The Boy, of "Get a Bigger Wagon" fame, loves this treat! Measure six or seven cups of puffed rice (not Rice Krispies) into a large mixing bowl. Mix the following ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil for two minutes. ½ cup corn syrup ½ cup butter 1-cup brown sugar 1-teaspoon vanilla Pour ... Continue Reading
My son-in-law had a childhood memory of the perfect puffed wheat cake. After decades of sampling and searching, he was interested when one of his employees brought a pan of very chocolatey puffed wheat cake to a potluck lunch at work. My son-in-law tried it, and there it was – the texture and taste he remembered. The young man... Continue Reading
Vintage Boiled Raisin Cake I have always credited my father’s mom for our family’s boiled raisin cake recipe. My mother’s handwritten recipe book, dated 1947, features her auntie’s boiled raisin cake recipe on the first page. Looking further, I see a star beside a similar cake, credited to a Mrs. Hardy. Mrs. Hardy alwa... Continue Reading
I love October! The colours in my home reflect the colours outside. Whenever I look at our Saskatchewan riverbank in autumn, I am reminded of my late aunt’s delicious beet-carrot cake. There are many ways to enjoy beets and carrots, but they are most versatile when grated. If you are going to grate vegetables, grate extra... Continue Reading
I am about to share an heirloom recipe for a mind-blowing cake that is best described in the language of wine connoisseurs. This silky-textured cake has a full-bodied flavour -- not too sweet, yet comforting to the palette. It is a perfect blend of molasses and caramel, with a hint of brown sugar. While appearing complex, the re... Continue Reading
This heart-shaped cake requires simple ingredients like fresh eggs, cake flour, real butter, and love. The finished cake will be close to 13 inches across when assembled, so it is best to build it on a large foil-wrapped surface. I foil-wrapped the lid of a storage box. I served this cake at my mother-in-law's 94th birthday part... Continue Reading
Whether this recipe becomes a loaf, a layer cake, or a cupcake you will find it versatile, moist, and delicious. Make it the day ahead if you plan to cube or slice the cake. Once cut, feel free to freeze it. It has been served in my family since the 1950s. This one recipe can provide the start for a dozen different desserts.... Continue Reading
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