine all the ingredients together and pour into an unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle crumbs evenly on top of filling. Bake for 45-60 minutes.


1 large package noodles
3 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 loaf of toasted buttered bread crumbs
1 pint (2 cups) peas
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken or celery soup
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles in salt water until done. Fry ground beef and onions in butter until done. Combine soups, sour cream, peas, meat, noodles, and half the bread crumbs in a large bowl and mix. Pour into a greased baking dish, top with remaining bread crumbs, and bake for 1 hour.

Amish Friends Cookbook 2

Amish Friends Cookbook

Volume 2

Apple Crumb Bread

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda in 2 tablespoons milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples

1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together in a bowl the butter, sugar, and eggs. Add the baking soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons milk. Finally, add in the flour, salt, vanilla, and chopped apples. Pour into a 9 by 5 1/2 inch greased bread pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, butter, flour, and brown sugar that have been combined together. Bake for 1 hour.


1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
1/3 stick paraffin
1 pound powdered sugar
1 stick oleo or margarine, softened
2 cups peanut butter
3 cups Rice Krispies

Melt chocolate chips and paraffin over low heat. Set aside. Combine the sugar, oleo, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies. Form into small balls and dip balls in the melted chocolate and paraffin.

Stuffed Green Pepper Soup

1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
1 pound ground beef, browned
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese
1 pint tomato juice
2/3 cup rice, cooked
1/8 – 1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and cook until the peppers are done.

Wanda helping to bag bread in an Amish kitchen.

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Carrot Loaf

3 cups cooked and mashed carrots
1 onion, minced
1 cup celery, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Sauté onion in butter and add to the mashed carrots. Beat eggs, add milk and bread crumbs. Mix with carrots, add celery and seasonings. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done.

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Overnight Potato Salad

Salad Ingredients:
12 medium size potatoes
12 eggs, hard-boiled
1 1/2 cup celery, chopped fine
1 medium onion, chopped fine

Boil the potatoes whole and put them and the hard-boiled eggs through a grater. Mix together with onion and celery, then add dressing and let set overnight.

Dressing Ingredients:
3 cups mayonnaise or Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/8 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups white sugar
6 Tbs. mustard
3 tsp. salt

Mix the above ingredients together in a bowl and add the desired amount to the potato salad. If there’s too much dressing, save the rest for another salad.

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