I’m not sure where I picked up “The Amish Homestead Cookbook”. I’ve never been to an Amish community or homestead. I think I must have seen it somewhere in Virginia and thought this might be a nice addition to my small collection of cookbooks.
It’s funny. On the inside it says “Dutchland Pennsylvania” and I was wondering about this because a lot of the words in the book remind me of German. It is explained then that the German-speaking people were originally known as the “Pennsylvania Deutsch”, but later that changed to “Pennsylvania Dutch”. The recipes are all very short and have only a small number of ingredients, just like the recipes from the Raleigh Tavern bake shop.
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples
- 6 medium sized sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup sliced apples
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. mace
Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Slice in 1/4 inch pieces. Butter baking dish and put a layer of sweet potatoes in bottom, then a layer of apples. Sprinkle with sugar, salt and mace, and dot with butter. Repeat until dish is filled, having the top layer of apples. Bake in moderate oven (350-f) for 50 minutes.
Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads