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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Sunrise

.... service was awesome!  It's a beautiful sunny morning in the North Woods of Idaho.  The MacFrugal family will be having our Easter dinner on Monday when we can partake in the celebration as a entire family.  Yesterday's weather was dismal with snow, hail, rain, sleet.  Perhaps today, we will have an egg hunt outside.  Enjoy the day.

Day After Easter Dinner Menu

smoked ham with a brown sugar mustard glaze
cheesy potatoes au gratin
angel eggs
ambrosia
asparagus
homemade dinner rolls

fresh banana cake and coffee for dessert

Banana Cake Recipe

In a bowl, whisk together:
2-1/4 cups cake flour (I'll use half ww pastry & unbleached white flour)
1/2 tsp. double acting baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
Cream in a large bowl
1/2 cup butter
Add gradually and cream until light:
1-1/2 cups sifted sugar
Beat in one at a time:
2 eggs
Prepare:
1 cup lightly mashed ripe banans
Add:
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk or yogurt
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the banana mixture.  Stir the batter after each addition until smooth.  Bake in greased round cake pans about 1/2 hour.  When cool, place between the layers:
2 sliced ripe bananas
Spread the cake with:
a white icing
If served at once, this cake is good without icing ... just sprinkle with powdered sugar or serve with whipped cream.  

Recipe adapted from:  The Joy of Cooking Cookbook

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1 comment:

FlowerLady said...

It sounds like your Easter is lovely so far. Your dinner tomorrow will be yummy.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady