Monday, December 29, 2008

Here Are The Promised Recipes

At last I share the promised recipes. The boiled Raisin Cake may not sound inviting, but trust me, it’s the perfect tea cake: tasty and filling with a nice cup of tea. The salad is a slightly sweet, yummy dish, perfect for potlucks and holidays parties. I find that sides are always lacking as most people bring main dishes or dessert.

Boiled Raisin Cake

2 c sugar

1 pkg raisins

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cloves

2 c cold water

1 c lard

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Do not boil over.

Allow to cool and add:

3 c flour

1 tsp baking powder

Can add 1c nutmeats

Pour mixture into two bread pans.

Bake at 350 for about an hour.

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

2 c mayonnaise

½ c sugar

1/3 c grated parmesan cheese

2 tbs vinegar

Small onion chopped

3/4c golden raisins

1 med sweet red onion chopped

Bunch of cauliflower and broccoli

1 lb bacon cooked crisp

1 c shredded cheddar

2/3 c slivered almond

Mix sugar, vinegar, parm cheese, onion and raisins. Let stand in fridge overnight.

Toss red onion, broccoli, cauliflower, and bacon in a bowl. Por mayo mixture over and toss lightly. Stir in cheese and nuts.