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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Remember that Gingerbread Cake I posted about? Well I didn't make it. It sounded good on the 21st but on the 22nd it didn't. So I didn't bake anything.
Then my daughter in law called asking if I had plans for my birthday. I didn't. So she and her daughter brought dinner to me. A lovely beef stew and homemade bread. Talk about delicious!!! Oh my! This little gal can cook and bake!!!
She also brought a pan of brownies and vanilla ice cream. So after the stew had settled a bit, she and I put together Brownie Sundae's, like this. A brownie in the plate first then a scoop of ice cream, then liberally drizzled with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream piled high and a marachino cherry on top. Whoo-Hoooo and a happy birthday to me!! Gosh my tongue was happy! It's still a wagglin' today. My daughter Patty-Jo even came over and we all enjoyed this awesome treat. We didn't do a whole lot of talking while we were eating this, either.
Patty-Jo left a comment on my last post asking about the gingerbread recipe so here are answers to her questions.
First of all, I didn't use the brown paper bag to line the pan with, but used to a hundred years ago. (((smile))) I just grease and flower the pan. I remember mom using the paper and I don't remember her greasing it at all. It just peeled off the cake or bread.
Now for the Streusel Topping for the gingerbread. I suppose there are many recipes, but heres the one I have.
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
Just mix this all together and sprinkle it on top of the gingerbread batter before baking.
Ok now here's another cake recipe you will like. It's easy and quick.
1 package yellow cake mix
3 cups peeled, sliced apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whipping cream
Prepare cake batter according to directions. Pour into 13" x 9" greased pan. Mix apples, nuts, sugar and cinnamon and spoon over batter. Pour cream over top and bake 350 degrees about an hour or until toothpick comes out clean and apples are tender.
Serve with ice cream if you want or if it's a cold day have it hot with a cup of tea.
Keep warm everyone. It's still freezing here and I'm getting pretty dang tired of it!



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