The Amish Sweet Tooth

The Amish are well-known for their desserts–especially pies. Pastry-making is an acquired skill, and Amish girls learn early how to turn out a good pie. The trick to good crusts is to measure carefully and handle quickly and gently.

Amish church services last several hours, and for young children the seemingly endless sitting on backless church benches can be trying. Mothers know this, so sometime during the service a plate of cookies will be passed around for the youngsters. A cookie definitely helps to quietly pass the time.

(Thanks to Georgia Varozza and The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook for this “sweet” insight into the Amish.)

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