Saturday, December 14, 2013

Prune Cake

1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
2 Eggs

1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 c buttermilk
3/4 c chopped cooked prunes

Preheat oven 375.
  1. Take dried prunes and cover in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat.   Let sit while you make the cake.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar well.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well
  4. Sift in flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves
  5. Add buttermilk and mix throughly
  6. Mince prunes and add.  Mix well
  7. Pour into 2 8' inch round pans that have been buttered and floured and bake for 35 minutes.

Frost with lemon butter frosting when cool.

Honey Cloud Pancakes

To make a single serving pancake you will need:
  • 1 large egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup of warmed milk
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour (plain will do too)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Soft fruits (I use frozen blueberries)
  • Honey
  1. Heat the oven to 400°
  2. Heat a small 6″ oven proof frying pan on medium.
  3. In one bowl whisk one egg white until it is white and peaky
  4. To make the main batter, in another bowl, mix the the other whole egg with flour, salt, honey, and vanilla then whisk in the warm milk
  5. Gently fold the egg white into the batter with a metal spoon
  6. Melt one tablespoon of butter in the hot pan
  7. Pour the batter in and cook on  for a few minutes until starting to set at the very edge
  8. Sprinkle some fruit on top
  9. Bake in the oven for 7 minutes until puffed up and golden
  10. Drizzle with honey


Mommy's Fudge

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 stick butter (4 tbl sp)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Put all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave until the chips are barely starting to melt
  3. Mix and pour into a buttered 8x8 pan
  4. Cut up into squares when cooled

Spritz Cookies

Warm, buttery, not to "floury".

4 sticks of butter (salted)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
4 2/3 cup flour

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolks, almond extract and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients. 
  3. Color dough.  I seperate into 3 even parts and color each differently.
  4. Fill a cookie press with dough and shoot cookies onto a cookie sheet. Decorate with sprinkles.
  5. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven until just beginning to brown around the edges.  Let rest out of the oven for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Makes a crapload of cookies.  (You could 1/2 the recipe if you want.)