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Muffins and Mayhem, Recipes for a Happy (if disorderly) Life
I'd love to meet you in person. I'll be blowing bubbles, sharing some of
my homemade chocolate chip cookies and reading from my book,
Muffins and Mayhem at Bookstore 1 Sarasota (941-365-7900).
Can you make it? I hope it's a date...See you at 6 p.m., on May 24th.
It was a first for me and it was my grandson's idea. "Let's bake a tomato cake, Grandma."
A tomato cake? I'd never heard of such a thing. Didn't even know if I could find a recipe. A couple of my friends suggested a recipe, but the only tomato in it was a can of tomato soup, which didn't sound too appetizing, or adventurous. But then I finally discovered a recipe that included the real thing: fresh, ripe tomatoes.
Nuts, raisins, dates (it was the first time my grandson or I had used dates in a recipe) and two cups of fresh, ripe tomatoes, does indeed make a Tasty Tomato Cake. The recipe is below:
Tasty Tomato Cake
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Sift these ingredients together:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients, mix well. Pour into greased 9x13 baking pan, or a Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Frost with cream cheese frosting when cooled.
If you'd like to see photos of the baking process and the finished cake, (you'll love how my grandson decorated it) go to: http://www.emailbookclub.com/photo/tomato.html
Paul, doesn't even like tomatoes, but he does like broccoli...
"Let's bake a broccoli cake Grandma."
Is there such thing as a broccoli cake? If you have any recipes, help me out and send them my way.
Today is Classic Day. To start reading "Iola Leroy" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper go to: http://tinyurl.com/May11Classics
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: Doug Magee, today's featured author, writes...
NEVER WAVE GOODBYE is the story of Lena Trainor, a woman who puts her only child on the bus to camp Arno, goes back in the house and is horrified when, fifteen minutes later, the real bus from Camp Arno arrives.
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