Friday, August 28, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Amish Blackberry Butter

Is it true the Amish are exempt from Medicare and Medicaid withholding? What legal basis is used for this?

Medicare and Medicaid are a part of the Social Security system. Old Order Amish believe that if the church is faithful to its calling, many government programs and commercial insurance are not needed. That conviction forced them to testify before Congress because they did not want to receive Social Security benefits. What they wanted instead was the right to look after their own elderly. They were finally given approval, if self-employed, to be exempt from paying the tax. Seldom do Old Order Amish individuals accept Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them. Also, today's recipe is not a canning recipe.

Blackberry Butter - Amish Recipe

Found on thelazydaisykitchen.blogspot

makes one pound of butter 

1 pound salted butter, softened

1/8 cup of honey

1/2 cup blackberries

Whip together butter and honey until fluffy.

Add in berries and mix in short bursts until desired look is achieved. I did not want mine to be completely emulsified, so I "broke" up the berries slightly with just a few turns of the paddle attachment.

If storing in jars, scoop into jar and wipe mouth clean. Cap and refrigerate.

If storing in logs, place a piece of plastic wrap over a piece of aluminum foil the same size. Scoop out butter along length of wrap/foil, folding wrap over butter and rolling into consistent-sized cylinder. Roll up foil around log and twist ends. Refrigerate or freeze.

Recipe from The Lazy Daisy Kitchen.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a tasty recipe. Easy and I like the idea of a log. This would make a nice gift at Christmas.


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