Saturday, December 4, 2010

Southern Cookbook - 322 Old Dixie Recipes

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This is a small cookbook I bought on one of my most favorite vacations - down to Pennsylvania where we visited the Amish countryside, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Hershey Park, Eisenhower's home and more.  We even went to Reading to do a little shopping but mostly to see our AA division of the Albany-Colonie Yankees play the Reading Phillies.  The Yankees won and we had such a good time.  The players even recognized our kids and said hello to them and said 'what are you two doing here?".   They were a great team and the core four still play for the NY Yankees.

I bought this book mostly to add to my collection but here is a recipe I've taken from it to try.

Spiced Devil's Food Cake

2 c brown sugar
1 c butter
2 eggs
1 c buttermilk
3 c flour
4 squares melted cooking chocolate
1 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda dissolved in
1/2 c boiling water
1 tsp vanilla

Cream sugar and butter and add to well beaten eggs; then add milk, chocolate, and beat flour in lightly, adding a tsp of vanilla and spices.  Add baking soda dissolved in boiling water.  Bake in layer cake tins in a moderate oven, 350 degrees, for about 30 minutes.

Sounds yummy to me - another one worth a try!!  ENJOY


  1. Looks like a great recipe. Isn't Southern PA just the most interesting place ever! I love all those same places. Gettysburg is the most fascinating.

  2. Yes, I just loved it down there. Hope to make a return trip some day. Enjoy your day.