Onion Upside Down Cake

Ingrients & Directions


6 md Vadaila onions 1 ts Salt
3 tb Butter 1 ts Sugar
2 c Flour, sifted then measured 1 Egg, beaten
4 ts Baking powder 1 1/4 c Milk

Slice onions and saute in butter until yellow and soft. Let cool a
little. Keep in slices if possible. Make a batter by adding egg and
milk to dry ingredients. Batter should be a little thinner than
biscuit dough. Spread onions in a greased baking dish. Pour dough on
top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I also sprinkle about
1/2 cup of grated colby cheese on top before putting in the oven.
Randy Rigg

Yields
3 servings

West Haven Chocolate Cake

Ingrients & Directions


8 oz Dates; pitted, chopped 1 ts Baking soda
1 c ;boiling water 1 3/4 c Flour; unbleached, sifted
2 tb Cocoa; baking 1/2 ts Salt
1 c Shortening; vegetable 1 c Sugar
2 ea Eggs; large 6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c Walnuts; chopped

Combine dates, baking soda, and boiling water in a small bowl. Cool to
room terperature. Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt; set aside.
Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and
fluffy, using an electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Blend in date mixture. Then stir in dry
ingredients. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake in
preheated 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool
in pan on rack. Cut into squares and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice
cream on top.

Yields
16 servings

Grits Pancakes Or Waffles

Ingrients & Directions


-PANCAKES OR WAFFLES-
1/2 c Basic Boiled Grits; 2 tb Sugar;
2 lg Eggs; 2 ts Baking powder;
1 c Buttermilk; 1/2 ts Baking soda;
3 tb Unsalted butter; melted 1/2 ts Salt;
1 c + 2 tb all-propose flour;

BASIC BOILED GRITS
1 c Stone-ground grits; 1/2 ts Salt; or to taste
4 c Water; 2 tb Unsalted butter;

PANCAKES OR PANCAKES:::::: Beat the grits with the egg yolk until
smooth; then stir in the buttermilk and butter. Or place all these
ingredients in a food processor and run until smooth. Sift the flour,
sugar, baking powder, soda and salt together. Stir the flour mixture
into the batter. (This recipe may be prepared in advance up to this
point. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.) Beat the egg
whites to soft peaks and gently fold them into the batter. FOR
PANCAKES: heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly butter, if
necessary. Drop the batter by the tablespoonful into the griddle and
cook until bubbles begin to break the surface, about 2 minutes. Turn
and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the
remaining batter. FOR WAFFLES: preheat a waffle iron. If it is not
nonstick, butter lightly. For each waffle, cook unitl the waffle is
crisp and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
BASIC BOILED GRITS: Pour the grits into the large bowl and cover with
cold water. Skim of the chaff as it floats to surface. Sitr the grits
about and skim again again until all the chaff has been removed.
Drain the grits in a sieve. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in
medium-sized saucepan. Add the salt and slowly stir in the grits.
Cook at a simmer, stirring frequently, until the grits are
done–about 40 minutes. Remove the grits from the heat and stir in
the butter.

Yields
4 servings

Cold Water Cake

Ingrients & Directions


2 c White sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Nutmeg
1 ts Cloves
2 tb Shortening
1 lb Muscat raisins
2 c Cold water
3 c Flour
1 ts Soda
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Salt

Put first 7 ingredients in saucepan, stir and boil 5 minutes. Let
cool. Add the vanilla then the flour, soda and salt witch have been
sifted to-gether. Add cherries and nuts , I use small bottle of
cherries and a half cup of chopped nuts and I also add at least a
cup of regular raisins.

Yields
12 Servings

Cream ‚o Rice Cakes

Ingrients & Directions


1/2 c Flour
1/2 c Uncooked Cream Of
-Rice
2 tb Sugar
1 ts Baking powder
3/4 ts Baking soda
2 tb Lemon juice, plus
-enough milk to make
3/4 c Total (milk & juice)
1 Egg
2 tb Oil

In a bowl stir together dry ingredients & make a well in the center. In
another bowl, mix together liquids. Stir liquid into the dry ingredients
and let stand 10 minutes. Heat lightly greased griddle over medium heat.
Stir mixture and pour 1/4 to 1/3 c on griddle. Cook carefully turning once
to brown both sides. [Note: watch ‚em close, they cook fast] ~–

From

Yields
12 Servings

Home Recipes: Perfect Plum Cake

Ingrients & Directions


–CAKE–
1/4 c Butter, softened
1/2 c Granulated sugar
2 Eggs
2 tb Orange juice
1 ts Vanilla
1 c All-purpose flour
1 tb Grated orange rind
3/4 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1 lb Plums, pitted, quartered

FILLING
1 1/4 c Sour cream
1 Egg
2 tb Orange juice
1 ts Cornstarch

STREUSEL TOPPING
1 c All-purpose flour
1/2 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 ts Nutmeg
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/2 c Butter

Line side of greased 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper just to
rim. Set aside

Streusel Topping: In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.

Cake: In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy; gradually beat in sugar
until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, orange juice and vanilla.

In separate bowl, stir together flour, orange rind, baking powder and
nutmeg; gradually beat into egg mixture until smooth and thick. Scrape into
prepared pan. Nestle plums into batter, skin side up.

Filling: In mixing bowl, beat together sour cream, egg, orange juice and
cornstarch; pour over plums. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping.

Bake in 350F 180C oven for 60-70 minutes or until topping is golden brown
and tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool.

Yields
8 Servings

Mint Chocolate Candy Cheesecake

Ingrients & Directions


BASE
1 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tb Margarine, melted

BODY
3 pk 8-ounce cream cheese, soften
2/3 c Sugar
3 ea Eggs
1 pk 6-ounce semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 c Chopped creme de menthe mint
1/2 c Sour cream
1 ts Vanilla

BODY: Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch
springform pan. Bake at 350, 10 minutes.
BODY: Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on
electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing
well after each addition. Blend in chocolate, mint wafers, sour
cream and vanilla; pour over crust. Bake at 350, 50 minutes. Loosen
cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.
Garnish with additional mint wafers, if desired.

Yields
6 Servings

Randy Pollak’s New York Persimmon Cheesecake

Ingrients & Directions


1 1/4 c Flour
1/4 c Sugar
1/2 c Unsalted butter
1 Egg yolk
2 tb +1 t. whipping cream
1 1/2 lb Cream cheese, softened
1 cn Sweetened condensed milk
(14 oz)
1/4 c Flour
4 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
1 1/2 c Fresh oriental persimmon
.puree
Whipped cream (swirled with
.some persimmon puree)
Persimmon slices to garnish

Combine 1 1/4 cups flour and sugar; cut in butter until the mixture
resembles coarse meal. Combine the egg yolk and whipping cream; add to
flour mixture to make a stiff dough. Pat into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap
and chill 30 minutes.

Pat dough into 1/8 inch thickness. Place it over the buttered bottom of a 9
inch springform pan. Trim off and reserve any excess dough. Pierce bottom
of dough with a fork in 6 places. Bake at 450F for 7-9 minutes or until
lightly toasted. Butter the side of a springform pan and connect it to the
cooled base. Roll out the remaining dough 1/8 inch thick, press dough
strips onto side of the pan and seal against the bottom crust. Trim off any
excess.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Reduce the speed of
the mixer to low, and beat in sweetened condensed milk, flour, eggs and egg
yolks, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in persimmon puree.
Pour into the prepared crust and bake at 450F for 15 minutes. Reduce oven
temp to 250F and continue baking an additional hour. (DO NOT OPEN OVEN
DOOR).

Place in refrigerator and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with persimmon
slices and whipped cream.


Yields
16 Servings

Southern Tea Cakes

Ingrients & Directions


1 c Shortening 1/2 c Milk
1 3/4 c Sugar 1/2 ts Vanilla
2 Eggs 3 c Flour, self-rising

In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs.
Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour; mix well. Drop by
tablespoonsful 2 1/2″ apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350?
for 15-20 minutes.
(very good)

Yields
36 servings

Old-fashioned Buttermilk Cake

Ingrients & Directions


2 Sticks butter
2 c Sugar
3 Whole eggs
2 1/2 c Plain or cake flour
1 ts Soda
1 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Buttermilk
1 ts Vanilla

LEMON FILLING
3/4 c Sugar
2 tb Cornstarch
3/4 c Water
1 Egg; slightly beaten
3 tb Lemon juice
1 tb Butter

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Sift flour, soda, baking powder and salt.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, starting
and ending with flour. Beat until it is a creamy mixture. Bake in 3 round
pans at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes. Make
lemon filling.

To make filling: In saucepan mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; add water,
egg yolk and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until it thickens, stirring
constantly. Remove from heat and add butter. After cake is cooled, place
the lemon filling on the first and second layers of the cake; sprinkle some
coconut on top of the lemon filling. Put the third layer on top and ice
with Seven Minute Frosting, or with a prepared commercial frosting.

From A Taste of Louisiana. Downloaded from Glen’s MM Recipe Archive,

Yields
12 Servings