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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Butterscotch Funny Cake

cakes, desserts

1 recipe pastry
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 pastry:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
3 tablespoon water

TO MAKE PASTRY: Sift flour; mix with salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender, or two knives until mixture is consistency of coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix until all particles are dampened. Put onto wax paper. Press into ball. Let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Mix 1/4 cup of shortening, brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Add the water and again bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside to cool. Start oven at 350 degrees. Sift flour with baking powder, salt and sugar. Put 1/4 cup of shortening in mixed bowl. Sift in dry ingredients. Add milk and vanilla. Mix until flour is dampened. Beat 2 minutes on low speed. Add egg, beat 1 minute longer. Pour batter into pastry-lined pan, Dribble sauce over cake batter. Bake 50-55 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Sauce will have made layer between cake and pastry.