Back by popular demand: The Puffed Wheat Cake Recipe- The Ultimate Menno Treat!

Mennonite puffed wheat cake. The ultimate faspa treat!

You’ve never heard of Menno puffed wheat cake?! This Canadian Mennonite treat was the highlight of many a Sunday faspa. So it’s Canadian, eh? That’s right! This faspa food tradition actually began in Red Deer Alberta Canada and was first made by a candy maker by the name of Alan J. Russell.  Although not “invented” by Mennos, it quickly became popular with thousands of Mennonite housewives across the prairies. It became the quintessential faspa treat!

So why was it so popular among Mennonites? This sweet treat was cheap, quick and easy to make. Just the kind of recipe that you needed when you suddenly found out that jast were coming for faspa.

Here's Taunte Leina's puffed wheat cake recipe that she always made for jast and special occasions.  It's best to let it sit for at least 2-3 hours before cutting into squares.  Make a batch!  You never know when jast might show up! :-) And puffed wheat cake is a lot sheeper to make than it is to buy Little Debbie Cakes!

 Menno survey.  Name a TV series that most Mennonites have watched. ? Here are the top 8 answers.  Thanks to everyone for guessing and having some fun!

#1 The Watons

#2 The Beverly Hillbillies

#3 Little House on the Prairie

#4 Dukes of Hazzard

#5 Eight is Enough

#6 Days of our Lives

#7 Highway to Heaven

#8 Bonanza

Remember those awesome Mennonites dishes that mom made?!  Well they ALL here in the classic cookbook that made Mennonite food famous! Makes a great gift idea for helping the younger generation to keep the food traditions alive!

Enjoy some interesting articles from the Mennonite Enquirer!

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