Hometown Recipes 2-12-19

Yes, I DO know that it is cold outside, and yes, I like to bake when it’s cold. With my caring Doctor looking over my shoulder though, I don’t do much of it anymore. But then, why should I??? My awesome daughter-in-love lives right next door and she always shares her goodies with me. Yep; I’ve got it made; don’t deny it at all!

Angel Flake Biscuits

Betty M. Sallee

1 pkg. dry yeast

1 c. shortening

4 T. sugar

1 t. soda

2 c. buttermilk

2 T. lukewarm water

5 c. flour

1 t. salt

3 t. baking powder

Mix dry ingredients and cut in shortening. Dissolve yeast in warm water and mix in buttermilk. Roll dough mixture about 1 ½ inch thick and cut with glass. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Banana Nut Bread

Millie Fewox

1/3 c. soft shortening

2/3 c. sugar

2 eggs, unbeaten

1 ¾ c. flour

2 t. baking powder

¼ t. baking soda

½ t. salt 1 c. mashed bananas (2-3)

½ c. walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X5X3 loaf pan. In a bowl, cream shortening with sugar. Add eggs and beat until very light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix all well. Add mashed bananas and nuts and blend just smooth. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until done. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool overnight before slicing.

Note: Option: Pour into muffin tin. Less time required for baking muffins.

Gingerbread Muffins

Martha Jones

1 c. butter

½ c. brown sugar

4 eggs

2 ½ c. all-purpose flour

1 c. molasses

2 t. cinnamon

2 t. baking soda

1 c. buttermilk

2 t. ground ginger

2 c. whole-wheat flour

1 c. seedless raisins, optional

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add molasses. Sift flours, baking soda, and spices. Add alternately with buttermilk. Stir in raisins, fill greased muffin pans 2/2 full and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Grandma’s Corn


Beulah Burke

3 egg yolks, beaten

¼ c. flour

¼ t. pepper

12 oz. can corn, drained

½ t. salt

Mix together and add stiffly beaten egg whites. Drop by spoonfuls into hot grease. Serve with honey or maple syrup.