Thursday, December 3, 2009

christmas fruit cake

I wanted to share a favorte cake of mine at christmas time.such a easy recipe too follow ..with the end result being the most moist yummy dessert ever.enjoy everyone and have a happy holiday

Dark Christmas Fruitcake
4 cups raisins
1 cup candied cherries - halved
1 cup candied pineapple
1 cup diced candied mixed fruit
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup thinly sliced almonds
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
6 eggs - separated
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 square unsweetened baking chocolate(melted)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juicePreparation - Thoroughly grease a 4" x 10" tube cake pan or 2 large loaf pans pans, or 3 medium size loaf pans. Line the bottom and sides with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the fruit and nuts. Toss the mixture with 1 cup flour to coat. In a second bowl, sift the remaining flour with the baking soda and spices. In a very large bowl, at medium speed, beat the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well afer each addition. Add the melted chocolate & mix well. At low speed, alternately beat in the flour/spice mixture and the fruit juices. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter. Add the fruit and nut mixture and stir in by hand until all the ingredients are well mixed. Turn the batter into the prepared pan (1 tube pan or 2 large loaf pans or 3 small loaf pans). Bake in a preheated oven at 300ยบ - in a tube cake pan for 2 hours and 20 minutes; in 2 large loaf pans for 1 hr and 45 minutes; in 3 small loaf pans for 1-1/2 hours. Cool completely in the pan, on a wire racke. Remove the cooled cake from the pan and wrap it well.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

have a happy thanksgiving my friends

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my dear friends.I'm greatful for each and everyone of you this holiday season..will be posting new recipes soon

Thursday, October 8, 2009

have a nice weekend

have a nice weekend my dear friends....Duchess my sweet friend i hope all is well with you and your Papa is better ,missed you stop by soon
I also want too take this time to thank the nice Folks at POM wonderful for sending me some great juice too try so yummy,,be sure to stop by their site sometime and check out this great juice ,so healthy for you

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

apple fritters

i hope you will enjoy these apple fritters ,they are sod good for Breakfast or as an evening snack with tea.enjoy friends
Apple Fritter

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup chopped apple
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Directions: Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon. Stir in milk and egg until just combined. Fold in apple. Pour oil into skillet so that it is approximately 1 1/2 deep. Heat oil on high. Oil is ready when dough floats to top. Carefully add dough to oil in heaping teaspoons. Cook until brown, about 2 minutes, then flip. Cook another 1-2 minutes, until both sides are browned. Transfer briefly to paper towels to absorb excess oil, then transfer to cooling rack. Make glaze by stirring milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. Drizzle over apple fritters. Wait approximately 3 minutes for glaze to harden, then flip fritters and drizzle glaze over the other side. Best served warm. Enjoy :)

happy wednesday

here is a great link to a tea website. check it out they have a great selection

also sharing with you a swee tea pot and cups i bought from my local thrift store .. have a great evening friends

Saturday, September 26, 2009

have a lovely weekend

have a great weekend everyone

cinnamon raisin scones

This evening i found this yummy scone recipe,I'm going to make them for breakfast tomorrow.they look so good,perfect with a nice cup of tea ..
have a lovely weekend my friends

Cinnamon Raisin Scones

Ingredients2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2/3 cup milk 1 beaten egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
HEAT oven to 400 F.COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.Using pastry blender or fork, CUT IN butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.COMBINE milk, egg and vanilla.ADD to flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.STIR in raisins.With floured hands, SHAPE dough into 8-inch round on ungreased cookie sheet.SPRINKLE with additional sugar, if desired.CUT dough into 8 wedges; slightly separate wedges.BAKE at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Grandma's chess pie

Going to my Grandma's on Sunday after church as i child. i always remember having chess pie at the dinner table,this yummy custard filled pie is such a Southern staple .too make it even more special top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy


6 egg yolks

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. boiling water 1

/2 tsp. vanilla for vanilla chess

or 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice for lemon
Beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar gradually then butter and boiling water pour into pie shell . Cook at 350 degrees until brown about one hour . Makes 2 pies.

homemade buttermilk biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits

Relaxe on a Satuday morning with this easy biscuit recipe,and some homemade jam ,what a great way to start your day

4 cups self-rising flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add 2 cups buttermilk and mix just to moisten.
Roll out dough to 1 inch thick and cut into biscuits. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheets; brush tops with remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

southern homemade banana pudding

Homemade banana pudding

This has to be one of my favorite desserts,living in the South this was a sunday favorite at my Grandmothers.enjoy everyone

4 eggs separated

6 Tablespoons all purpose flour1

1/3 cup sugar

3 cups whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of salt

1 box vanilla wafer cookies

3-4 ripe bananas

separated egg whites

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 cup sugar
Mix flour, sugar and dash of salt in a saucepan. Mix in egg yokes and milk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick. Once pudding is thick, remove from heat and add vanilla. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Layer pudding with wafer cookies and sliced bananas in a casserole dish. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar. Once egg whites are foamy slowly add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form to make Meringue. Top Layered pudding with Meringue and broil until lightly browned. Cool slightly and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.