Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Susan Buell's White Cake

1/2 cup cold water
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream
3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder; add to sugar mixture and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat cream until it stands in soft peaks. Fold into batter. In a separate bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff and frothy. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Spoon into a greased and lightly floured layer pans, and bake 20 t0 25 minutes or until cakes test done.

This is a recipe that Susan Buell of Rose, Nebraska, placed in the Jolly Neighbors Extension Club's handwritten cookbook during the early 1960's. I have expanded the directions a little because all the recipes were greatly condensed to fit on one side of a 3x5" recipe card. Bernard and Susan Buells were neighbors who lived to the south of us. They were owners of the Shovel Dot Ranch, and their sons are still on the ranch and still raising Hereford cattle.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)