Posts Tagged ‘Dessert’

Sopaipillas

13 January, 2008

  4 c Flour2 ts Sugar1/4 c Shortening or lard1 tb Baking powder1 1/2 ts Salt1 1/4 c Water or more if neededInstructionsSift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Add water and mix until holds together. Knead 10-15 times until dough forms a smooth ball. Cover and let set for 20 minutes. Divide dough into two parts. Roll dough to 1/8″ thickness on lightly floured board. Cut into 3″ squares or triangles. Do not allow to dry; cover those waiting to fried. When ready to fry, turn upside down so that surface on bottom while resting is on top when frying. Fry in 3″ hot oil until golden brown, turning once. Add only a few at a time to maintain proper temperature. Drain on paper towels.

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Grandma’s Pound Cake

13 January, 2008

This is another of my grandma’s recipes 

1 lb powdered sugar1 lb oleo6 eggsTake powdered sugar box and fill it with cake flour½ tsp salt1 tsp vanilla Bake 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Bake in angel food pan 

How to mix

 Put 1 lb. Oleo in large bowl-when soft, mix good.  Then add 1 lb of powdered sugar 1 half at a time.Beat your six eggs with a hand beater and add to mixture along with salt & vanilla.Then add cake flour and beat well.Put in greased cake pan.The more its beat the better. 

Grandma’s 1936 Cake

13 January, 2008

This was found in my grandma’s little “Good Luck Margarine” Book.  It is actually called a Merrette Yellow Cake but I like what my grandma named it. the 1936 Cake.  I love this little book as it has grandmas notes all over it!  Here it is as written in the book, substitute name brands as needed!

  1 cup Jelke Good Luck Margarine2 cups granulated sugar4 eggs3 cups pastry flour3 teaspoons baking powder¼ teaspoon salt½ cup Jelke Good Luck or other Evaporated Milk½ cup water2 teaspoons flavoring           Cream Jelke Good Luck Margarine and sugar, add beaten egg yolks.  Sift flour once, measure, mix all dry ingredients together and sift three times.  Add dry ingredients alternately with the liquids to the margarine and sugar mixture.  Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites.  Pour into a well-greased cake pan or layer tins and bake in a hot oven (375) until done-approximately 20 to 25 minutes.  Cool and frost. 

STREUSEL COFFEE CAKE

11 January, 2008

I used this as a dessert cake but would be wonderful with hot coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter morning.

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2-3/4 cups flour, divided

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup buttermilk*

3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

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1. Preheat oven to 350º.

2. Cream 1/3-cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Combine

2-1/4 cups flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, mixing well after each

addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13×9-inch-baking pan.

3. Bake 20 minutes. Combine brown sugar, remaining 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over cake; continue baking 10 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm. Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

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*Useful Tip: For a buttermilk substitution, mix 1 tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes before using.

Strawberry Christmas Cake

11 January, 2008

This was the cake recipe I used when DD turned 3 and wanted everything Pink!

1 pkg white cake mix

1 cup vegtable oil

½ cup water

½ pakg frozen strawberries

4 eggs

1 pkg strawberry jello

½ cup juice from frozen berries

Soften jello in water

Add all other ingredients and mix or beat on high for 4 minutes.

Pour into 3 9 or 8 inch cake pans

Bake at 350 til done.

Icing

½ stick butter

1 box confectioners sugar

the rest of the strawberries drained.

Beat for 2 minutes.

Spread on layers

50’s Christmas Jello

11 January, 2008

I don’t know which relative gave this to me so here it is!

1 (3 oz) pkg. lime gelatin

2 c. applesauce

1 bottle 7 up (10 oz)

1 whipping cream

1/4 lb marshmallows

1 small pkg cream cheese

Directions:


Heat the applesauce and add the gelatin. Stir till dissolved. Now add 7 up. Pour into a mold and chill till firm. Pour the cream over finely cut marshmallows (or nowadays-use mini marshmallows) and let stand overnight. Then add the cream cheese (to marshmallow/cream mixture) and beat vigorously. (Elecric mixer is best) until well blended. Serve as dressing for above salad. Top with a maraschino cherry for more color.