Amish Grandma's Bread Recipes


3 c flour pinch salt lard like a large egg. Mix thoroughly. Add: 2 good tsp baking powder 1 c rather weak milk Mix half of it at a time and roll to 1 inch thickness. Cut and bake in well-greased pan in hot oven.

Corn Bread

2 cups cornmeal 1 cup flour 1 cup sour milk 1 cup sweet milk 1 egg lard-size of an egg 1 tsp soda salt 1 tsp cream of tartar


2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 1 ¾ cups milk 4 Tbsp melted lard

5 medium potatoes mashed fine 1 Tbsp butter 1 tsp salt 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup sweet milk 5 tsp baking powder 5 cups flour

1 ¼ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup sweet milk 4 Tbsp melted lard 3 tsp baking powder pinch of salt vanilla flour

1 cup white flour 6 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup graham flour ½ cup sugar ½ cup coarse nut meats ½ to 1 cup sliced loosely measured candied orange peel 1 egg 1 cup milk Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add graham four, nuts, orange peel. Mix with finger tips. Beat […]

Nut Bread

3 rounding cups flour (not heaping) 4 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk ¾ cup nut meats (scant) (1 ½ recipe makes 2 loaves)

1 cup milk ½ cup shortening ½ cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 cake compressed yeast 3 beaten eggs 4 ½ cups flour Scald milk, add shortening, sugar, and salt. Cool to luke warm; add crumbled yeast and stir until softened. Add eggs, then flour; mix to smooth soft dough. Let rise in greased bowl […]


1 cup mashed potatoes 2 cups potato water 1 cup sugar 1 cake Flieschman’s yeast Mix above at noon, let raise until supper time. Boil following: 2 cups milk ¾ cup lard 2 cups sugar pinch of salt Cool then mix with first mixture. Let raise until bedtime. Then mix like bread dough. Let raise […]

½ c shortening ¼ c sugar 1 tsp salt ½ c boiling water 1 egg, beaten ½ c cold water 3 c flour, not sifted 1 pkg. yeast Pour boiling water over the shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend and let cool. Add the egg. Let yeast stand in cold water 5 min., then add to […]

2 pkg. Fleischmann’s Active Dry Yeast 4 c unsifted flour 1 Tbsp sugar 2 tsp salt ¼ tsp soda ½ c water 2 c milk cornmeal Combine 3 c flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda. Heat liquids until very warm (120-130 degrees). Add to dry mixture. Beat well. Stir in rest of flour to make […]

3 large eggs 2 c sugar 1 c oil 3 c unsifted flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 3 c shredded zucchini ¾ c coconut ¾ c chopped nuts Beat eggs, sugar, and oil together. Add dry ingredients, zucchini, coconut, and nuts and mix until ingredients are moistened. Spoon into 2 […]

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