Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Digital Vittles

Digital Vittles

Digital Vittles is the brainchild of our friend J. He and a few other Columbus, OH foodies have put together some great recipes and insider info on great eats.

I planned on joining the fun, but have yet to hear from J. It seems that they are a little slow to allowing others to join or even to put up their own posts.

Instead of waiting around any longer, I'm going to blog here about my first entry for DV...

Each year, my partner, R, wants a cake for her b-day. Now, we're not talking some Betty Crocker crap from the box. Oh no. I made her a cherry-nut cake. You can see what's left of it below and even make your own.

Cherry-Nut Cake
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Maraschino cherries
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
2 tsp vanilla or almond extract

1. Mix sugar, shortening, salt.
2. Add eggs, one at a time.
3. Mix and sift flour and baking soda in separate bowl.
4. Alterante sour cream and flour mix to first two ingredients.
5. Add vanilla.
6. Fold in cherries and nuts.
7. Divide into three pans.
8. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Butter Cream Frosting
1. Cream 2/3 cup shortening and 1 cup butter.
2. Add 1 cup white sugar and BEAT.
3. Add two egg whites and 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract.
4. BEAT. BEAT. BEAT. BEAT...(You get the idea.) until fluffy.

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