Source: My mother has been doing this for years!
By attosa from Los Angeles, CA
This recipe makes 2 loaves, so you have one to share or freeze for another day.
Next day: Cream shortening, and gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs one at the time, beating well after each addition.
Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Whisk to mix, then add to creamed mixture alternately with beer, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
Dredge pecans and raisins in remaining 1/2 cup flour, stir to coat well, then fold into batter.
Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 350 and bake an additional 25 minutes or until cakes tests done.
Remove from oven when done, and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out loaves onto wire rack to cool completely before slicing or wrapping to freeze.
|Servings:||8 Slices per loaf|
|Time:||20 Minutes Preparation Time|
60 Minutes Cooking Time
Source: My German friend and neighbor, Gretchen. My three daughters grew up eating cookies that she baked just for them every week. I've forgotten the name of the cookie she made, but my girls loved them. Lots of spices just like this cake.
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
By duckie-do from Cortez, CO
How do I utilize some bottles of stale beer?
By zarunkaur from Malaysia
It's great for acid loving plants. Take 1-1/2gal water, 1-12 oz beer, 3/8th tsp instant tea, 1-1/2 tbsp baby shampoo. Mix well. Then around the soil of acid loving plants, sprinkle & turn in the soil, a couple of handfuls of Epsom salts. Then water in with the liquid mix.. That amount will do 1-2 lg bushes or say 4 small plants. Geraniums love it. You can do this about 2x a year. Use other fertilizers, but this is wonderful for those plants that after everything you've done, they still don't bloom.
I knocked a bottle of beer out of the refridgerator this morning. It partially opened. Anybody know a non meat recipe using beer?
Barbara from Manassas, VA
I hope someone can give me some suggestions. I found a crate of lager beer that is out-dated by 3months, probably left over from a party. I don't know if I can make use of them. I'm not a beer drinker, so there's no point in tasting them since I would have no idea if they are good or bad. All beer tastes awful to me. Can I use it to make beer bread or to cook with, or can the beer be used for other things? Since I don't know if it's bad or not, would it be better, and safer, to just toss it out?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
By cettina from Malta, Europe
I use out of date beer in cooking. I use it as the liquid when making yeast bread and it gives it a hint of hops, people taste it a little but don't know what it is, they do when they toast it. I use it in marinades for all sorts of meat. It works well in beer cheese soup. It is wonderful in a batter for fried fish or just about anything battered and deep fried. I have used it to braise ribs.
All most all brands are pasteurized so there is nothing alive to grow. It will just loose some of the crisp taste as some of the compounds break down. I don't drink beer but I buy it by the case and use it to cook with all year.
If you are having problems with slugs, get a small saucer and pour a little beer in it. Late in the evening is best and then the next morning, you'll find some dead slugs.
By Sabrina from Council,N.C.
By ms. carmen