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.
Yes, we have more snow. It is snowing hard and we have gotten about 1 1/2″ already. All our shoveled out places are covered again. I think it is supposed to snow until about 8:00 tonight. I just pray it doesn’t snow too much. We plan on going to Jessica’s this weekend. The last picture shows how hard it is snowing, if you look really close, you can see the barn in the distance.
Changing the subject, here is a picture of a peach pie I made today. Instead of using a pie pan, I put it in one of my cast iron skillets. The peaches were home canned. I just thickened up the juice. The pie crust is really simple. 1/2 cup oil, 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 tsp. salt. Stir this together, then add 2 1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour. Mix together. This will make top and bottom crust. I used the entire dough for a bottom crust as this skillet is fairly large, then I put a crumb topping on the top. I think this need vanilla ice cream on the side. What do you all think? Well, enjoy your day and God bless.
My accomplishment for the day. This cake goes by several different names. Some call it a stack cake. Some call it a lassie (molasses) cake. No matter what name you call it, it is just plain GOOD. When I was growing up in the mountains of southwest va, this cake was very popular among my mom’s family. You very seldom had any type of family get together that someone didn’t make this cake. Of course, as a young girl I took this for granted. Ate the cake and never thought about learning to make it myself. Then we moved away from family and of course I wanted me some stack cake. I called my aunt and got the recipe. It has taken much trial and error but I think I’ve just about got it right. This is a recipe I want to pass down to my girls. Old mountain recipes will be lost if we don’t teach the next generation how to make them (even if they don’t want to learn). If anyone is interested in the recipe, here it is: 1/2 cup oil, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1/2 cup hot water, 1/2 cup molasses, 3 cups self-rising flour. Mix all ingredients together. Turn mixture onto floured surface. Knead until slightly stiff. Divide into 6 parts. Put wax paper into round cake pans. ( I do three at a time) Take each section of dough, spread out thinly in cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Romove from oven. Place on cooling rack. Repeat process for the other 3 sections. Spread apple butter between the sections. Let set overnight to allow the apple butter to moisten the cake layers. Then serve. Many enjoy this cake with buttermilk. Any questions, just leave a comment or e-mail me. Enjoy and God Bless.