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
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