This week’s recipe requires only three ingredients and 15 minutes of baking time:

Blasen Confekt (Kisses)

1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
½ cup almonds, ground
1 egg white, stiffly beaten

Fold in sugar and almonds into beaten egg white and drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheet lined with oiled paper. Bake 15 minutes in 300 degree oven.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.