About Amish Recipe Box

I grew up in Amish country and have an admiration for the Amish people and their culture. I’ve enjoyed many Amish home cooked meals and I’m sure you will enjoy cooking and eating from the authentic recipes on this website. Please remember, the Amish people often add a pinch here or a pinch there and cook from memory and habit, making it hard to put some of these Amish recipes in writing. Many of these recipes have been passed down from several generations of Amish women, and many of them are from Amish cookbooks written by an Amish lady in Lagrange Indiana, Mrs. Clayton (Louise) Lambright. Her husband, Clayton has a furniture shop on their farm. Clayton, along with the other Amish craftsmen build some of the high quality solid wood furniture known to come out of Amish shops.

Recent Recipes

  • Chocolate Cake

    1 cup sugar ½ cup flour 1-3 cup butter 1 tsp soda 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 squares chocolate pinch of salt 1 cup sour milk Combine sugar, butter, egg, and melted chocolate and alternately add the sifted flour mixture and the milk. Bake at 350° for 30 min. and ice with your favorite ...

  • Date Pudding Cake

    ½ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg beaten 1-3 cup sifted flour (I’m not sure if this is supposed to be 1/3) 1 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp milk ¼ tsp salt 1 cup chopped dates ½ cup chopped nuts Mix the sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk and add it to the sifted flour, ...

  • Graham Cracker Cake

    ½ cup shortening ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs, separated 7/8 cup sifted flour 2 ½ tsp baking powder 1 1/3 cups fine graham cracker crumbs (about 15 crackers) 1 cup milk Blend first three ingredients. Add sugar and cream well. Add egg yolks and beat well. Sift together flour ...

  • Seven Minute Frosting

    2 egg whites, unbeaten ½ tsp cream of tartar or 2 tsp lt. corn syrup 1 ½ cups sugar, finely sifted few grains of salt 5 Tbsp water vanilla Combine ingredients in top of double boiler; stir until sugar dissolves. Place over briskly boiling water. Beat with beater until stiff enough to stand in peaks ...

  • President Eisenhower’s Favorite Cake

    ½ cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup sour milk 2 ½ cups sifted flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp baking powder (rounded) 2/3 cup cocoa dissolved in ½ cup boiling water ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla Sift flour, soda, baking powder, and salt; cream the shortening slowly, beat in sugar, add ...

  • Shortcake

    2 cups flour 4 tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp sugar ½ tsp salt 1 egg, beaten ¾ cup milk 4 Tbsp shortening

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