recipes

Grandma’s Wine Cake

1 package of yellow cake mix
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
1 tablespoon of nutmeg
1 cup of wine, sherry or port
4 eggs
3/4 cups of vegetable oil

Mix the above ingredients well and pour into a greased bundt or tube pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with mixture of 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons milk.

Baked French Toast

1 stick of butter
3/4 cups of brown sugar mixed with
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 loaf french bread cut into 1-1/2 inch slices
5 eggs
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concetrate
1 1/2 cups half and half

Melt butter in 9X13 pan. Sprinkle one third of sugar mixture into the butter and gently stir. Place bread slices into the pan. Sprinkle remaining sugar mix over bread. Beat eggs, half and half and orange juice and pour over the bread. Refrigerate overnight. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes. Serve warm with hot syrup.

Super Simple Pound Cake

2 sticks of melted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups of sugar
5 eggs
3 cups of flour (plus 2 tablespoons for high altitude)
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Place in a cold oven and set temperature to 300 degrees. Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until cake appears done. Especially delicious when served with fresh strawberries!