Pricey Heloise: My youngsters like it when their hamburger patties are spherical and never misshaped. Frankly, so do I. I take a big can of peaches and clear the underside, then press it into the hamburger meat. It leaves an impression, which I lower round, and I’ve a pleasant spherical hamburger. — Cathy W., Parma, Ohio
Pricey Heloise: Would you repeat your Conflict Cake recipe? My husband loves it, however I misplaced the recipe. — Paula D., Royal Oak, Michigan
Paula, I get so many requests for this recipe from individuals who love the truth that there aren’t any eggs in it. It is fast and straightforward to make.
Utilizing a medium to massive dimension cooking pot/pan, combine collectively 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups sizzling water and a pair of teaspoons shortening. Add 1/2 to three/4 cup raisins, 1 teaspoon every of salt, cinnamon and cloves. Boil for five minutes after the combination begins to bubble.
When the combination is chilly (and it have to be chilly), add 3 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda that has been dissolved in a teaspoon of sizzling water. Combine properly.
Pour right into a greased tube pan and bake for about 1 hour at 350-375 levels.
Do you want desserts you’ll be able to whip up in a short while? Or does anybody in your house have an allergy to eggs? This is a perfect recipe for nearly anybody and takes little or no time to make. You may love my pamphlet “Heloise’s Cake Recipes.” There are a number of uncommon recipes which might be enjoyable and straightforward to organize. To get a replica, simply go to www.Heloise.com or ship $3, together with a stamped, self-addressed, lengthy envelope to: Heloise/Cake, P.O. Field 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001.
Make sure to at all times check whether or not a cake is finished by inserting a toothpick within the middle of the cake. If it comes out clear, it is performed. If there may be moist cake batter caught to the toothpick, it wants just a little extra time within the oven.
Pricey Heloise: My strawberries at all times appear mushy after I wash and put them within the fridge. Am I doing one thing flawed? — Victoria C., Florence, Alabama
Victoria, do not wash your berries earlier than refrigerating them. Retailer them in a colander or plastic woven basket in order that air can flow into across the berries. However be sure you wash them earlier than consuming them. — Heloise
Pricey Heloise: Is there a way I can preserve my greens from wanting pale or light out whereas they’re cooking? — Edna L., Emporia, Kansas
Edna, sure there may be. For greener or extra colourful carrots, and so forth., simply add just a little vinegar to the water whereas they’re cooking. And, as a bonus, this may lower down on odors, too! — Heloise
DROWNING IN WAFFLE BATTER
Pricey Heloise: Every time I make waffles plainly I make manner an excessive amount of batter. I hate losing meals like that, however I often find yourself throwing out the remainder of the batter. Any hints for me to make much less or to avoid wasting the batter? — Lillian D., Fall River, Massachusetts
Lillian, proceed to make waffles with the additional waffle batter, then freeze the leftover waffles. Simply warmth them up the following morning. — Heloise