Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes - Experience Authentic PA Dutch Cooking


A lot of Pennsylvania Dutch recipes here in Lancaster County and PA Dutch country are heavily influenced by the Germans who immigrated to this area. The food is hearty and sticks to your ribs; the kind of food that helps sustain the farmers when they are out in the fields all day. And being PA Dutch myself, I think it is where you will find the best baked goods.




Apple or Peach Strudel

  • 6 - 7apples
  • or
  • peaches
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • Mix together cinnamon and 1/2 c sugar. Peel and slice fruit. Layer fruit in the bottom of about a 8" buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with the mixed sugar and cinnamon. Dot with Butter. Then mix together baking powder, flour, salt and the rest of the sugar, then mix in the egg until crumbly. Put this over the fruit. Bake in oven at 350 degrees until crust is brown (about an hour).

    Serve with milk, ice cream or whipped cream.



    Ham and Green Beans

    2 lbs. ham
    1 Qt. of green beans
    about 4 potatoes pared and cut up

    Place ham in Large pot and cover with water. Cook slowly for a couple of hours. Clean Green beans, break them up, add them to the pot, and cook for 30 minutes more. Then add potatoes and cook until done.



    Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook



    Amish White Bread Recipe

    2 cups warm water (110F)
    2/3 cups white sugar
    1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
    1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    6 cups white flour (or 3 cups wheat, and 3 white)

    In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water, add yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.

    Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Work in 6 cups of flour. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in well oiled bowl, and turn once to coat the entire surface of the dough with oil. Cover with a clean damp cotton cloth. Allow dough to rise until double in size. (Mine took about an hour).

    Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into well oiled 9x5 loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

    Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes. When you thump the top of the bread it should sound hollow.For a buttery crust, brush hot loaves with butter. Cool on a rack and enjoy!

    This recipe was compliments of: http://cottagehomestead.blogspot.com (A very neat little blog I think you would enjoy)


    Oatmeal Pie

    4 eggs slightly beaten
    1 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cup molasses
    1 cup milk
    1 1/2 cup oatmeal
    1 tbs melted butter
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 tsp vanilla
    1/2 cup chopped nuts
    2 8" unbaked pie shells

    1. com bin all ingredients. our into 2 unbaked pie shells.

    2. bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

    Recipe is courtesy of Kevin Harwood of amish-recipe.blogspot.com great source for Ohio Amish recipes!



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