Saturday, April 19, 2014

Buttermilk Coffee Cake - Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

I have made this several times for my husband's breakfast.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs beaten
1 1/3 cups butter milk or sour milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.  In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and salt.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1/2 cup.  Stir baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg into remaining crumb mixture.

In a medium bowl combine eggs and buttermilk.  Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.  Spoon batter into prepared pan.  Stir together reserved crumb mixture and nuts; sprinkle over batter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool slightly; serve warm.

Makes 18 pieces.

Egg Foo Yong - American Family Cookbook

Very Good!! I made this 8-8-2013

1 cup finely diced cooked ham, roast pork, or chicken
1 cup drained canned bean sprouts
3/4 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (smaller amount with ham)
6 eggs slightly beaten
Fat or cooking oil (about 1/4 cup or enough to form an 1/8 inch layer)

Mix the ham, bean sprouts, onion, soy sauce, and salt. Stir in the eggs.

Heat the fat in a large heavy skillet. Drop 1/4 cup portions of the mixture into the hot fat to form patties. Cook about 5 minutes, or until browned on one side; turn and brown other side.

Lift from skillet with a pancake turner or slotted spoon; drain over fat for a few seconds. Transfer to a warm heat-resistant platter; keep warm in a 200 degree oven while cooking remaining patties.

Pour hot sauce over the patties on the platter. Serve with fluffy cooked rice and additional soy sauce.

Blend 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 tablespoon cold water, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon bead molasses in a small sauce pan. Stir in 1 cup chicken broth. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil 3 minutes, or until sauce is thickened. Keep hot.

Zesty Sausage Loaf - American Family Cookbook

I made this for dinner 03-28-14. Very Good!! 

2 pounds lean bulk pork sausage
4 cups soft bread crumbs (If using regular breadcrumbs reduce the amount to make a nice meat loaf consistency.)
1 egg
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 bacon slices
1 cup dairy sour cream

Combine sausage, bread crumbs, egg, lemon peel, salt, and paprika in a bowl; mix thoroughly.

Shape mixture into a loaf and place in a 11x7 inch baking pan. Lay the bacon slices crosswise on top of loaf. Pour about 1 1/2 cups hot water in the bottom of the pan. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer. Pour off liquid. Spoon sour cream over top of loaf and bake 15 minutes longer.

Remove to a warm serving platter.

Makes about 6 servings.