Get a Taste of Farm-Fresh Ohio With These Recipes

"Good Morning America" dropped by Gustavus, Ohio, today as part of its Whistle-Stop Tour, and we got a taste of the local flavor. You can too by trying out the recipes below. Find out how they do it out in the Midwest and check out the "GMA" recipe archive for more breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.

Fresh Corn Fritters with Homemade Maple Syrup

1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil
1-2/3 cups fresh-cut sweet corn
Oil for frying

Sift flour, measure next 3 ingredients. Beat egg, add milk and oil, then flour mixture and beat with spoon until smooth. Fold in corn. Let stand 5-10 minutes while heating oil. Fry at 360 deg F (or med high heat on stove). Great with fresh maple syrup.
Courtesy of Red Basket Farm

Amish Apple Dumplings

Pastry:

2 ¼ cups flour
¾ teas. salt
¾ cup shortening
5 Tbsp. cold water

Apples:

6 medium tart apples
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter

Sauce:

2 cups whole milk
2 egg yokes
1/3 cup of sugar
2 Tbsp. corn starch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare pastry as for pie crust. Cut into squares.

Peel and core apples. Place whole apple in center of each square. Combine ½ cup sugar and 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon and fill cavity of each apple with this mixture. Dot with butter.

With water, moisten 4 points of each pastry square and brig opposite points up over apple, overlapping them. Seal well. Arrange about 2 inches apart in 9' x 13' baking pan.

Stir the egg yokes and ¼ cup of milk with a whisk. Mix this strained egg mixture into the remaining milk in a sauce pan. Add the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Whisk in the butter and vanilla just until the butter is completely incorporated. Cool in a refrigerator until it's chilled.

Blend equal amounts of pudding and Cool Whip. Pour over the apple dumpling, and serve.
Courtesy of Mary Yoder's Amish Kitchen

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