Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A pinch and a dash
Thoughts: This has always puzzled me, just how much is a pinch?
These recipes of dear Grandma's surely are no cinch.
A "snip" of this, a "dab" of that, a "lump" of something else,
Then "beat it for a little while" or, "Stir until it melts"
I have to be a wizard to decipher what she meant,
By all these strange proportions in her cookbook worn and bent.
How much nutmeg in the doughnuts? Grandma wouldn't flinch,
As she said, with twinkling eyes, "Oh, just about a pinch."
There must have been in her wise head a measuring device,
That told her just how much to use of sugar, salt and spice.

Things: Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 box chocolate cake mix with pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
dash of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream, applesauce, oil, water, dash of salt, mix well. Add eggs, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour in a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 350 for 35-40 minutes (use toothpick test). Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost.
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Satiny Chocolate Glaze
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
microwave approximately 45 seconds or until chips are melted

1 comment:

  1. Joy you do have a very marvelous home and how could you not with all of you lovely touches that come with it and that you put into it. I always loved the feeling that your house brought when visiting it.