If you like berries but don’t want to be overwhelmed with a sweet dessert-like cake, this recipe is for you. Tastes great with coffee, or fatten it up with some ice cream. Be careful not to overbake or it will be dry, if anything, underbake it slightly so it retains its tender texture.
- 2 C all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ C shortening
- 2 C berries (mixed, raspberries, or blueberries)
- ¾ C sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ C milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ C sugar
- ¼ C Earth Balance, or butter
- 1/3 C all purpose flour
Beat shortening and gradually add sugar, egg and milk. Add dry ingredients. Stir in berries gently. Spread into 9 x 13 pan. Cut butter into flour, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Posted in Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Make Ahead, Michigan, Recipes, Seasonal Ingredients, Vegan, Vegetarian
Tagged cake-like, Cinnamon, dessert, earth balance sticks, Earth michigan seasonal baking, flour, raspberries, sugar, vegan, vegan dessert, vegetarian dessert
Mr. Wonderful and I have a very, very large raspberry bush. Since raspberries last for about 10 seconds after you pick them, I picked a few large batches and then cooked like crazy. The next few posts are all about the Raspberry. First up, Raspberry Jam.
- 4 C mashed fresh raspberries
- 4 C white sugar
No need for pectin here people, finally a use for the seeds!
Use a VERY large pot, like a dutch oven, add to it the mashed raspberries. Cook over med-high until the jam reaches a full rolling boil. Boil x 2 minutes. Add sugar and stir well. Bring back to a boil, stirring consistently, boil x 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Beat with rotary beater x 4 minutes. Pour into jars, either sterile and shelve when proper seal has been achieved, or pop into plastic containers and freeze.
*5# of berries is approximately 9 C crushed berries.
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Tagged homemade jam, Michigan, Mr. Wonderful, mr. wonderful approved, old school recipe, raspberries, raspberry, raspberry jam, seasonal ingredients, sugar, summer, vegan, vegetarian
I grew up in the Village of Manchester, just outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We take great honor in being the home of the FAMOUS (yes, really) Chicken Broil, a 600+ volunteer driven event that raises funds for community projects and organizations from band uniforms to Boy Scout equipment and just about anything in between. Chances are if you were a kid and grew up in Manchester, or have kids and currently live in Manchester, you have received some benefit from the cash raised by this mostly-male driven event which serves this amount of food in 4 hours:
- 19,000 lbs chicken
- 9,600 lbs charcoal
- 256 lbs butter plus 14,000 butter pats
- 48 22-oz containers of salt for chicken and dressing
- 1,100 lbs radishes
- 14,000 dinner rolls
- 40 gallons of vegetable oil for dressing
- 84 crates of cabbage
- 14,000 1-oz. potato chip bags
- 500 aprons and gloves
In honor of the 58th Manchester Chicken Broil serving over 12,000 meals this Thursday, I give you…. the secret recipe for the only vegetarian component of the meal, besides the roll. Which, let’s be honest, that’s not really part of the meal, it’s the afterthought/filler.
MANCHESTER CHICKEN BROIL FAMOUS COLE SLAW DRESSING
- 10 T sugar (or sugar substitute, I’ve used as little as 3 T sugar with great results)
- 1/2 C vinegar (white preferred, but I usually use rice vinegar)
- 1 C canola or veg oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Coleman’s dry mustard (no subs here)
- 1 T dried minced onions (I’ve used onion powder before, no probs)
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 T celery seeds
Add ingredients to a glass canning jar, shake well until all sweetener dissolves and serve over shredded cabbage.
Posted in BBQ, Fridge Finds, Make Ahead, Recipes, Salad, Vegetarian
Tagged cabbage, Carol LaRock, celery seeds, coleman's dry mustard, coleslaw, community, Helen Hosmer, Helen Kensler, June Jenter, Manchester, Manchester Chicken Broil, MI, minced onions, oil, salt, sugar, summer, Village of Manchester, vinegar, World Famous Chicken Broil