Monday, November 21, 2011

Date Fruit Cake

Stone enough dates to make 4 cups, keeping them as whole as possible.
Add to the dates, 1 lb of walnut meats in large sized pieces.
In another bowl sift together, three times, 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp of salt and tsp of baking powder.
Mix this together with the date/nut mixture.
Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and mix again.
Separate the whites from the yolks of four eggs.
Beat the whites of 4 eggs  until stiff and dry.
In another bowl beat the yolks until light colored and thick. Mix even the yolks into the cake mixture..
Then lightly fold in the whites of eggs throughout the mixture adding 1 tbspn of vanilla/
Line 2 .brick loaf pans or (we used a cast iron skillet)with buttered brown paper. Add cake mixture.
Bake one hour in moderate oven.
You can also add candied cherries or pineapple ( but we never did).
We made this cake ahead and stored it for a 4 days to a week in cool room. It builds in flavor. But it was /really hard  to resist cutting it and munching.
Slice in long narrow slices.
It was my absolute favorite. Mom made it for Christmas or New Years.

Grandma Ina"s Fudge

3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 sq chocolate or 6 tbs cocca if you desire black fudge. For white fudge just leave it out.
Mix dry ingredients well.
add 1 cup of milk.
Stir till boiling then heat to soft ball stage.
Add 1 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla and nuts.
Wait until mixture is luke warm and then beat.
Mom and Dad lived in Oklahoma. This was there cardplaying, cheap, have on hand snack.
They and lots of pecans and not walnuts so pecans were the nut of choice. It is good and very
pecan buttery.

Persimmon Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup persimmon pulp
1 tsp soda
Cream shortening and sugar, add slightly beaten egg and mix well together.
In a different bowl combine
2 cups of flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp salt
1 cup nuts
1 cup raisins
stir well until evenly blended.
Stir into the pulp shortening mixture.
Make drop cookies somewhat mashed down.
Bake 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

persimmon cake

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking pwder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup persimmon pulp
1 tbs butter
1/2 cup walnuts

Sift dry ingrediants together.  Stir everything together. Put into a 300 degree oven fro 1 hour in a small square
pan. can be doubled.

This was my moms recipee and soooo good. Coffee drinkers love it.