One who always had good food cooked.
I remember that kitchen, how it smelled, where everything was, and how hot it was! I'm pretty sure it was like 150 degrees in there every time she cooked...that window unit in the living room didn't help the kitchen...
She always had an apron on when she was cooking. I remember her wiping her hands on that apron like a dish towel...She never took it off till my grandfather started the blessing.
Last night when I asked Katie to put water on to boil and she replied "I don't know how" I almost died!
Kellie could cook a meal with no help. How did Katie miss all the cooking info.
So, today, in the first installment of teaching Katie to boil water and other essentials, we started with something I knew she would like to eat.... The Pound Cake from her grandmother.
The best friend was here for the lesson so they both started with aprons
Katie learned to separate eggs, measure and fold today
She was very excited to get to use the mixer Kellie asked for at Christmas
Here Katie was telling her to "just wipe it out"
the pay off
Katie's Butter Milk Pound Cake
3 Cups Sugar
1 Cup butter, softened
6 eggs, separated
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda
1 cup Buttermilk
Preheat over to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time beating after each. Add flavoring. Sift dry ingredients and add to first mixture alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with dry ingregients. Beat egg whites till stiff. Fold into batter. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan for approx 1 hour and 10 min.