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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Welcome our guest, Amanda Flower

Please welcome our guest, Amanda Flower!! 

Amanda is the author of the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, which are set in Ohio’s Amish Country. Her newest novel is A Plain Scandal and fictionalizes the 2011 true crime Amish haircutting scandal. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan for NAL/Penguin and children’s mysteries under her own name for Zondervan/HarperCollins. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.

Amish Blueberry Cake

The Amish are famous for their baked goods, especially their pies. However, I find the idea of making a pie from scratch a little daunting. I may write about expert bakers in my Amish mysteries, but I am not among them. Sometimes I find simple drop cookies to be taxing. When Daryl asked me to stop by Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen to share an Amish mystery, I knew I want to do something simple and tasty.

I not only chose Amish Blueberry Cake because of my personal skill level but because it demonstrates one of the keys to Amish baking and cooking: simplicity. The Amish use simple and accessible ingredients in their food. Amish blueberry cake is no exception. Everything an Amish cook needs for the recipe can be found in her kitchen with the addition of seasonal fresh blueberries picked from her garden or received from a neighbor. Make this recipe for your family, and you are sure to have a treat that both children and adults will just plain love. Enjoy!

Amish Blueberry Cake

½ cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose
3 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup blueberries

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add some of the four sifted with salt and baking soda, blend slowly adding milk and the rest of the flour. Add washed blueberries to batter.

 Pour in a 9x12 baking pan and bake at 325F for 45 minutes. 

Let cool, cut to size, and enjoy!


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