Archives for Sweets category

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk 4 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, […]

This is a recipe from the Gullah, who inhabit the islands in the South Carolina Low Country. 2 large sweet potatoes 2 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark cane sugar Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into […]

Star of stage, screen, and Dinner on the Grounds! 4 whole eggs, separated 2/3 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 bananas sliced vanilla wafer cookies For the meringue: 5 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat 4 eggs yolks slightly. Add sugar, salt and cornstarch. […]

1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup Buttermilk 1/2 cup Unsalted butter 3 tablespoons Light corn syrup 1 teaspoon Baking soda 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1/2 cup Coarsely chopped pecans Combine the sugars, buttermilk, butter, syrup, and baking soda in a heavy saucepan. Bring to the boiling point, then […]

A treat we always had every winter, this is a delicious dessert. 1 cup persimmon pulp 1 egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 […]

The quintessential New Orleans candy. In New Orleans, they are pronounced PRAW-leens, NOT PRAY-leens. 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup pecans Combine the sugar and milk and cook slowly in a heavy pot over a low flame until it reaches the […]

Peach Cobbler

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Dash of salt 3/4 cup milk 2 cups sliced peaches Melt butter in a 2-quart baking dish. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt; add milk, and stir until mixed. Pour batter over butter […]

King Cake

This is a New Orleans tradition at Mardi Gras (or Carnival, as the natives of that city call it). A little doll or coin is baked inside, and the person who gets it has to buy the King Cake at the next party! 1/4 C butter 16 ounces sour cream 1/3 C ugar 1 tsp. […]

Apple Brown Betty

This dish dates back to Colonial America. A delicious way to enjoy fall’s bounty. 4 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 4 baking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons dry sherry […]

Coconut cakes are the crowning glory of the Christmas feast in many a Southern household. They are found throughout the region, and recipes date back to the early years of the nineteenth century. This cake was part of every Christmas from my first to the present day, some half century later. I remember my grandfather […]