Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thirteen Days till Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  I wish you could have been with me in my little cozy kitchen yesterday while I was baking.  The temps were dropping and the wind was howling outside so it was a perfect day to be in the kitchen.  We could have had a cup of hot tea or coffee and sampled the goodies as they came out of the oven...Danny was willing to help.
Danny's mother always baked him a German Chocolate cake from scratch for his birthday.  I have continued the tradition since I married him in 1970.  The recipe that I use is inside the box of Baker's German Sweet Chocolate Bar.  It calls for 4 eggs in the cake and another 4 egg yolks in the icing.  This is not a low cal, cheap cake for sure but it is so gooooood!    It has almost a whole pound of butter, a whole package of coconut, cup of chopped pecans.  I have been having trouble with my oven not being level and Danny pulled my electric range out this week and leveled it but the cake still was not level, oh well, it eats the same and Danny was happy with it.  Just not as pretty as I like them to look.

I also baked up Pumkin Bread in these little loaf pans that I came across recently.  I will wrap them in clear celo and attach a bow and give to the mailman and others on our list.

I made a very large batch of fudge.  My recipe is very simple and always turns out good.  I is never grainy.
1 pkg of milk chocolate chips
1 pkg of semi sweet chocolate chips
Melt in the microwave at 1 minute intervals and take out and stir until the chips are melted.
Stir in a can of sweetened condense milk and 1 container of marshmellow cream
stir and pour into a buttered pan, and let cool.  Add nuts if you like
You are done.  This always went over well with my children.

These are jars of pumkin bread that bakes in the wide mouth jars.  Put the seals on them when you take them out of the oven and they will seal.  Let cool and store any extras in the deep freeze.  These jars are nice to have on hand in case you have company drop in on you.  Just open the jar and slide out of the jar, slice and microwave about 30 sec and top with cream cheese frosting.
I will decorate these jars and put on tags and give as gifts.  I found the wire basket at Walmart.
I have made this pumkin bread recipe many falls when I was using all the pumkins we grew in the garden and the black walnuts that we picked up and picked out the meats.

Little loaves of pumkin bread.
Hope you have endured the cold this week end.
Happy preparations for the Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Sarita, I think your cake looks beautiful. And even more important than that, it looks delicious!


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