September 11, 2015

Gather Around the Amish Table by Lucy Leid

I received this book from Litfuse Group in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: September 1. 2015
Number of pages: 272
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbook

Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks.

Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to "stir by hand" that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.

These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: "Bake someone happy!"

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What did I think of this book:
I enjoyed this book. It was nice to read the stories that went along with some of the recipes. Another thing I like is that everything was made from scratch and they had to adapt the recipes for the book. Meaning the recipe would say add enough of this to taste and cook until done. So each of the recipes had to be tested so they could come up with the right measurements and cooking times. I tried three of the recipes from this book and they were each a hit. We had Huntington Chicken - it was like homemade macroni and cheese with chicken mixed into it to make a meal. Very good. The other two recipes I tried were Moist Chocolate Cake and Richmond Frosting. - the cake was super moist and the frosting extra smooth and chocolatety. I liked that they were sweet but not overly sweet, just right. I look forward to trying out many more recipes in this book. A must have cookbook for your kitchen. 

About the author:
Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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