Category: Desserts & Baked Goods

Poor Man’s Chocolate Cake

(An old family favorite) 3 cups flour 1 cup canola oil2 cups sugar 2 cups water2/3 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking soda dash salt Put all ingredients into a mixer bowl and beat well. Bake in standard, lightly greased 13”x 9” rectangular pan (pan size is important) at 350 degrees for 30 –

Cheese Cream Frosting

Fantastic on carrot cake – works on lots of other desserts too. Get creative! Even add food coloring. 1 lb confectioners’ sugar½ cup butter, softened8 oz cream cheese, softened1 Tbsp genuine vanilla extract, if using cheaper add dab more of vanilla Frosting: beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in vanilla until well-

Sesame Cookies II

Cream Together:1 ½ cups sugar½ pound Crisco½ pound butter2 Tablespoons vanillaAdd 6 eggs Mix about 6 cups of flour w/6 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix together with sugar mixture with your hands. Shape into small loaves and roll into sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees, 12 – 15 minutes. My grandmother also used this recipe

Sesame Cookies

4 cups flour1 tsp baking powder1 cup sugar1 cup shortening¼ cup orange juice4 eggs1 ½ tsp vanilla Mix well—turn out on floured surface and form into a large loaf. Slice off 2 inch strips and roll each strip in a mixture of beaten egg and ¼ cup milk. Roll strip in sesame seeds & bake

Manny’s Cheese Cake Clone

3 – 8oz pkgs of cream cheese1 ¾ cups sugar¾ cup heavy sweet cream3 level Tbsp of flour16 egg yolks½ tsp of vanilla pinch of salt1 tsp lemon rind3/5 cup melted butter Softened cream cheese, sugar and flour. Use the high speed of mixer, lower speed and add 16 egg yolks one at a time.

Pieta Chiusa II

1 package yeast2 cups lukewarm milk 100-110 deg3 eggs2 tsp vanilla4 tablespoons sugar8 cups bread flour1 tsp salt1 lb shortening or 1 ½ – 2 cups (I used 1 ¾) Dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add eggs and beat. Then add vanilla and sugar Use 4 cups of the flour and mix with the

Pieta Chiusa

6 eggs6 tsp baking powder (one for each egg)½ tsp salt½ cup sugar½ cup Mazola oil all the flour it takes. Roll out dough, making sure it’s not too hard or too soft to handle. Cut a piece off. Roll and fit into a greased pie plate. Cook 1 lb of raisins (in warm water

Lemon Ice

4 cups of hot water2 cups of sugar1 tsp Knox gelatin, lemon juice to your taste Boil water and sugar keep stirring. In a bowl dissolve gelatin with 2 Tbsp of water stir well. Add two mixtures together let cool, add lemon juice stir. Put in container and freeze. You must stir until frozen. You

Baileys Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Crust:¼ cup butter2 Tbsp sugar½ tsp vanilla½ cup all-purpose flourPreheat oven to 400° Beat butter until soft. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and stir in flour. With floured fingertips, press dough evenly on bottom only of ungreased 10″ spring-form pan. Bake until golden (10-12 min.). Cool completely on a

Baci Di Dama (Lady Kisses)

1 cup almonds, chopped fine1 cup sugar1 cup butter2 oz bittersweet chocolate1 cup flour1 oz butter Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the almonds, butter, flour and sugar together to get a smooth mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet for about 15 minutes. Let cool. Melt chocolate and butter in double