Navigate / search

Recipe Archives

← Back to directory

Recipe : Entry # 5032
Name
Nancy Stephenson
Recipe Title
Baptist Cakes
Recipe Theme
Desserts
Cooperative
-- Select a Coop --
Ingredients
1/2 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 yeast cake, dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water*
3 cups bread flour, sifted
Directions
Combine butter, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the milk and water. When lukewarm, add the dissolved yeast cake and one half cup of flour. Mix thoroughly with a spoon, then add another cup of flour. Mix thoroughly with a spoon, then add another cup of flour. Continue to mix, adding balance of flour gradually. Turn out on a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Return to clean bowl, cover with cloth and let rise until double in bulk. Turn out on floured board and roll to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut in strips 2 1/2 inches wide and cut again to make squares or diamonds. Cover and let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Fry for about for minutes or until a delicate brown. Serve with maple syrup or milk sauce made by scalding two cups milk in a double boiler to which two tablespoons of butter have been added. Serve hot.