Saturday, April 4, 2015

D ~ Desserts

Desserts used to be an important part of Amish life while I was growing up. Every meal ended with dessert, including breakfast where pie, cakes, and cookies were enjoyed with cereal or a cup of tea.

Saturday afternoons used to be spent creating a variety of desserts, because a typical Sunday dinner ended with a big dessert course. You never knew who might be stopping by, and you didn't want to be caught unprepared.

 Cake and fruit was the usual way of starting dessert. Bars, brownies, and cookies were often included in this part. Once everyone had finished that, it was time to serve pudding, which was often some elaborate creation. The final option used to be several kinds of pie.

Love for dessert is evident in Amish cookbooks, where the majority of the recipes will be for desserts.

10 comments:

Elizabethd said...

I recently bought an Amish cook book and the desserts look delicious.

LivingforGod said...

I love desserts but I try to be careful because I need to lose weight. Do the Amish have to deal with obesity or diabetes? I'm just curious.

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Betsy said...

I love desserts too but have to watch what I eat. I imagine a lot of those calories are worked off during a normal day of living.
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A Katy Did Gig said...

It is always interesting to read of other cultures. Glad I stopped in on my bouncing around the A-Z. Deserts are my favorite also. Just love having a good sweet to finish off a meal.

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J Hanna said...

I love how the Amish enjoy their sweets but are quite lean and healthy. it is because of their active lifestyle and eating real food. There is nothing wrong with sugar once and awhile. The Amish are proof of that.

A Joyful Chaos said...

The majority of them are delicious!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Some do.

Living the Amish lifestyle is a lot more active, and easier to keep weight off. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Yes, they do burn more calories on an average day than non-Amish do.

A Joyful Chaos said...

They can be a nice way to finish a meal. We kind of got away from it though since leaving the Amish.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Agreed.