BEFORE AMISH ANNIE DONUTS
Three years ago, We were introduced to a community of Mennonite Families who we purchased Fall Mum’s from to help decorate our home. They were absolutely beautiful and the compliments we received from friends, families and complete strangers was overwhelming. We immediately wanted to share this with everyone and worked closely with them, allowing us to bring these flowers from their farms to our neighborhood.
This quickly expanded from Fall Mum’s, to Spring Flowers. We were meeting more Mennonite and Amish Families and their talents were like no other.
We soon discovered their talent for Jam making! Wow were they good and people absolutely loved them! We started taking their jams to shows all over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and even Kansas! In fact last year Sister’s Heritage located in the Grand Stand during the Minnesota State Fair, asked to bring them in to sell during the fair under Jams & More. We were absolutely honored!
BEGINNING OF AMISH ANNIE DONUTS
In early 2019, I was talking with my family and I expressed interest in learning to bake donuts and making them for fairs and festivals. It wasn’t more than a month later as we at a small craft fair in Chippewa Falls, WI, an Amish couple, who was selling their hand woven rugs, came up to us and started talking. They were curious about our Jams we were selling and we discussed their products they make with their 17 children and grandchildren. We were fascinated with all they did and the talents they had. At that time, we brought up my interest in making glazed donuts and how I would like to make them for fairs and festivals.
They soon told us how they use to own a bakery and made these delicious donuts all the time! We couldn’t believe how ironic this was. As we continued to express our interest in donut making, I couldn’t believe it when the couple invited us into their home to bake all day long with her daughters. I was honored to have this opportunity to learn side by side with this amazing family, in their farm house in remote Iowa. That was the moment when I knew Amish Annie would be the name of my company.
We have taken a recipe, personally shared to us from a family in a small town, and are sharing it with you.
Our donuts are made from scratch, fresh onsite, raising them in the proofer, deep frying them, dipping them in fresh made glaze and topping them with pure goodness.