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Little Rock - Patchwork Quilts, Whoopie Pies, and Amish Romance

Patchwork Quilts, Whoopie Pies, and Amish Romance

(86 reviews)
Author's Home Little Rock, Little Rock, United States
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

What’s it like for an outsider to get an inside peek into the Amish community? Author Tricia Goyer welcomes you into her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She will show you her patchwork quilts, share secrets about the Amish that few outsiders know, and will teach you how to make an Amish whoopie pie. Whoopie pies are made from two cake-like cookies with a cream center. She’ll also share some of the true stories that inspired some of her Amish novels, including one from a woman who was adopted into an Amish family during the Great Depression. Recipe: Chocolate Whoopie Pies 1½ cups shortening 3 cups sugar 3 egg yolks, beaten 3 teaspoons vanilla 1½ cups buttermilk (or sour milk) 3 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt 1½ cups hot water 1½ cups cocoa 6 cups flour Preheat oven at 350˚. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in buttermilk. Add baking soda, salt, hot water, cocoa, and flour. Beat well. Drop by table spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes. Makes approximately 40 whoopie pies. Filling 1½ cups white shortening (not butter flavored) 5 tablespoons milk 3 cups powdered sugar 3 teaspoons vanilla 3 egg whites, beaten stiff Cream shortening and milk. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; mix well. Beat in egg whites until filling is fluffy. To assemble pies, spread a heaping spoonful of filling on flat side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies.


Meet your local guide

Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a best-selling author of over 80 books and an eager traveler. Tricia's travel adventures often start with research for one of her books, yet she's also been known to come up with a book idea just to have an excuse to travel there! Storyteller, history buff and curious adventurer, Tricia loves connecting with people, building friendships and bringing history to life. Tricia has called California, Montana, and Arkansas home. She's lived in Arkansas for ten years and enjoys exploring the area with her family. Homeschooling mom of 10 kids (five still at home!), Tricia believes the best way to learn is through experience, and she's looking forward to help you see her corner of the world in new ways ... and maybe even consider writing stories of your own!"

Tricia Goyer has been guiding since Jan 2021


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Little Rock with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Little Rock. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Emma L.

17 March 2021

Can't wait to try those Woopie Pies

Terry C.

14 March 2021

So interesting learning about the Amish. Thank you

Violet W.

14 March 2021

But that's because I obviously didnt realise the whole trip was going to be a ooking class. Im sure others enjoyed it but I was hoping for more of an insight into the amish history and culture. Seemed to focus quite lot on promoting her friends cookery book.

Linda L.

13 March 2021

This was interesting but I would have preferred it to consentrate on just one thing not back and forth

Cathy Y.

13 March 2021

Wonderful


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