Orange Mayonnaise Cake

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Orange Mayonnaise Cake

Cake

2 cups flour

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp cocoa

Mix together in a bowl until all ingredients are incorporated.

In a small bowl whisk together:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup orange juice

1 tsp orange extract

Mix dry and wet ingredients just until incorporated. Bake in a glass pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the batter.  Cool and then cover with icing.

 

Peanut Butter Orange Icing

6 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

4 tbsp honey

4 tbsp corn syrup

1 tsp orange extract

Mix thoroughly and spread thinly on cake.  The icing is sweet. A little goes a long way.

 

Bean Salad

Bring to boil 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1/2 cup water. 1 tsp salt and 2 cups white sugar.  Let cool.  Darin the following:

 

1 can yellow beans

bean-salad
Bean Salad

1 can chick peas

1 can kidney beans

1 can lima beans

Mix together and add:

3 stocks green celery (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

2 onions (sliced)

1 cup yellow beans (chopped)

Mix with liquid and let stand for 24 hours in refrigerator before serving.

Peanut & Pumpkin Seed Brittle

 

3 cups sugar

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Peanut and Pumpkin Seed Brittle

2 cups unsalted peanuts

1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp butter

Combine sugar and salt in a heavy skillet.  Heat over high heat until sugar lumps.  Lower heat and continue cooking , stirring until sugar is completely melted.  It will be a rich caramel color.  stir in nuts and butter.  Pour immediately into a greased jelly roll pan.

Cheese Souffle

1/4 cup butter

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Cheese Souffle

1/4 cup flour

1 cup milk

4 separated eggs

1/2 lb of old cheddar cheese

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Blend in flour and cook for one minute until mixture bubbles  Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk.  Cook until thickened while stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and blend in cheddar cheese until melted.  Separate eggs.  Take yolks and add to cheddar cheese mixture.  Mix well.

Beat egg whites until stiff.  Fold egg whites into sauce.  Put the mixture into an ungreased casserole.  Bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/4 hours.