3 Amish/Mennonite Style Recipes | Cook and Bake with Me | Lynette Yoder

3 Amish/Mennonite Style Recipes | Cook and Bake with Me | Lynette Yoder



hi guys welcome back today I'm excited to share with you three different recipes that I would consider Amish Mennonite style cooking and the three recipes that I use and love so I'm excited to share them with you guys as you all know most of you I am in tonight and I grew up Amish and so we do tend to have some different ways of cooking we do like to cook rich foods so definitely this is not necessarily a healthy food recipe if you will but I love these recipes and they don't necessarily like go together as far as like making a whole meal or anything but the first one's gonna be potato salad our potato salad is a little different than things that would kind you would buy then the second one is I'm going to be making a poor man's steak my husband loves poor man's steak actually the last two recipes are pretty much some of his favorites so I'm making poor man's steak and this is the recipe I kind of come up with on my own just combining some different things and that sort of thing and the last one's gonna be date pudding my husband did loves date pudding it's his favorite dessert so I'll get into that in a little bit so yeah definitely a random assortment of recipes so at this point looks like I'll be making three if I happen to decide to do something else I will throw that in yet at the end if you're know very love to have you subscribe and join our channel we are living here in Florida and we do lots of home lifestyle related videos all of these recipes will be linked down in the description box which is the little arrow underneath the video title if you don't know where that is so I will go ahead and put all of these here one recipe is my mother-in-law's which I got from permission from her and the other two are kind of ones that I have tweaked and made up to be my own so I hope you enjoy it and go ahead and get started here are the ingredients you are going to need for potato salad I usually take the easy way out and use the country style shredded hash brown potatoes but the key is cooking them in the microwave for several minutes like until they're basically cooked or partially cooked otherwise they're just gonna taste kind of like flat frozen potatoes so you don't have to go through the whole process of cooking the potatoes and shredding them in yadda yadda this is kind of my hack of doing it and the way my mom did it you're gonna need hard-boiled eggs about 12 of them this is gonna make one gallon hard-boiled eggs consult an onion I use Miracle Whip mustard vinegar sugar celery the first thing I'm gonna do is cook my hash browns in the microwave and while those are cooking I'm going to be dicing up my celery and onion okay so I cooked these for around ten minutes and I would say that's plenty long like they're starting to kind of come together a little bit so probably more like eight or nine minutes at least for your normal microwave but one bag only makes six cups so I'm trying to decide what I want to do do I want to make another I think I'm just gonna do the other bag right away and I'll just make a big batch which is what the recipe calls for twelve cups I think so I'm gonna put this in the fridge and let it cool down a little bit while the other stuff is cooking I'm gonna go ahead and make the dressing part of it okay now that it has sufficiently cooled I will go ahead and mix in some of the dressing and then put in the celery the eggs and the onions the dressing I'm not going to put all of it in at once just in case it's like too runny so just kind of do a little bit at a time and mix together my cravings for potato salad have been filled I guess I'm just gonna call it a craving because I've had potato salad on my mind for a while finally today I was like I'm gonna make some so I have plenty I think I'll be taking some to the neighbors hopefully they'll like it but I love this stuff it is so good it has just a little bit of tartness but it's sweet I guess this is you know what I grew up making or like was used to eating it's more sweet and it has a little bit of tartness to it and I'm not saying all Amish people in Mennonites making exactly like this but this is what I was used to and so I'm calling it the Amish or Mennonite style potato salad because I love it and it is something that like I don't make a lot of honestly I haven't usually if I make it it's for like an event or something so it's definitely something that takes a little bit of time but if you do have like an outdoor picnic or you know party or something like that this summer it would go great with like hamburgers hotdogs stuff like that and it's just is so good so if you do try it let me know what you think I would love to know okay so it's a different day a different recipe but the next one's gonna be poor man's steak and to me this is something that might be more common among the Mennonites and Amish but let me know if this is something you guys make as well it's actually one of my husband's favorite dishes and sadly I do not make it very often and I really should because it's actually pretty good so today I'm gonna try and show you guys how I make it I'm kind of coming up with a recipe of my own kind of combining a few things from several recipes and I'm gonna try and give you guys a recipe to use as well this is a little bit of a longer process so saying you want to have like a bunch of people over say Sunday dinner or something like that this would work out well because you can do it ahead of time for mint state usually needs to be refrigerated for at least several hours it's not even overnight or something and I usually like to grill mine really lightly instead of just baking it plain or frying it so I it gives like an extra flavor so I'll just like grill each piece like just a little bit before I'm ready to bake it and stuff so I'm gonna go ahead and show you guys what I do and I will always make sure to have the recipe in my description box as well so make sure you go check that out if you want the actual recipe okay so for the hamburger part of it you're gonna need a ground beef or ground chuck whatever you prefer to use and I have I think around three pounds here you're gonna want probably about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of onion I just chopped some and you're gonna need crackers saltine crackers preferably some salt pepper and some Greek seasoning now the Greek seasoning can sometimes be a little hard to find I found this at Publix in that Walmart possibly has this occasionally I don't know if it'll look like this but in any case it can be a little tricky to find but it does add good flavor this is also good with light green beans and different things like that and then you're also gonna need some milk next thing you're going to want to do after it's mixed you put it in a like a 9 by 13 type of pan just put it in there like flat it should be you know a little sick and then you put it in the fridge for at least several hours or overnight [Applause] so I had him in the fridge since yesterday for noon I couldn't get to them later on in the day then so I just said I'll wait till the next morning so that's what I'm doing now I just mixed up my sauce and I am lightly grilling these not like fully cooked here or anything because you're gonna bake them in the oven as I mentioned so I'm gonna just leave them on one side for a little bit and then flip them and then take them off again and then I'll just pour my sauce and everything on like the hamburger and just kind of like layer it in a pan probably you do about two layers or so I'll just kind of layer that in with it if you'd want to add some mushrooms to it you could I don't really like mushrooms that much but you could if you wanted to and then I'll just bake it and I'll let you know what are like how long it took I just pulled my poor man's steak out of the oven and I baked it for almost an hour at 350 so yeah I could definitely be turned down lower you could do it slower or something like that but that was pulled out of the fridge cold so definitely if you are it depends how long you grill it if you don't reel it very long you would have to bake it you know longer especially if you put it in right away but if you grill it long enough you won't have to bake it extremely long so sorry for all the background noise too the next one I'm going to be making is date pudding this is my husband's favorite dessert I just never make it and it's really not that hard I just need to do it more Thanksgiving that's always a tradition among at least then I sandwich maybe it is wrong you know everyone else too I don't know but any case they always had really good date pudding at their Thanksgiving and meals and so I have permission from my mother-in-law to use her recipe and I'm gonna share it with you guys and I don't know if you guys have made a pudding or not but if you haven't maybe you can give it a try it's really not that hard you do need to buy dates either by the chopped dates I had made it one time where I had to chop them myself and it just gets really gooey and messy so I hope I have enough of the actual chopped dates to use those but you're gonna soak them in hot water and like butter and stuff anyway so they kind of soak up and they're not as dry so it works out pretty well but in any case that's the recipe I'm making this morning so let's go ahead and get started okay so I just have this scribble down a little bit here it is 1 cup dates chopped 1 cup hot water 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon soda then you stir all that together and let it soak for 20 minutes and then you add a cup of sugar 1 egg and 1 cup flour to that and you bake it it's kind of like a cake then you would bake that for I'm not sure I don't know if I have a time for that but you put it in at like 350 and you can kind of tell when it's done and then you have the sauce or the glaze which is 2 cups of brown sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups of water and you bring that to a boil and let it sit and then you add 1/4 cup of butter and vanilla a little bit of vanilla I just kind of you know pour a little bit in so that is the date pudding recipe and then you would layer it with the cake then whipped topping and bananas just sliced bananas and so that is pretty much the recipe it's not very hard it's just there's just a couple steps to it and my husband loves it I made it he thought it was almost as good as his mom's or his aunt so but it is a recipe so you know there's just different ways we put it together probably you know how it goes but in that case he thought it was pretty good see this is what I mean when I use real like medjool dates they just kind of come together I'm trying to kind of cut them but they don't really do very well so while that is soaking I'm going to make my glaze back to the glaze recipe make sure you put a heaping cup of quarts of heaping cups with 1/4 cup of flour in because mine not sure I don't think mine was heaping at all and I actually had a little bit of water form start to mix I could have done flour and corn water too but just make sure it's heaping 1/4 because mine was a little bit thin I'm not sure why I don't remember having it coming from the other time so who knows but in any case make sure you have enough flour in there ok I'm getting ready to mix in the rest of the ingredients to my date part of the cake and then I will put it in the oven at 350 degrees okay so I baked the cake for around 20 to 25 minutes I think and then you just are gonna cut it into small chunks all right here she is guys this is usually how I view it I just kind of layer it with bananas whipped topping the cake and the glaze it's pretty good but yeah this is a hubby's favorite I hope you'll enjoy the video today if you like these kind of videos let me know also you can leave suggestions down below for recipes can't promise that I will make them or that I have recipes original like to me or our family but I can do my best I 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