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Soul Food Recipe Newsletter
November 18, 2015
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Soul Food Recipe Newsletter

November, 2015


Featured Recipe - Flavorful Sweet Potato Corn Bread

Many of you may only think about sweet potatoes for Sunday dinner and holidays, but why not add this old-fashioned Sweet Potato Corn bread recipe to your table this Thanksgiving. You can slice this delicious bread and serve with light margarine. A delicious and unexpected treat for your Thanksgiving table. Enjoy!

1 ¼ cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar, optional
1cup buttermilk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 425 degree° F. In a medium bowl, whisk cornmeal, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Set aside. In a separate bowl, stir sweet potato, brown sugar, buttermilk, and egg together until thoroughly combined. Stir sweet potato mixture into dry ingredients. Mix until blended. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet in the oven until oil is hot but not smoking. Pour batter into prepared skillet. Bake corn bread until slightly browned and bread feels firm to the touch, about 25 to 30 minutes. Turn corn bread onto a serving plate and cut into wedges before serving.

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Holiday Cooking Tips

-For best results, always let eggs and butter become room temperature before baking.

--Crumbling cake while frosting: lightly frost layers, place frosted layers in the freezer until set, about 20 to 30 minutes. Once set, finish frosting the cake. This should resolve the crumbling problem.

--Brown sugar will stay soft if you keep it sealed in a canning/mason jar. Even an old, dry, empty mayonnaise jar with a lid or another kind of container will work fine for storing brown sugar.

--Refrigerating chocolate will extend its shelf life.

--When baking, always line the bottom of the pan(s) with wax paper to make the cake come out easier after baking. (I always line the pan in addition to greasing the bottom and sides).

Please watch for more holiday cooking tips next month.


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Until Next Time

Cassandra Harrell,
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