cherry cake

Cherry Cake
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 cup raisins
1 cup nut meats
1 quart Royal Ann cherries
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Cream together sugar and shortening; add eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients, alternately with milk. Add lemon extract. Stir in nuts and fruit. Pour into large loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.


Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups raisins
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 cups quick-cooking oats
Cover raisins with water, barely covering. Simmer for 10 minutes. Save 1/3 cup of raisin water, drain off the rest. Cream together sugar and shortening. Blend in eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in raisins and the 1/3 cup reserved raisin water. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and oats. Stir into creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


Apple pie bars

Apple Pie Bars
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, separated
6 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons tapioca
Mix together 2 1/2 cups flour, shortening and salt. Add enough milk to egg yolk to make 2/3 cup liquid; add to flour mixture. Roll out half of the dough to cover a large oblong cookie sheet; place in bottom of pan. Cover with apples. Sprinkle with mixture of sugar, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flour and tapioca. Roll out the rest of the dough and place on top of apples, sealing edges together. Beat egg white until foamy and brush over top of dough. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars.


Banana bread πŸ™‚πŸ€—

Just made some banana bread, it’s a slimming world recipe. Just ate two slices, it was so yummy.


Really enjoyed baking tonight. My PA helped me. Have lots of leftovers for the next couple of days


Here are some photos, before and after


Browned butter cookies

Browned Butter Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Browned Butter Icing (see below)
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine brown sugar and margarine; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add dry ingredients to margarine mixture; stir in sour cream; mix well. Add nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes; cool; frost.
Browned Butter Icing
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Boiling water
Heat butter until light brown in color; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and enough boiling water to make icing smooth. Frost cookies immediately.
Makes 56 cookies.


Pistachio Cake

Pistachio Cake
1 (2 layer size) package white cake mix
1 (4 serving size) package pistachio pudding mix (not instant)
1 cup club soda or 7-Up
1 cup oil
3 eggs
Beat together all ingredients. Pour into greased and floured 9 by 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool.
1 (4 serving size) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
Mix together pudding and milk; add whipped topping. Spread on top of cooled cake. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight before serving.




1 cup granulated sugar

Β½ cup brown butter

Β½ cup light corn syrup

Β½ cup cream

ΒΎ cup milk

ΒΌ cup butter

Β½ cup nuts, chopped (optional)

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients except vanilla and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until candy forms a firm ball when dropped into cold water (246Β°).

Stir in vanilla, then pour into a greased, 8 square baking pan.

Cool, then turn out of pan and cut candy into 1 pieces. Wrap each square in waxed paper.

Makes 64 1 pieces

From Best of Amish Cooking

By Phyllis Pellman Good