Saturday, May 23, 2020

Raisin Bread


Raisin Bread


2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 package rapid yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup warm milk


Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of water with a pinch sugar.

Combine all dry ingredients, along with raisins.  Cut in butter and shortening until pea side approximately.

Make a well in center and add liquid mixtures to bring together and knead.

Set aside cover and allow to rise for approximately 1 hour.

Punch down and loaf out 3/4 of dough for a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan.  Remainder dough, loaf out into 3 bun size buns.

Allow to rise a further 40 minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven of 375 degrees for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Fruit Cake And Plain Cake

H A P P Y   M O T H E R ' S   D A Y


Recipe at 

The cakes in the above pictures were made during the weeks Bermuda was in Lockdown/Curfew Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic of April 2020.  

The original recipe is located at the above link and this is the recipe made in a smaller amount of ingredients.

Plain Cake 


2 tablespoons shortening 
1/4 cup butter 
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1.                  Cream together shortening, butter and sugar.
2.                  Add eggs, beating well.
3.                  Sift flour and baking powder and add dry ingredients and milk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
4.                  Add vanilla flavoring.
5.                  Pour into a 6 inch greased and floured tube pan.
6.                  Bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.  Test with toothpick for doneness. (Do not open door during baking.)
7.                  Right before cake should be done, bring water and sugar to a rolling boil.  Remove from heat and add almond extract.  While cake is still in pan, pour the glaze over cake and let stand about 30 minutes before removing from pan.

Fruit Cake was made with the same recipe but alternately added with the flour and milk.   Fruit added to cake mixture is soaked mixed peel and raisins.  Approximate amount used is 1/4 - 1/2 cup in combination of soaked mixed peel and raisins.  Fruit in this cake was soaked in cranberry juice, but can be soaked in your choice of any juice or rum from 1 hour to several hours or days.

Glaze is optional.

1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Cakes made by ShirleyAnn Pearman.

This recipe was obtained by a Mini Cookbook while on a travel vacation while a young adult with my family in Dallas, Texas from a tourist gift shop.  I liked the recipe, because it was like a recipe already being used within my family which is the traditional pound cake with the alternate milk method. 

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Recipe at

Wednesday, April 29, 2020



This blog posting is a selection of sandwich photos taken of pictures of sandwiches throughout the years of Recipe Marketing. 



A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type. Wikipedia
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 
Calories 340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19 g29%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 8 g
Cholesterol 291 mg97%
Sodium 804 mg33%
Potassium 188 mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 26 g8%
Protein 16 g32%
Vitamin A13%Vitamin C2%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-65%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.