Friday, August 21, 2009

Chocolate Cake by... *See below

In small sauce pan bring to boil the following and set aside...

1 Cup butter

1 Cup water

4 T. heaping cocoa

Sift together the following:

2 Cups flour

2 Cups sugar

1/2 t. salt

Pour chocolate over dry ingredients, gently mix

In separate bowl combine the following:

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

1 t. soda -- dissolved in little water

1 t. vanilla

Combine with chocolate ingredients... then add

1/2 Cup sour cream

Gently mix. Do not over mix.

Can be baked how you like... cup cakes, 8.5 X11 pan, 8 or 9 in rounds, cookie sheet to get brownie like cakes... you decide. You can also decide how to bake it. The author of this cake could be anyone... *it is said that it is the Magleby's Restaurant cake... and well... if you bake it at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes then you can call it that. Or you can bake at 375 for 20-40 minutes. This cake can also be called Texas Fudge... some people use sour cream (Magleby's) or you can use buttermilk or regular milk with a tablespoon of vinegar, or just regular old milk.

Below I will also give you tips on making a basic buttercream / chocolate frosting recipe into a Magleby's recipe. Basically, do it by hand. Let your butter sit out and become room temperature, then gently work the ingredients by hand. You can also melt the butter and milk in a sauce pan and get yet another Texas fudge like consistency. You decide!

Have fun, enjoy!

1 cup butter -- let sit until room temperature

1/2 cup milk

3 T cocoa

3 1/2 cup pd sugar

t vanilla

Alternate ingredients while stirring by hand with whisk or your favorite hard spoon

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Swedish Hotcakes

2 eggs
1 1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. wesson oil (any vegetable oil will do)

1 t. baking powder
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 c. flour

Stir well until there are no lumps. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into heated, greased pan and swirl pan to form flat circle. When edges start to curl and small bubbles appear flip and cook on second side until gold.

Top with melted butter and cinnamon/sugar, or strawberries and whipcream, but the possibilities are endless.