Wednesday, September 26, 2018

War Cake - How Appropriate!

That Heloise is flat on it!  and that is the dessert called "War Cake."  One of her readers wrote in asking her to run the recipe again; her husband wanted one for his birthday. 

But him aside, since the Republicans and Democrats seem to BE at war, here is the recipe.   If you make one, please use it for love and not war.  "A peace offering" comes to mind …

WAR CAKE (which war was not specified)
Using a medium-to-large cooking pot/pan, mix together:
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups hot water
2 teas. shortening - or butter
Add 1/2 to 3/4 cups raisins
1 teas. each of salt, cinnamon and cloves.
Boil for five minutes longer after it comes to a boil.  

When this is cold - and it must be cold - add 3 cups of flour and 1 teas. baking powder that was dissolved in a couple teaspoons of hot water.  Mix well.  (And good luck on that - it's going to be a very stiff batter - don't bother with the gym that day)
Pour into a greased tube and bake for about an hour at 350 - 375 degrees.  

Bon appetite and peace, brother!

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