Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blog today: Food!

I slept pretty late again and it was raining when I got up. Not long after that the sun came out. That's how it went all day long, rain ...sun.... This afternoon we even had a nice rainbow.
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Yesterday Janna and Maxine would like to have the recipe for my Ginger mounds. I got it from Louise, a sailing friend many years ago. When she first served them I really had to hold back ☺ I liked them that well.

Spiced Ginger Mounds

Cream together:

3/4 c shortening (175 g)

1 cups sugar (I don’t use quite as much)

Add:

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

Sift together:

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Cloves

1 tsp Ginger

1/4 tsp Salt

Mix all together, shape into small balls (I make larger ones) and roll in sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet

325 F for 12 minutes (don’t let them bake too much longer they get harder)

I tried using butter once because I don't like to use hydrogenated fat. They did not turn out that well, so now I am sticking with Crisco. I also don't roll all of them in sugar because Cliff likes them "naked"
I take them out of the oven when I see the first cracks on top when they are still rounded. When they cool they get flat. The recipe can be doubled.
Enjoy!
Two days ago we had "Rouladen" for lunch. That is a dish my mother would make frequently for our "Sunday Dinner" . It has always been one of my favourites. Today we had the leftovers:
Roulade, potatoes w. gravy, lettuce and homemade avocado dressing, creamed squash and bok choy.
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the squash is still one of our home grown.
Time to read!
Good night everybody ☺

4 comments:

Janna and Mike said...

Thanks a bunch Vera!

Anonymous said...

Howdy Vera, Rick is on his way over for that plate of food, so hope you have some left! I do have the cookie recipe and I do leave it in the oven longer so that they are crispy, I like them that way. Happy Thursday! Max

Tzara said...

mmm looks good!

Gypsy said...

If I was in your neck of the woods I would certainly pop in for dinner. The rouladen sure looks good!