Betty Groff's Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook: Groff's Farm Restaurant
Betty Groff's Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook - Groff's Farm Restaurant features recipes from the restaurant's chef and owner. Dandelion Wine, Apple Fritters, amazing pie recipes, and chicken corn soup, are some of the highlight recipes from this regional cookbook.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 228 pages.
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Compay
Author: Betty Groff
Description: Betty Groff, a tenth-generation Mennonite and lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has gathered together from friends and relatives over three hundred Mennonite, Amish, Moravian, Brethren, and Quaker family recipes to create the definitive book on Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. She is also the owner of Groff's Farm Restaurant, an essential place to sample Pennsylvania Dutch cookery.
Whether it be barn raisings or farm shows, Christmas or Thanksgiving, the day-to-day events and celebrations of the Pennsylvania Dutch were and continue to be inextricably bound up in their food. Fastnacht, "Fat Tuesday," is cause for the wholesale preparation of fastnachts, a delicious fried dough dipped in sugar, while Easter requires the baking of a four-layer coconut cake piled high with seven-minute icing. Crisp October mornings are redolent with the smell of applebutter, while Halloween means making caramel corn and candied apples with cinnamon hearts.
In Betty Groff's Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook, the author seamlessly weaves together the stories behind these traditions with simple, kitchen-tested and family-tested recipes that mirror the bounty of the farming year.
Organized by course, this warm and personal book contains all the classic hand-me-down favorites of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking: Dandelion Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing, Box Panned Oysters, 1-2-3-4 Biscuits, Amish Vanilla Pie, Fried Sweet Potatoes, Sunshine Squash Soup, Moravian Sugar Cake, Chow Chow, Watermelon Rind Pickles, and many more. In addition, the recipes have been reworked with an eye to limiting their salt, cream, and butter content while preserving their homemade goodness.
A book rich in history and infused with the love of company and of food well made and well enjoyed, Betty Grqff's Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook will be the cook's constant reference to this very American cuisine.
Condition: Good condition. Very faded light spot on exterior of pages.
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