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breakfast cake

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

breakfast cakeCrumb together:

2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of flour
oleo, the size of an egg

1 cup sugar
1 cup of milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cup of flour

Cover with brown sugar, cinnamon and oleo.

40 minutes at 350° F.

Recipe originated from Matt’s paternal great-grandmother, Grammy Brown.

quoddy fish chowder

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

1/4 pound cubed salt pork (or bacon)
4 cups of diced potatoes
3 pounds of white fish
3 onions, sliced
2 cups whole milk, scalded
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of butter
1/4 teaspoon of pepper

Fry salt pork, remove pork, add onions, potatoes and half the salt.
Cover with hot water, cook until potatoes are tender. Cut fish into
three pieces and simmer in boiling water in seperate dish (salt water).
Put fish and strained fish stock into heated chowder dish. Add milk,
butter and pepper. Season to taste. Serves 5.

“Quoddy Fish Chowder.” Recipe. Maine Cooking and the Accomplished Cook, or, The Whole Art and Mystery of Cookery, fitted for all Degrees and Qualities. Down East recipes dating from 1664. Ninth Edition – June 1, 1965. Rockland, Maine: Courier-Gazette, Inc., 1965. 19.


Saturday, August 12th, 2006

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pastry or all purpose flour
(with an additional 1/2 teaspoon baking powder)
1/2 cup walnut meats (or pecans), cut in pieces (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in saucepan over very low heat. Remove from heat.

Stir in remaining ingredients, mix well.

Spread mixture evenly in 9×9 inch buttered pan. Place in a preheated 325°F oven until dry on top and almost firm to the touch (approximately 30-35 minutes). Cool. Especially good with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream on top!

Recipe courtesy of Matt’s mom, Margie.

Notes: This recipe is much better than the brownies in a box. To cut bars perfectly, freeze before cutting. I have made this recipe without nuts in a pan in the toaster oven several times without any problem.

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