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Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook: Desserts

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This superb collection of dessert recipes—from bestselling author of Amish fiction Wanda E. Brunstetter—will transport your taste buds to the slow lane, where life is meant to be savored and appreciated. You’ll be delighted with this wunderbaar gut (wonderful good) volume, as you open your heart (and kitchen) to the delicious desserts and simple ways of the Plain People.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by DayMaker
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Laurie Carlson
Wanda E Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook Desserts by WandaBrunstetter

This book is a delicious collection of delectable, tastysounding, homemade desserts worth making. They are collected by Amish friends of Wanda Brunstetter's,the author. I wrote down several recipesto put in my recipe book as keepers! Iwant to try these out for myself. Thedesserts in this cookbook are an assortment of goodies you can make with ingredients/staplesyou probably already have in your cupboards. This is an excell
Jun 06, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it
While this post will be published June 1, I actually wrote it the Saturday after Easter--the publisher doesn't like reviews coming out too long before the publication date. In any case, I went to Weight Watchers this morning, and, for the first time since January, had a weight gain. One reason I'm sure is that I made a version of one of the recipes in this book (though I did lighten it up with fat-free Cool Whip and fat-free cream cheese). The other reasons I'm sure had to do with jelly beans an ...more
Jul 17, 2011 Jodie rated it really liked it
Just in case there was any question remaining...I love most any book that is about the Amish or contains Amish recipes, prayers, insight, etc. This recipe book did not let me down. I will say that I'm not sure all of the recipes will conjure up an image of the Amish, except for maybe the simplicity of some of them. I love recipe books that have recipes containing only 2 or 3 ingredients! You just can get much easier than that! For example, Ice Cream Jell-o calls for only two ingredients, and I b ...more
Jun 14, 2015 Belle rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is my first experience with the Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbooks. There are some great recipes here, even though some of them don't seem especially Amish. Take the Granny Smith Apple Dessert: it has Mountain Dew in it! This challenges my expectations of authentic Amish food!

The recipe directions are clear (with the exception of whether the recipe calls for salted butter or unsalted butter) and user-friendly. There are no calorie listings, serving sizes, or anything like that
Jul 25, 2011 Katie rated it liked it
I'm not really sure what our complete curiosity that comes with anything Amish for those of us who aren't, but I was really looking forward to some great old timey desserts when I opened this book.

Inside I found quite a few standard dessert recipes, several of them had margarine in them, which was surprising (don't the Amish churn their own butter?). The inclusion of margarine made me cringe, but I thought that perhaps there would be some really exceptional rarities found within the pages of thi
Jul 17, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing
I felt the best way to review a cookbook was to test the recipes.

I made the Apple Dapple Cake and Key Lime Pie.

Both recipes took very few ingredients and they were both easy to make. Very little time

was needed in the preparation.

We belong to a home church and each Sunday we have a potluck after the service.

We made these desserts for that potluck.

I was afraid the cake would not make it there. It is one of those foods that is easy to slice

an inch off a time and eat. And the family was doing a goo
Feb 17, 2014 Sallee rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this cookbook as it was full of information on the different Amish communities and the recipes were simple and sounded delicious. I know I will enjoy making some of these and sharing them with my family.
May 30, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
What a delightful accompaniment to Wanda Brunstetter's wonderful books about the Amish...Wunderbar Gut Desserts From The Heart of Amish Country! This cookbook is beautifully illustrated with photographs of the Amish life as well as mouthwatering pictures of the desserts. Mmmm...Shoofly Pie, Apple Pandowdy, Magic Cobbler, Strawberry Divinity...the list of delicious Amish desserts goes on and on.

The book contains the following chapters:

Cookies and Bars
Ice Cream, Toppings and Frozen D
Maureen Timerman
Jul 05, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
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I enjoy looking at this book over and over. The recipes are wonderful, and the enticing pictures are great...and mouth watering! Love the beginning of the book with the short story about the Amish and Mennonite History.
As it says in the book "Wunderbaar Gut (Wonderful Good) Desserts from the Heart of Amish Country!"
There are collections of Cakes, Candy, Cookies & Bars, Ice Cream, Toppings & Frozen Desserts, Pies, Puddings & Cobblers, and Other Desserts.
There are so very many wonderfu
Mar 17, 2016 Fran rated it liked it
Shelves: amish, cookbook, recipes
This is a good book of recipes but many aren't as "Amish" as the ones in the The Amish Cook's books. But still, there are some good ones.
Gail Welborn
Dec 03, 2011 Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing
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Wanda E, Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook: Desserts, Daymaker, 2011, 160 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1616262921, $16.99

In the weeks before the holidays I look for and experiment with new recipes. Successful easy-to-make recipes (that everyone wants more of) are then added to my “keeper” file and become part of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

Best-selling author, Wanda Brunstetter’s new Amish dessert cookbook, with lavish photographs of mouth-watering recipes, thoughts, quotes and colorf
Marathon County Public Library MCPL

As I paged through this book, I found dozens of recipes that I want to try. Cake, cookies, candy, pudding, pies, cobblers, bars and ice cream recipes are featured with easy-to-read instructions and ingredients you have on your kitchen shelves. The color pictures are a perfect accompaniment. "Wunderbar Gut."

Paula L. / Marathon County Public Library
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Tracy Morton
May 08, 2014 Tracy Morton rated it it was amazing
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Great recipes for both classic and fun recipes.
Jul 29, 2011 Janet rated it really liked it
I just reviewed Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook: Desserts and enjoyed it very much. There are many recipes I am anxious to try and I loved the pictures of some of the food and also of the amish ways, traditions, etc.

I probably would have liked a few more pictures but the ones that were there were very well done.

Off to try to make the Oatmeal Cake now.

Feb 15, 2016 Linda rated it liked it
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Some different recipes, but not as exciting as the review made me think.
Sandra Lewis
Jun 10, 2013 Sandra Lewis rated it it was amazing
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Great recipes to fix.
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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.
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