Thankfully patience is a virtue and I got it for nearly half price. Now that's a blessing!
I spent last Sunday afternoon going through it and marking the recipes I wanted to try. Let's just say that the post-it notes got out of hand. So many wonderful looking recipes!
Sunday night I made the "Busy Woman's Chocolate Cake" and Monday morning I made "Johnny Cakes" for breakfast.
The chocolate cake was great. It certainly needs no frosting what so ever. The only thing was that the recipe said to cook it for only 30 minutes, which at 350 in a 13x9 pan would have left it severely under baked. It really takes about 45-50 minutes. I would think that you could divide it into 2 8" pie plates and cook them that way for about 30 minutes.
The Johnny Cakes were...well, let's just say it's obvious that I have NO southern roots. The flavor of them was great, I just didn't love the texture. I don't want to completely give up on this recipe though so I think that next time instead of just 2 cups of cornmeal, I'll use 1 cup cornmeal and 1 cup flour.
Do you have the Homestead Blessings cook book? What recipes have you made out of it and what did you think of them?
We have a ton of canned peaches from last summer so I think the next one I'm going to make is the Georgia Peach Pie!