Friday, March 26, 2010

We Love Cooking with Great Grammy Winslow!

"Listen to advice and accept instructions and in the end you will be wise." Proverbs 19:20

We have treasured the time spent with Great Grampy and Great Grammy over the last 10 months, bringing meals to them and enjoying their company. Grampy is 92 and Grammy is 90. Twice now we have headed to their farm early on a Wednesday to do some baking with Great Grammy. Grammy's family is from Denmark and were wonderful bakers. She and her sister Dot used to run a roadside bakery stand long, long ago, and it was a huge hit, with homemade rolls, and breads and sweet treats! About 5-6 years ago for Christmas, Grammy gave each of us a cookbook binder with her treasured recipes in it. They are written in her own handwriting. It truly is a treasure! I love making things from this cookbook. What an amazing gift to us! Here is a list of the recipes in it:

Back in the Fall last year Grammy wanted to show us how to make her famous coffee ring. It's super yummy! It's made with Plainer Sweet Dough. You can either make it into rolls or a coffee ring. Below is the recipe. Everyone enjoyed helping out!

It's super important to follow the recipe. Above is Grammy showing us how to shape and cut the ring!
Now it's time to wait for it to rise! We enjoyed a cup of tea while we waited.

And then the wait is over! Add the icing and you have a beautiful coffee ring! As Grammy says..."It's truly the talk of whatever you bring it to for an event! It's a favorite!"

Then the week of St. Patrick's day we headed over to Grammy's early to make her famous chocolate cake with fudge frosting. This was to celebrate Jon's birthday. This cake is so yummy! One of the secret ingredients is sour milk with vinegar in it. The fudge frosting is cooked on the stovetop and when placed on the cake, it hardens and turns into chocolate fudge! Oh my...soooooo yummy!!

The kiddos enjoyed a game of aggravation while we waited for the cake to bake! The aroma was divine!

Then the best part, of course---birthday cake for dessert! Needless to say, it was a hit with everyone, and there wasn't even a crumb left! Yum! Thank you Grammy!
We love you!
Stayed tuned for what we will bake next in the Winslow kitchen.....high on the list...the famous lemon jelly cake! I can't wait for that one!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

YUM! My grandma has a recipe for a chocolate cake using sour milk and fudge frosting. One of my all time favorite cakes!