Whipped Shortbread

1 lb. butter 3 cups flour 1 cup icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup corn starch Glacé cherries (optional) Beat all ingredients like whipped cream. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Decorate with pieces of cherry or cake decs, if desired. Bake at 325º for about...

French Apple Cake

Cake 3 large apples peeled, cored and chopped 1 cup self-rising flour * (or 1 cup flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp baking powder, mixed well) 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 6 tablespoons milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 4 medium eggs, beaten (set aside 2...

Ranch Pudding

My maternal grandma’s sweet saucy dessert from frugal bygone days. Bring the following ingredients to boil in a saucepan  Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat and set aside. 1 cup brown sugar 2-1/2 water 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1/4 cups Bisquik (or 1-1/4 cups...

Apple or Peach Crisp

1/2 cup quick rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Dash of salt 1/4 cup butter 2 lbs apples or 2.5 lbs peaches Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs;...

Butter Tarts

Combine 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter Beat together 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla and add to sugar/butter mixture. Stir well and spoon/pour into very lightly baked tart shells (20 purchased tart shells, or perhaps a dozen if homemade). If desired, add 5 or 6 raisins...

Pavlova

Meringue base: 4 egg whites 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 tsp cornstarch Pinch salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. vanilla Topping: Fruit such as fresh peaches, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, etc. 1 cup (240 ml) whipping cream 1 1/2 tablespoons...