Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Recipes with a Pennsylvania Dutch Twist is a collection of recipes from the mennonite girls in Lancaster County, PA. These are some of their favorite dishes and desserts that they have gathered over the years to share with you. The book includes both traditional recipes and new ones that have been adapted for today’s kitchens. Some old-fashioned favorites include Mennonite Noodles, Fried Apples, and Gingerbread Cookies. There are also newer recipes such as Caramelized Onion Tartlets, Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Sandwiches, and Berry Almond Bars!
This blog post is about mennonite girls can cook. That’s why this long-form content will be a recipe book for the Pennsylvania Dutchmenonites. The recipes are from Lancaster County, PA and they include both traditional dishes and new ones that have been adapted to today’s kitchens. Old favorites like Mennonite Noodles, Fried Apples and Gingerbread Cookies are present in this collection of recipes along with newer items such as Caramelized Onion Tartlets, Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Sandwiches, or Berry Almond Bars!
Now we’ll look at what ingredients you need for these delicious baked goods:
Makes 12 bars – Ingredients:
• ¾ cup butter, softened
• ¾ cup light brown sugar
• ⅓ cup honey
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
• One egg, beaten slightly with a fork in small bowl
<br /> • 13.75 oz all-purpose flour (about two cups) – sifted together with the baking powder and salt before measuring “nbsp;”;chocolate chips to taste for optional topping (I use about 11 ounces). Note: if you want them less sweet, just cut out the brown sugar altogether or reduce it by one tablespoon at most. The bars are still delicious without any added sugars! And this is what makes them great for an on-the-go breakfast or as a snack to pack in the kids’ lunchboxes.
• ¾ cup butter, softened and divided
• ¾ cup light brown sugar (I use one heaping tablespoon or one-third of the total amount) “nbsp;;”½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon • One egg beaten slightly with a fork in small bowl. Note: if you want them less sweet, just cut out the brown sugar altogether or reduce it by one tablespoon at most. The bars are still delicious without any added sugars! And this is what makes them great for an on-the-go breakfast or as a snack to pack in the kids’ lunchboxes. Optional toppings : raisins, pistachio nuts or almonds.
A Pennsylvania Dutch twist has become a part of my household now too and I hope it will be yours soon! All you need to do is grab your ingredients from the grocery store and follow these easy steps:
Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Line an 11×17-inch sheet pan with parchment paper or grease lightly with butter. Step Two: Whisk together ½ cup melted butter and brown sugar in medium bowl until well combined; stir in baking powder, salt, cinnamon. Add egg; whisk vigorously for about 30 seconds until fluffy looking on top with no lumps at bottom. Stir in flour mixture just enough so that all dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in raisins or nuts if desired (see note). Spread batter evenly on pan with a spatula and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until edges start to brown and center springs back when pressed gently with fingertips.
Step Three: Remove from oven; let cool for about ten minutes before turning out onto wire rack, then cutting into squares. Optional toppings : raisins, pistachio nuts or almonds
Note: I added ¼ cup white sugar instead of ½ cup brown as I was going for the more Americanized taste you get at some bakeries – it may be up to your preference what type of sugar you use! The optional topping is also a personal decision that can be made after seeing how the cake bakes!
Mennonite Girls Can Cook: Recipes with a Pennsylvania Dutch Twist
Greetings, fellow mennonites! I’m here to show you the world of Mennonite cooking and baking in my own kitchen. Join me as I make some recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation using only ingredients available during colonial times (or at least before the Industrial Revolution). These are simple recipes made from scratch – no boxed mixes or pre-made convenience foods allowed!
Ingredients for Apple Streusel Pie Recipe: Topping is moistened. Stir in raisins or nuts if desired (see note below). Spread batter evenly on pan w/ a spatula & bake for 25–30 minutes until edges start to brown & center is firm.
Ingredients for Mennonite Walnut Cake: Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add eggs and butter. Add walnuts or pecans on top before baking if desired (see note below). Bake at 350 degrees F until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting with cream cheese icing & decorating as desired.”