Baking

Lemon Cake Roll

Cake rolls are one of the easiest desserts to make and they are a sure crowd-pleaser because they are so adaptable to individual tastes. The cake itself is simple to make and takes a minimal amount of baking time so you don’t have to spend a great deal of time in a hot kitchen, which is particularly nice during the summer months. The filling and frosting can be made of almost anything or any flavor that you like. From jams and jellies, to puddings or plain whipped cream, the only limit is your imagination. This… Continue reading

Christmas Butter Cookies

Butter cookies are a crisp, unleavened cookie, often baked around Christmas time. This simple, sweet, unflavored cookie is perfect for icing with rich butter cream, and for decorating with candied fruit.

Ingredients for Christmas Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2¼ cups flour, sifted

How to Make Christmas Butter Cookies

  • Cream butter until it resembles whipped cream.
  • Slowly add the sugar, beating well.
  • Add flour gradually and blend thoroughly.
  • Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours.
  • Knead dough slightly on floured board, form into a smooth ball.
  • Roll… Continue reading

Moravian Dark Cookies

How to make scrumptious Moravian dark cookies.

* ½ lb. butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tblsp. cream
* 2 cups dark molasses
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tblsp. ginger
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground
* 8 cups flour

Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the cream, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and blend smooth. Work in the flour gradually. Roll out as thin as possible on floured board. Cut into various shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderate oven (350-f) for about 12 minutes. Decorate using a pastry tube and… Continue reading

Funnel Cakes

How to make Funnel Cakes.

*3 eggs
* 2 cups milk
* ¼ cup sugar
* 3 to 4 cups flour
* ½ tsp. salt
* 2 tsps. baking powder

Beat eggs and add sugar and milk. Sift half the flour, salt and baking powder together and add to milk and egg mixture. Beat the batter smooth and add only as much more flour as needed. Batter should be thin enough to run thru a funnel. Drop from funnel into deep, hot fat (375-f). Spirals and endless intricate shapes can be made by swirling and criss-crossing while controlling the funnel… Continue reading

Quick Coffee Cake

How to make quick coffee cake.

* 2¼ cups flour, sifted
* 1 cup milk
* 3½ tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. salt
* ? cup shortening
* ? cup sugar
* 1 egg

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream shortening and sugar beating until fluffy. Add egg, beat well and then the milk. Add the flour mixture, stirring just enough to moisten. Turn into greased 8 inch square baking pan. Top with:

* ¼ cup butter
* ¼ cup sugar
* 1 cup dry bread crumbs
* 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar, well. Add… Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins

homemade blueberry muffinsHow to make homemade blueberry muffins.

* 1/2  cup butter
* ¾ cup sugar
* 1 egg beaten lightly
* 1 cup milk
* 2 level cups flour
* 4 level teaspoons baking powder
* ½ teaspoon salt
* 1 cup blueberries

“Cream butter and sugar. Add fruit and egg, then milk and flour sifted with baking powder and salt. Bake in muffin tins at 375 for 15-20 minutes”

Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake Ingredients:

* 1½ cups yellow corn meal
* ¾ cup flour, sifted”
* 1½ tsp. baking powder
* ¾ tsp. baking soda
* 1 tsp. salt
* 2 tblsp. sugar
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1¼ cups sour milk or buttermilk
* ¼ cup shortening, melted

“Sift flour, corn meal, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar together. Combine eggs and sour milk (or buttermilk) and add to the flour mixture. Mix well and stir in the shortening. Bake in greased 8 × 8 × 2-inch pan, in moderately hot oven (375-f) 40 minutes.”

Apple Sauce Cake

How to make apple sauce cake.

* 1 cup light brown sugar
* ¼ cup butter
* 1 cup apple sauce
* 1 tsp. soda
* 2 cups flour
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground
* a little nutmeg
* 1 cup raisins
* pinch of salt

Cream together butter, sugar and spices. Add apple sauce, flour and soda dissolved in a little warm water. Add the raisins (or currants). Beat thoroughly and pour into a loaf tin. Bake in moderate oven (350-f) for approximately 50 minutes.

ICING

1 cup powdered sugar, piece of butter size of… Continue reading

Christmas Butter Cookies

butter cookies To make the best Christmas butter cookies, please follow the instructions below.

Ingredients

* 1 cup soft butter
* ½ cup brown sugar, packed
* 2¼ cups flour, sifted

Method

Cream butter until it resembles whipped cream and slowly add the sugar, beating well. Add flour gradually and blend thoroughly. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours. Knead dough slightly on floured board, form into a smooth ball. Roll to about ? inch thick and cut to desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in moderate oven (350-f) about 12 minutes. When cold decorate with butter… Continue reading

Lebkucken

lebkuckenLebkucken are spicier  cookies which give you a very highly spiced flavor that are traditional favorites at any holiday but particularly for Christmas cookies. These amazing holiday cookies are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch and German treats.

* 1½ cups flour
* 1 tblsp. cinnamon
* ½ tsp. nutmeg   
* ½ tsp. cloves, ground”
* ½ tsp. cream of tartar
* 2 eggs, beaten”
* 1 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 lb. citron, chopped fine
* 1/4  lb. almonds, chopped

Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cream of tartar. Mix the sugar and beaten eggs… Continue reading