SWEET SUSAN is hosting another TERRIFIC
TABLE SCAPE TUESDAY
and I want to play again.....
Be sure to stop by and see all the other pretty tables....
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE setting my table at CHRISTMAS TIME...
I have the SAME dishes as last year, that I posted not too long ago......nothing new added except a little different setting placements, so here is another view of them...
SWEET SARAH at THE BEACH COTTAGE
MANY THANKS, AGAIN, SARAH, FOR THIS LOVELY GIFT FROM YOU...
I JUST LOVE IT ALL !
khaki and white, don't you?
especially with a little CHRISTMAS sparkle and bling added....
Several ladies have asked for the
BURNT SUGAR CAKE
we have at THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS..
this is from JENT'S grandmother and she said she learned it from HER grandmother, so this recipe has a little age on it....no wonder it's so good.
first heat 1/2 cup sugar until dark brown
Add, SLOWLY, 1/2 cup boiling water...set aside to cool
CREAM: 1 1/2 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter
ADD: 3 beaten egg yolks
2 cups flour
1 cup cold water
BEAT hard for 5 minutes and
ADD: 1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
ADD: egg whites beaten stiff and add burnt sugar mixture and 1 tea. vanilla with a pinch of salt.
BAKE in 2 round pans or a sheet cake pan for about 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
note: if you want a 3 layer cake, you need to double the recipe to make nice, full layers...
Using the pan where the burnt sugar mixture was,
add 2 cups sugar
1 cup WHIPPING CREME (oh, honey!!)
2 teaspoons of butter
Boil to soft ball stage, cool and beat...don't let the icing get too thick before pouring it on your cake..
it sets up REALLY, REALLY fast....
*note: this icing gets very thick and hard, like candy...it is supposed to be like this...
the first time i made it, i thought i had ruined the icing,, scraped it all off and put a carmel icing on it.
JENT told me later that the icing is supposed to be a CANDY ICING....hmmmm!
we all love it and if you try it, I hope YOU like it, too
HAVE A SWEET CHRISTMAS.....
WOO HOO....THIS IS FOR YOU, SUSIE Q !!!