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Soul Food Recipe Newsletter
December 19, 2013
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Monthly Recipe Newsletter
From Soul Food Advisor!

December, 2013 - Happy Holidays!


Thank You!

I want to thank each of you for supporting Soul Food and this newsletter over the past year. I really appreciate your dedication and your kind comments throughout the year. I hope each of you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. May God bless you.

Elnora’s Sweet Milk & Jelly Cake

This cake was first introduced to our family many years ago by our good friend and neighbor, Elnora Bell from Halls, Tennessee. I remember this cake as she prepared it on many occasions. Elnora was the type of person to just bake whenever she felt like it. It really didn’t have to be for anything special.

Elnora is no longer with us, but her daughter and good friend of mine, Carolyn Conley from Ripley, Tennessee gave me this recipe to include in this section. The next time you want to create memories, bake this cake. It's a delightful change and a special addition to traditional desserts during the holidays. Thank you Carolyn!

Elnora’s Sweet Milk & Jelly Cake

1 cup margarine, softened
2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
3 cups self-rising flour
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
2 cups strawberry jelly

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and margarine together. Add flour a little at a time. Beat. Add milk and beat with mixer. Add flavorings. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until the center springs back when pressed lightly. Spread strawberry jelly over the cake while it's warm.



Did You Know?

Did you know that eating red onions can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke? A new study suggests. Not only do red onions contain anti-clotting compounds, research in Hong King also suggests eating them often can make your “bad” LDL cholesterol plunge, while keeping “good” HDL high.

Source: Women’s World, December 9, 2013 Edition.


Holiday Baking and Shopping Tips

When baking, allow eggs and butter to become room temperature before using. If butter is too cold or too warm it can change the temperature of the dough or batter and can alter the baking time.

Always use the best ingredients: Unsalted butter, pure vanilla, and other extracts, fresh unsalted nuts, eggs, good quality chocolate, and cooking spices that have not expired.


GREAT HOLIDAY RECIPES : If you’re looking for a variety of great holiday recipes, Soul Food Lovers’ Cookbook has over 250 recipes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for delicious holiday recipes, amazing salads, or mouth-watering desserts, this cookbook has something for every taste and is available for immediate download. Check it out Soul Food Lovers’ Cookbook


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Until Next Time
Cassandra Harrell,
Soul Food Advisor & Cookbook Author

Copyright 2013 - All Rights Reserved


Cassandra Harrell is an avid soul food lover and the author of Soul Food Lovers’ Cookbook with 250 easy-to-follow soul food and southern recipes from three generations of Southern cooks. Throughout the cookbook you’re find helpful cooking tips and fun recipe stories about the dish.

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