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Friday, August 13, 2010

Recipes!!!…No Eggs Involved!…Power Out tomorrow

Half a chocolate Bundt cake 2Image via Wikipedia

Yep, we are going to have a power outage tomorrow so the electric company can put in a new transformer. I was asked the other day for unusual recipes to use food storage items. They weren’t meaning beans either…I love these recipes as they are for comfort foods but can be made without eggs during a time when it may not be possible to go to the store and purchase them. When the power comes back tomorrow I will post again but until consider how you would prepare meals if one of the ingredients you normally depend on is not available. How would you modify your recipes? Do you have a variety of recipes for the same foods, bread for example. There are bread recipes with sugar or honey and then there are those without any sweetener. There are breads with oil, butter or no fats. Do you have a variety in case one is no longer feasible to make?
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt.
2. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla.
3. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended.
4. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan).
Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes
Soda Pop Cake
1 box cake mix
10 oz can soda
1/3 c mashed white beans
1. Place beans in blender and process until smooth. (Add 1 Tablespoon water to cooked beans or use water from canned beans)
2. Combine ingredients and bake according to directions on box.
For flavor combinations:
lemon cake and orange soda
vanilla cake and cream soda
chocolate cake and cherry soda
Wacky Cake
A WWII favorite when foods eggs and milk were scarce.
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp.
baking soda
1tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups water
3/4 cup oil
2 TB. vinegar

1 bag chocolate chips (optional)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
3. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl (except chocolate chips).
4. Add wet ingredients and quickly mix with hand mixer until everything is incorporated.
5. Immediately pour cake batter into greased pan.
Optional: Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of cake.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Frost cake with your favorite frosting, or dust with
powdered sugar.
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