Monday, November 28, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Did she put brown sugar icing on it like Mom did???
I began bravely, after consulting with my sister, putting together the ingredients.
On one of the recipe cards she had written "mix in order and alternate milk and flour".
First I greased and floured the actual cake pan that she always used for this cake.
Somewhere I found a recipe for greasing cake pans that is used by professionals so I mixed up a batch, greased the pan and floured it.
Cake Pan Grease:
Equal parts vegetable oil, shortening, and flour.
Beat till well blended and store in fridge for up to 5 months. This stuff really works well.
The cake baked beautifully (much to my surprise) and came out of the pan perfectly.
I didn't know what temperature to bake it at or how long but used 350F and baked for approx. 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle came out clean.
Now the icing (the cake with the "brown" icing) as requested by my birthday girl....
I wonder if this is why they all loved this cake?
Mom's Brown Sugar Icing (as written by her)
|This is the actual depression glass cake plate that Mom always used to serve her Walnut Cake!|
With a little fiddling and much needed practice with the icing technique,
|Pecans - no walnuts in the house, and Mom's apron|
Just maybe she never had walnuts around either and used pecans instead? Who knows?
I think it was a success ...
|The cake was a tad too sweet - but not as sweet as this girl of ours!|
Happy Birthday Becky!
Oh, and one more thing - exactly 5 years ago I posted my very first blog post - Wow!
Here is the link .... (for some reason the pictures did not show up except for one)?
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
|Nine patches are sewn together, then cut into four, rearranged and sewn back into one patch - cool!|
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Heat in a sauce pan, stirring constantly until mixture thickens into a dough consistency. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add a few drops of essential oil for nice smelling dough (optional). Knead till smooth. Store in airtight container.
I made a half batch this time.
They are in the ground on either side of the arbor.
Here's hoping for a nice showing in the Spring of 2017.
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