Sunday, February 28, 2021
ORANGE ROSEMARY CAKE FROM VICTORIA CLASSICS
Saturday, February 27, 2021
YANKEE PEDDLER'S TEA ROOM VISIT
Friday, February 26, 2021
A TALE OF TWO CAKES
with a Cream Cheese Icing. I only had
a cup of shredded carrots and the recipe
called for 3 cups - but it still worked.
I shared this recipe here on the blog back in 2009 and it is a nice cake for springtime.
Here are the directions:
Combine 6 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 cups sugar and mix well. Add 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 Tsp baking soda and 2 Tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup milk and beat until smooth. Stir in 3 cups of grated carrots or 1 cup in my case since that was all I had and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
I used 3 8" cake pans and baked at
350 degrees for 25 minutes. If you use
2 cake pans it will be deeper so add
10 more minutes.
For the icing mix together 1 8 ounce cream cheese (room temperature) with 4 Tb butter (room temperature) mixed with 1 3/4 cups sugar, 1 Tsp vanilla and 1 Tsp lemon juice
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts on top
Now that was easy wasn't it! And now
for another cake I baked a week or so
ago that has been long consumed:
A LEMON POUND CAKE
and cut up the cake and put just enough
for my husband and I in small cartons.
Of course I also share with my across
the street 90 year old neighbors and
neighbors with kids next door.
this cake made in a Bundt pan.
Monday, February 15, 2021
MAKING YOUR OWN SPECIAL GARDEN SEED ENVELOPES
This winter is definitely colder
for a longer period. We have
lived in Missouri 5 years and this
winter we are having the longest
stretch of cold weather.
It is around zero today.
This week while it was especially cold,
I sat at my kitchen table and made
some seed envelopes. You might
like to make some too this winter while
you are stuck indoors.
is in these 2 books: The Country Diary
of an Edwardian Lady and also
The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady.
photos - I used Pic Monkey for that.
discount and used book sites. They
came out originally in 70's and then
Thursday, February 11, 2021
OUR RECENT ELECTION
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
MISSOURI WINTER BIRDS
In the cycle of life, most people
Saturday, February 6, 2021
CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE OH LALA
I have posted this cake on this blog many times but here it is again because frankly, it is really delicious so I baked one today.
to snow lightly.
1. Melt chocolate in a small bowl over hot water -2. grease and flour 2 size 9" cake pans either square or heart shaped
3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl
4. Beat soft butter in large bowl. Add brown sugar and eggs; beat with mixer at high speed until light and fluffy about 5 minutes
5. Stir in dry ingredients alternately with sour cream until batter is smooth.
Do not boil water too soon as it evaporates fast- stir in boiling water and batter will become thin Pour into cake pans
6. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes- check with toothpick (my convection oven took 25 minutes)
7. Let cool 10 minutes - cut around edge to loosen
Fudge icing: 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, 1 stick of butter, 7 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar, 3/4 cup of milk, 2 tsp vanilla
Combine other ingredients in bowl and then add chocolate mix- beat till ready to ice cake!