A warm, welcoming kitchen, delicious homemade food, gathering for meals at the table, pies and warm soups… All lovely things the Amish are known for. The kitchen is the heart of their homes. And they have some of the best tricks. So today we are sharing some Amish kitchen tips that will help you with things in your own kitchen.
Make It Simple
Don’t get things complicated with unnecessary ingredients. Simple recipes with a handful of ingredients make it easier to get good results.
Soften Rock Solid Brown Sugar
Break up rock-solid brown sugar by placing in a bag with a piece of bread or apple. Let stay for a while until sugar is soft again.
Canning is an important part of Amish lifestyle. But it can be overwhelming to get it all done on time. Don’t wait on all the crops to be ready to start canning. Start your canning when the first crop is ready. And continue along as each crop comes in. By winter, you will be all done and ready to enjoy your canned goodies through out the year. Or even for years to come.
Make The Perfect Bread
To make your homemade bread golden and soft with a crispy crunch, brush your dough with melted butter before baking.
Extend The Lives Of Cookies And Treats
To keep your cookies and treats fresh without refrigerating, keep in an air-tight container with a slice of bread.
Make More Than You Need
Be a prepared cook and make more than the amount you expect to be consumed. Someone might just ask for seconds. Or you might end up with an extra mouth to feed. If this happens, you don’t want to be placed in a sticky position to be preparing more food while others are at the table enjoying their meal.
Celebrate In The Kitchen
The kitchen in an Amish home is usually the main gathering place. So make it warm and welcoming and celebrate special life events with food.
Learn From The Best
Amish young women are usually taught the art of canning, cooking and baking by their mothers, older family members and even friends. If you want to become a master at your kitchen endeavours, seek advice from those who have already mastered what you are trying to learn. Visit friends or family members, and watch them canning. Help with the process too. The best way to become good at canning, cooking or baking is to learn hands on from the masters. Consider these experiences your free kitchen classes.