Cherry Dumplings

Today I made Cherry Dumplings!

29 oz undrained canned cherries, 1/2C sugar, pinch salt, 1/2C flour, 1/2T sugar, pinch salt, 3/4t baking powder, 3/4T firm butter, 1/4C milk

Pour cherries into large saucepan with tight-fitting lid.

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Stir in 1/2C sugar and salt. Simmer 3 minutes. Measure flour, 1/2T sugar, pinch salt and baking powder. Re-sift three times.

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Cut in butter until size of rice.

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Add milk all at once and stir vigorously with fork. Drop by Tbs (or whatever size you like) onto simmering cherries.

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Simmer over low heat 20 minutes. Keep lid on the whole time. Serve hot or cold.

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Oatmeal Bars

Today I made Oatmeal Bars!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1 egg, 1t almond extract. 1t baking powder, 1 1/2C oats, 3/4C flour, 1/2C chopped nuts, 1/2C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.

Oatmeal Bars

Cream butter, sugar and extract. Add egg. Beat well. Add remaining ingredients.

Oatmeal Bars

Press into greased cake pan.

Oatmeal Bars

Bake 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into squares. Or rectangles.
Don’t forget to eat.

Oatmeal Bars

Brownies

Today I made Brownies!

1 1/2C cocoa, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter, melted, 1/3 C butter, melted, 1C boiling water, 4C sugar, 4 eggs, 2 2/3C flour, 1t vanilla, 1/2t salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Brownies

Stir cocoa, baking soda and 1/2C butter, melted. Add boiling water. Stir until mixture thickens. Mix in sugar, eggs and remaining melted butter.

Brownies

Brownies

Stir until smooth. Beat in flour, vanilla and salt. Blend well.

Brownies

Pour into lightly greased 13″X9″ pan.

Brownies

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean.

Brownies

Meringue Cookies

Today I made Meringue Cookies!

4 egg whites, 1 1/2C sugar, 2 pinches salt, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 12 oz mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 275F. Beat whites with salt until frothy.

Meringue Cookies

Add cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.

Meringue Cookies

Beat in sugar 2T at a time. Continue beating until whites are glossy and stiff, about 10 minutes.

Meringue Cookies

Fold in chips. Drop onto well-greased cookie sheets, 2T at a time.

Meringue Cookies

Bake 45-50 minutes, or until firm and dry on the inside.

Meringue Cookies