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Sunday, July 5, 2009

CHOCOLATE RUM LOAF CAKE

INGREDIENTS FOR ONE LOAF:
2 eggs,
1.1/4 cup powder sugar.
1 cup flour,
1/2 teaspoon baking powder,
1/2 baking soda,
2 tablespoons rum extract,
1 tablespoon vanilla extract,
1/4 teaspoon salt,
1/2 cup vegetable oil,
1 tablespoon cocoa powder;

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly spray or butter the loaf pan. Using the electric mixer beat egg whites; add powder sugar one spoon at a time; add baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and rum extract; mix at high speed for 2 minutes; add oil one spoon at a time and mix at medium speed for 2 minutes; add flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix at low speed until well incorporated.
Pour batter in the prepared greased pan reserving 1/2 cup; add cocoa powder to the reserved batter and mix until well incorporated; spoon cocoa mixture on top of the batter in the pan; do not mix. Bake for 30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from pan; dust with powder sugar and slice.
Enjoy!


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MEATLOAF PIE, GARLIC PARSLEY SEASONED MASHED POTATO AND HOMEMADE PICKLES

INGREDIENTS:

1.1/2 lb. ground lean pork meat,
2 cups chopped onion,
2 cups diced mixed bell peppers (red, orange, green)
1 cup diced celery,
1 cup diced yellow squash,
1 cup chopped asparagus,
4 eggs,
3/4 teaspoon salt,
1/2 teaspoon pepper,
1/2 cup chopped parsley,
3 tablespoons olive oil;
1.1/2 tablespoons corn starch;

DIRECTIONS:

Cook meat until lightly browned in 3 tablespoons oil; add all the other ingredients, minus eggs and corn starch.
Cook for about 4, 5 minutes stirring. Let cool for 8, 10 minutes; add eggs and corn starch; mix until well coated. Place the meat and vegetable mixture into a baking dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 400 F. Serve warm .








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