3/4 cup diced strawberries 3/4 cup diced rhubarb 1 T cornstarch 2 T sugar 2 1/4 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup lard or shortening 3 T cold water
Toss the finely diced fruit with cornstarch and 2 T. sugar.
Mix flour, salt, and 1/4 cup sugar. Cut in butter and lard. Stir in water. Knead slightly. Roll out the dough and cut with a biscuit cutter (about 2 1/4 inch).
Spoon a teaspoon or two of fruit filling in the center of the dough circle. Dampen the edges of the dough with water and top with another dough circle. With a fork, crimp the edges. Cut a slit on the top. Optional: You may brush tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Eat warm or at room temperature. These are best eaten in a day or two.
Never buy boxed brownie mix again! So simple, so easy. Not just frugal but cuts out the unknown ingredients. Brownie Mix $0.30 /mix. 1 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup Flour, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Baking Powder. Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Add 3/4 cup evaporated milk and mix well. (I use 1/4 cup evaporated milk, then add enough water to make 3/4 cup) Bring to boil 3 cups water. Add above mixture to boiling water, stirring as you add mix. When thick add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp. butter. Serve with hot biscuits.
Marie’s Pumpkin Roll
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Beat eggs on high 3 min. Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in pumpkin, lemon juice. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Fold into pumpkin mixture. Spread into a greased 15X10X1″ pan. Top with nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 min. Turn out onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Starting at the narrow end roll towel and cake together, cool and unroll. Use wax paper to turn it out on.
1 cup powdered sugar
6 oz cream cheese
4 tbsp butter-softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat until smooth. Spread over cake roll. Roll up pumpkin roll and chill well.
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins
Mix all ingredients together. Stir in nuts and raisins last after everything else is mixed. Put into muffin tin and bake at 400º for 20 – 25 minutes
I decided yesterday to pick some more gooseberries and make a gooseberry cobbler. I had never made this before. It turned out very good. Tasted a lot like cherry cobbler. The recipe I used is:
1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp almond extract, 1/2 cup water, 4 cups gooseberries. Melt butter in 9X13 baking dish. Combine sugar and flour. Mix almond extract and water and add to sugar mixture; add berries. Pour into pan. TOPPING: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp oil, 1 egg-mix ingredients until crumbly. Put on top of berry mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 40 min. I think this would work with just about any fruit.
Somehow during my picking I managed to get too close to a wasp. Not good! I also made my own tortillas yesterday for supper. Another first. They were really good and not too hard to make. I think I would try them again.
We got a little rain last night. Lots and lots of thunder and lightning. I could have done without the thunder and lightning but we really need rain. Hopefully we will get more this weekend. The garden and yard really need a drink. Jess and family will be coming up tomorrow for a little visit. I can hardly wait to see them. I know Sam has grown so much already and Daniel seems to grow up more each time I see him. Family is such a blessing from God.
Bible study today so I need to start getting ready. Take care and God bless.