Monday, May 17, 2010

A Strawberry Treat!

I recently realized that I still have several bags of frozen strawberries in the freezer from last June's trip to the you-pick farms on Sauvie Island. And now suddenly we're coming up on the season for fresh strawberries again, and I need to use up the last of the frozen ones. So, we've been eating a lot of this:

The sauce is a simple one from How to Cook Everything, and the cake is from a recipe that has been in my parents' recipe box for as long as I can remember, called "Easy-Mix One Bowl Cake." It goes like this:

In a large bowl, combine and mix well:
4 cups flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla
2 cups milk
1/4 cup oil or soft butter

Stir well, then add an additional 1/2 cup milk and 4 eggs and mix again. Bake in an oiled-then-floured cake pan at 375 F for 30 minutes.

Serve on a warm spring evening with a cup of good English tea. Yum!


Laurel said...

Looks delicious!

Karen Sue said...

I was jamming things into the freezer today thinking I haven't been good about eating stuff up lately. Getting out some strips of Green Peppers tonight, though. one step at a time!!

Karen Sue said...

THanks for stopping over. I am now trimming 3.5" of the tulle off the most full prom dress I have ever touched. I have 3 layers of tulle and 2 linings and a dress to shorten. Prom is Saturday, but I'd like to have it done Thursday...I'd say tomorrow, but I have to work away from home then...