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Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake

Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients

Pound Cake
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) Butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (6-oz.) container raspberries

Glaze
1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar
5 tbsp. heavy cream
1 tbsp. seedless raspberry jam

Directions

Make the Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour 8 1⁄2″-x-4 1⁄2″ loaf pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sugar, butter, cream cheese, and lemon zest until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping side of bowl as needed and beat in vanilla. In two batches, beat in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in raspberries with a spatula.

Transfer batter to a prepared loaf pan and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack. Loosen side with a small knife and invert onto rack. Let cool.

Make the Glaze: Meanwhile, in a blender, purée confectioners’ sugar, cream and jam, scraping down the sides as needed. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and serve.

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Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract

FILLING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt to remaining crumb mixture. Stir in the egg, sour cream and almond extract until blended. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan with removable bottom.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 1 minute. Add egg; beat just until combined. Spread over crust. Carefully top with pie filling. Sprinkle with almonds and reserved crumb mixture.

Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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cherry cake

Cherry Cake (British)

Ingredients
1 cup glacé cherries
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup softened butter, plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup sugar
1 lemon, finely grated zest only
1/4 cup ground almonds
3 large free-range eggs

For the decoration
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 lemon, juice only
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
5 glacé cherries, quartered

Directions
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm/9in bundt tin or savarin mould with butter.

Cut the cherries into quarters. Set aside five of the quartered cherries for the decoration later. Put the rest of the quartered cherries in a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well then dry thoroughly on kitchen paper and toss in two tablespoons of the flour.

Measure all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for two minutes to mix thoroughly. Lightly fold in the cherries. Turn into the prepared tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar together with the lemon juice to a thick paste. Drizzle over the cooled cake using the back of a spoon, sprinkle over the toasted almonds and reserved cherries.

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Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Ingredients
4 eggs
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk
2 cans (14 ounces each) sweetened condensed milk
1-3/4 pounds fresh peaches, peeled and sliced

Directions
In a large heavy saucepan, whisk eggs, 1 cup sugar and salt until blended; stir in milk. Cook over low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately.

Quickly transfer to a bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 2 minutes. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

When ready to freeze, in a small bowl, mash peaches with remaining sugar; let stand 30 minutes. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full with custard, stirring in some of the peaches; freeze according to manufacturers’ directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.

Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture and peaches. Yield: 3-3/4 quarts.

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Juicy Peach & Strawberry Crumb Pie

Juicy Peach & Strawberry Crumb Pie

Ingredients
1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
3-1/2 cups sliced peeled peaches (about 4 medium)
2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll pastry sheet into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. In a large bowl, combine peaches, strawberries and lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and basil. Add to fruit and toss gently to coat. Transfer to crust.

In a small bowl, mix flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Place pie on a foil-lined baking pan.

Bake on a lower oven rack 45-55 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe of the Day: Juicy Peach & Strawberry Crumb Pie

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Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

FROSTING:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
Food coloring, optional
Colored sugar

Directions
In a bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture until completely blended. Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with holiday cutters dipped in flour. Using a floured spatula, transfer cookies to ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

For frosting, combine sugar, butter, vanilla and milk; beat until creamy. Thin with additional milk to desired spreading consistency if necessary. Add a few drops of food coloring if desired. Spread frosting over cookies and decorate with colored sugar.

Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw and decorate as desired. Yield: 7 dozen (2-1/2-in. cookies).

Recipe found here: Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

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Mamaw Emily's Strawberry Cake Recipe

Mamaw Emily’s Strawberry Cake Recipe

Ingredients
1 package white cake mix (regular size)
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 cup finely chopped strawberries

FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup crushed strawberries
4-1/2 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line the bottoms of two greased 8-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, gelatin, sugar and flour. Add water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in chopped strawberries. Transfer to prepared pans.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.

For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in crushed strawberries. Gradually beat in enough confectioners’ sugar to reach desired consistency. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Mamaw Emily’s Strawberry Cake

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