Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Grandma. Makes one standard-sized bunt cake. Ingredients: Batter: 1 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla 4 eggs Cinnamon Swirl: 2 tsp cinnamon 5 Tbsps sugar Instructions: Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease bunt pan well. Cream sugar and shortening together.Continue reading “Cinnamon-Swirl Coffee Cake: Just the Recipe”

Cream Puff Filling: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes approximately 2 dozen cream puffs. Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup flour 2 cups milk 4 egg yolks 2 tsp vanilla Instructions: Combine sugar, salt, and flour in medium saucepan. Place over medium heat. Whisk in milk. Cook until just boiling and beginning to thicken. RemoveContinue reading “Cream Puff Filling: Just the Recipe”

Cream Puff Shells: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes approximately 2 dozen cream puffs. Ingredients: 1 cup Water 1/2 cup Butter 1 cup Flour 4 Large Eggs Instructions: Preheat oven to 400℉. Bring water and butter to a rolling boil in medium pan. Turn heat to low. Add flour and stir with wooden spoon until ball forms aroundContinue reading “Cream Puff Shells: Just the Recipe”

Post 4: Lemon Meringue Pie

The story of this week’s blog post starts with the ground, some underripe peaches, and a pie plate that is miraculously still in one piece. Originally, I had planed to do peach pie for this post because my Great-Grandmother’s recipe for pie is amazing! However, before I could get pictures of my peach pie, itContinue reading “Post 4: Lemon Meringue Pie”

Lemon Meringue Pie: Just the Recipe

Recipe from my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes one pie. Ingredients: 3 eggs, separated Zest of two lemons Juice of two lemons 1 1/4 cup boiling water 1 1/4 cup sugar 5 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 6 Tbsp sugar Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 450℉. Pre-bakeContinue reading “Lemon Meringue Pie: Just the Recipe”

Pie Crust: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes enough for one crust. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/3 cups shortening 1/2 tsp salt 2-3 Tbsp ice water Instructions: Combine salt, shortening, and flour in a bowl. Mix with hands until shortening forms pea-sized bits. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is wet enough toContinue reading “Pie Crust: Just the Recipe”

Lemon-Lime Ice Cream: Just the Recipe

Adapted from The Old-Fashioned Homeade Ice Cream Cookbook by Joyce and Christopher W. Dueker. Makes about 1 quart Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 1/2 cup lime juice (about 3-4 limes) 2 cups half and half 2 egg yolks Instructions: Combine the sugar and water inContinue reading “Lemon-Lime Ice Cream: Just the Recipe”

Gingerbread Recipe

Recipe from the 1961 edition of the New York Times cookbook. Serves 8. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vinegar 3/4 cup milk 2 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1Continue reading “Gingerbread Recipe”

Lemon Sauce Recipe

Recipe from my Great-Grandmother. Makes 1 1/3 cup. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter in 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 egg, well beaten 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (1 lemon) grated rind of 1 lemon Instructions: Grate rind of lemon and juice lemon In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Heat overContinue reading “Lemon Sauce Recipe”