Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Snippets & Snatches....cloudy...rain on the way...74*

This is one of my Granddaughters favorite poems......................and one of our favorite recipes!

                            Her First Cake....

She measured out the shortening with a solemn air.
 The sugar and milk also...
then she took the greatest care
to count the eggs correctly and to add a little bit
of baking powder which you know, beginners oft omit
She stirred it all together, then she baked it one full hour
But she never quite forgave herself..........
        for leaving out the flour!
                                                                                                                Author unknown
Old fashioned coffee cake

1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
4 T. Margarine
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plain yogurt
6 T. Milk 
1 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Molasses
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
 1/2 cup chopped pecans OR walnuts
4 Tablespoons Melted margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 T. coffee (or milk)
For the cake, combine sugar, butter, yogurt, milk and egg , beat well. Add flour & baking powder, mix well, spoon into a well greased 13 X 9 pan.
For topping, place sugar and molasses in a bowl and using a fork or electric beaters mix until all molasses is incorporated and sugar is evenly colored.
Add remaining ingredients in order given and mix well.
Evenly sprinkle over top of the cake and bake at 365* for 20-25 minutes, until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
For icing mix powdered sugar, and vanilla, and just enough coffee to make a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cake and serve immediately.
Making your own brown sugar only takes a minute and the flavor is so much richer you won’t mind the extra few minutes it took to make it. If your prefer a milder taste you can use Sorghum instead of the molasses for a ‘light’ brown sugar flavor!

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