Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Amish Recipe ~ Plain and Simple

Hello dear readers. I'll be coming out with an Ebook with Trestle Press called The Amish Knitting Circle. It will be a monthly serial following the lives of six women in Smicksburg, PA. It all starts one day when Granny Weaver spins her wool and sees the fibers are stronger when they come together. She thinks of five women who are unraveling, so she starts a knitting circle to bring them together.  I'll take you on a journey with these six women through an Amish year filled with their seasonal activities. Since November is their wedding season, I thought it fun to start there.
At the end of the book, due out Mid-September, is a recipe. As a mother of 4 preschoolers, long ago, I needed a quick and easy dessert. An Amish lady in NY said Cinnamon Flop was my answer. I call it the lazy way of making cinnamon rolls. They taste the same but made in no time. Little hands love to poke the dough too….

                                                Cinnamon Flop

3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
 1 1/2 cups sugar
 2 eggs, well beaten
 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons baking powder
 1 cup milk
 1 cup light brown sugar
 1/4 cup butter
Cream butter with sugar.
Beat in eggs.
Sift flour with baking powder and add alternately with the milk.
Pour into well-buttered 9-inch pie plate.
Sprinkle top with brown sugar, dot with butter, and sprinkle with lots of ground cinnamon.
Bake in preheated hot oven (375° F.) for approximately 30 minutes.

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