Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quick Rolls

This recipe was given to me by an old friend. Sarah lives around the corner and we have known her for years. I love this recipe because it is so quick and easy. The best part is no rolling or cutting to enjoy biscuits! They are best served warm with butter and fig jam.

2 Cups Self Rising Flour
1 Cup Milk
4 Tablespoons Mayonaise
1 Teaspoon Sugar

Mix all ingredient and spoon into a greased muffin pan. Bake 10- 15 minutes at 350°


Carolina Belle

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies are a favorite for most kids...even older ones. I found this recipe while looking through my recipe file the other day and it came from a friend who used to live in town. I have to admit that this is the first time in many years that I have made cookies. The great thing about this recipe is that you can add or subtract the add-ins.

Cowboy Cookies

2 Cups White Sugar
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Shortening
1 Cup Butter
4 Eggs
4 Cups Flour
4 Cups Oats
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Cups M & M's
Optional - 1 Cup Chopped Nuts or 1 Cup Coconut

Mix sugar, shorting and butter until creamy. Add eggs one at the time until mixed. Add Vanilla Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Add chocolate chips, M & M's and nuts. Mix by hand. Spoon onto cookie sheet depending on the size you want your cookies. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 8-9 dozen.

Pound Cake

My neighbor across the street is 94 and still makes the most wonderful chocolate pound cake. She is also an old family friend so I was thrilled when she gave me the recipe. The wonderful part about the recipe is that you can also make a plain pound cake with a few changes. I promised my husband one for his birthday, which is Christmas day, but wasn't able to make it until last week. So Happy Belated Birthday! Enjoy

Carolina Belle

Mrs. Ashcraft's Chocolate Pound Cake w/ Plain Pound Cake Option

1/2 lb Butter
1/2 Cup Crisco
3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Milk or Butter Milk
5 Eggs
3 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/c Tsp Salt
4 TBLS Cocoa
1 Tsp Vanilla

Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add milk. Sift dry ingredients and add to the first mixture. Add vanilla. Bake in tube pan at 325° for 1 hour 20 minutes.

For the plain cake, leave out the cocoa and reduce the sugar to 2 1/2 cups. Also add one teaspoon almond extract with the vanilla. Bake the same.