Amish Corn Bread

Tim and I went for a drive the other day and we stopped by the Amish General store off of Dovetail Rd. in Loveville. We had a nice drive and a good shopping spree at the General Store. I bought some fresh ground Corn Meal and some fresh asparagus. It was a fun afternoon. Here is a recipe for Amish Corn Bread that I received years ago on one of my shopping trips.


1 cup sifted flour  I sift mine twice to get a better rise while baking. (This is a tip I received from an Amish woman I met in Pennsylvania years ago.)
1/4 cup sugar  or less depending upon how sweet you like your corn bread
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1  large egg, well beaten
1 cup milk
5 tbsp. shortening melted and cooled,I prefer to use Butter Flavored Crisco

Sift first 4 ingredients. Mix in cornmeal. Blend egg, milk, shortening until mixed. Add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Use greased (bottom only) 8x8x2 pan. Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


I hope ya’ll give this recipe a try and please let me know what ya’ll think of it.

Hope all you mothers had a terrific Mother’s Day.

See ya’ll soon.