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PA Dutch Cooking Recipes

I bought this PA Dutch Cooking Recipe book on eBay. I was actually looking for an old Amish cookbook, but they were all pretty pricey, so I thought I would try this one, and I'm glad I did. I love it because the recipes are so simple and easy.

It was copyrighted in 1978, and has cute illustrations by Howard Imhoff, throughout the book.

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Here's page 1, and pages 2 and 3 have the history of Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking. Page 2. The page is faded on the right, that was done when they printed it unfortunately. Page 3 is called "The Standing Market," which is a story of what it was like to go grocery shopping in the Colonial Days.

Below are the rest of the booklet, in order of pages. The recipes are really simple, and I've already made a couple of them, like the Hamburger Dinner, which turned out great.

Here's the Index to the Content of the booklet... Index Page 1... Index Page 2

Soups and Noodles

Page 4: Chicken Corn Soup; and Potato Soup (Gruumbier Suupe)

Page 5: Dutch Country Bean Soup; Corn Chowder; Philadelphia Pepper Pot; Egg Balls For Soup

Page 6: Beef Soup with Dumplings; Chicken Noodle Soup; Corn Soup with Rivels; Salsify or Vegetable Oyster Soup; Split Pea Soup

Page 7: Vegetable Soup; Egg Noodles; Meat Filling for Noodles; Spinach Filling for Noodles; Dumplings (Spaetzle)

Meat and Main Dishes

Dutch dinner tablePage 8: Schnitz un Knepp; Sauerbraten

Page 9: Pork and Kraut (Speck un Kraut); Dutch Meat Rolls (Boova Shenkel); Liver Noodles (Leberknoedel); Pennsylvania Dutch Beef with Onions

Page 10: Beef Pot Pie; Baked Spareribs and Sauerkraut with Dumplings; Dutch Country Meat Loaf; Weiner Schnitzel (Veal Cutlet); Sausage Patties

Page 11: Mock Duck; Meat Pie; Hamburger Dinner; Stuffed Peppers; Stuffed Acorn Squash

Page 12: Schnitzel Meat; Scrapple; Ham and Green Beans; Hog Maw; Souse

Page 13; Dutch Cabbage Rolls; Ham and Noodle in Casserole; Also read about the Barn Raising

Page 14: Pork Pot Pie with Dumplings; Horseradish Sauce (for boiled or Corned Beef); Creamed Cabbage and Dried Beef; Dutch Noodle Cheese Ring; Chicken Pot Pie

Page 15: Chicken Fricassee; Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Oyster Pie; Chicken Baked in Cream; Duck un Kraut; Potato Filling for Fowl

Vegetable Dishes

Dutch familyPage 16: Home Baked Beans; Baked Lima Beans; Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Page 17: Seven-Minute Cabbage; Potted Red Cabbage; Sweet and Sour Celery; Corn Oysters; Lancaster County Baked Corn; Corn Fritters

Page 18: Parsnip Patties; Fresh Peas and New Potatoes; Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples; Hashed Brown Potatoes; Dutch Potato Croquettes

Page 19: Scalloped Potatoes; Scalloped Tomatoes; Sweet and Sour Beets; Also an illustration of a market.

Page 20: Fried Tomatoes; Fried Eggplant; Scalloped Spinach; Schnitzel Beans; Sweet Potato Croquettes


Page 21: Pennsylvania Cole Slaw; A Good Pennsylvania Dutch Salad Dressing; Grandma's Salad Dressing

Page 22: Hot Dutch Potato Salad; Pepper Cabbage; Hot Slaw; Dandelion Salad

Page 23: Bean Salad; Cucumber Salad; Beet and Apple Salad; Fruit Salad Dressing; Deviled Eggs

Pancakes and Fritters

Page 24: Old-fashioned Flannel Cakes; German Egg Pancakes; Corn Meal Griddle Cakes; Fried Corn Meal Mush

Page 25: Potato Pancakes; Apple Ring Fritters; Sour Cherry Fritters; Peach Fritters; Corn Fritters

Coffee Cake and Rolls

Dutch outdoor bake oven"Baking day was important to the Pennsylvania Dutch house wife. From the big outdoor bake-oven, she produced plump, golden-crusted loaves and rolls, coffee cakes, pies and cakes for her hungry family."

Page 26: Coffee Cake (Kaffee Kuchen); Crumb Cake

Page 27: Sweet Roll Dough; Dutch Sticky Buns; Little Coffee Cakes (Kleina Kaffee Kuchen); Butter Semmels

Page 28: Fastnachts - Raised Doughnuts

Page 29: Potato Doughnuts; Shoo-Fly Pie; Crullers; Funnel Cakes (Drechter Kuche)

Page 30: Quick Coffee Cake; Grandma's Crumb or Sugar Pie; Tangle Britches (An old York County recipe)

Page 31: Bran Muffins; Johnny Cake; Sally Lunn; Bacon Muffins; Blueberry Muffins

Cookies and Small Cakes

Page 32: Sugar Cakes; Sand Tarts; Dutch Almond Cookies

Page 33: Almond Macaroons; Pfeffernusse; Hickory Nut Kisses; Walnut Kisses; Walnut Rocks

Page 34: Moravian Christmas Cookies; "Belsnickel" Christmas Cakes; Lebkuchen; Anise Cookies; Christmas Butter Cookies

Page 35: Ginger Cookies - Gingerbread Men; Cinnamon Waffles (Zimmet waffles); Moravian Dark Cookies; Fruit and Nut Cookies

High Cakes

Page 36: Apple Sauce Cake; Grandmother's Molasses Cake; Nut Cake

Page 37: Scripture Cake; Spice Layer Cake; Walnut Gingerbread; Sponge Cake

Pies and Pastries

Page 38: Pennsylvania Dutch Sour Cherry Pie; Currant and Red Raspberry Pie; Pastry Hint

Page 39: Funeral Pie; Black Walnut Pie; Lemon Custard Pie; Sour Cream Raisin Pie; Cream Raspberry Pie

Page 40: Schnitz Pie (Dried Apples); Montgomery Pie; Cottage Cheese Pie; Apple Crumb Pie; Apple Butter Pie

Page 41: Pumpkin Pie; Rhubarb Pie; Rivel (Crumb) Pie

Desserts, Plain and Fancy

Page 42: Apple Dumplings; Apple Pandowdy; Apple or Peach Strudel; Pumpkin Custard

Page 43: Cherry Pudding; Cottage Pudding; Rhubarb Pudding; Steamed Fruit Pudding; Peach Dumplings

Sweets and Sours (Dutch Canning Recipes)

Page 44: Apple Butter; Apple and Peach Conserve; Carrot Marmalade; Cranberry Conserve; Ginger Pears; Mixed Fruit Preserves

Page 45: Spiced Cantaloupe; Spiced Gooseberries; Raspberry Rhubarb Jam; Bread and Butter Pickles; Pickled Beets; Red Beet Eggs

Page 46: Chow Chow; Beet Relish; Corn Relish; Pepper Relish; Pickled Green Beans

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Food for thought:
"A woman can throw out as much with a spoon as a man can bring in with a shovel." Dutch Cooking Recipe book.

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