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Dried Apple Stack Cake

On 14 Jun 2005 at 19:44, J.W. wrote:
> Looking for a recipes for a apple cake with the filling between layers
> and on top made from dried apples.
> Thanks

Hello J. W.,

Could you mean a dried apple stack cake? See below.


Old  Fashioned  Dried  Apple  Stack  Cake

 Ingredients :
 2 c. flour (self-rising)
 1 1/2 c. molasses
 1 c. buttermilk
 1 stick butter
 3 eggs
 Cinnamon & allspice
 Dried apples
 Cinnamon & allspice

 Preparation :
    Melt butter and combine with flour, buttermilk, eggs and
 molasses. Divide batter into 4 batches and bake in iron skillets
 until brown at 375 degrees.  Cook dried apples in water until a
 thick apple butter like paste is made, add spices and sugar.  Put
 mixture between cake layers and top. Keep covered for 1 day before
 Dried  Apple  Stack  Cake

 Ingredients :
 2 eggs
 1 c. sugar
 3 c. flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 c. butter
 1 tsp. soda
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. nutmeg
 3/4 c. buttermilk
 1 1/2 lbs. dried apples
 1 tsp. allspice
 1 1/2 c. sugar

 Preparation :
    Cream shortening and sugar.  Add beaten eggs.  Mix and sift dry
 ingredients. Add alternately with milk to mixture.  Knead to cookie
 dough consistency.  Pinch off small ball and roll thin as a knife
 blade.  Cut to fit 8 inch pan.  Bake in 375 oven.  Divide dough into
 5 or 6 balls.  Roll on wax paper.  Cut to fit cake pan and turn over
 holding together with wax paper.  Put fruit in pan and cover with
 cold water.  Bring to boil.  Add sugar and allspice, cook 15 or 20
 minutes.  Mash with potato masher.  Cool and spread between layers.
 Let stand at least 24 hours in a cool place.
Dried  Apple  Stack  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 c. butter
 3/4 c. white sugar
 3/4 c. brown sugar
 4 eggs, well beaten
 1 1/2 c. molasses
 5 c. plain flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. cloves
 1 tsp. ginger
 1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
 1 tsp. soda
 1 c. buttermilk
Dried Apple Filling:
 3 c. dried apples
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1 1/3 c. sugar
 1/4 tsp. cloves

 Preparation :
     Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, beating well.  Sift dry
 ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture alternating with
 buttermilk.  Mix well.  Pour batter in round cake pans that have
 been greased and floured well.  After putting batter in pan put
 enough flour or approximately 1 teaspoon on top of batter.  Pat down
 and spread out to cover pan.  Bake approximately 15-20 minutes in
 375 degree oven.  Cool cake layers.  Mash dried apples, spread
 between layers.  Best to leave set 1-2 days before served.
Dried  Apple  Cake

 Ingredients :
 2 1/2 c. dried apples (cooked, unsweetened)
 4 tsp. soda
 1 c. blackberry jam
 1 c. shortening (or Wesson oil)
 4 c. flour
 2 c. sugar
 1 c. chopped nuts
 1 c. raisins
 1 c. grape juice
 1 tsp. cinnamon, allspice, cloves &

 Preparation :
    Cream shortening and sugar.  Add dried apples to which soda has
 been added. Sift flour and spices together, add gradually with grape
 juice.  Add jam; mix well then add nuts and raisins.  This makes 4
 to 6 layers.
Dried  Apple  Stack  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. shortening
 1/2 c. sugar
 1/2 c. molasses
 1/2 c. buttermilk
 1 egg, beaten
 1 tsp. vanilla
 3 to 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
 1 tsp. ground ginger
 1/2 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. salt
Dried Apple Filling:
 4 c. dried apples
 3 1/2 c. water
 1 1/2 c. sugar
 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

 Preparation :
    Cream shortening; gradually add sugar and molasses, beating until
 smooth.  Add buttermilk, egg, and vanilla, mix well.  Combine flour,
 ginger, soda, and salt.  Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating
 just until blended.  Divide dough into 6 portions, and pat 1 portion
 into the bottom of a lightly greased, 9-inch, cast-iron skillet.
 (Chill remaining dough.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes.
 Carefully remove to cooling rack.  Repeat with remaining dough.
 Stack layers, spreading Dried Apple Filling between each.  Store
 overnight in ice box before serving.  Yield:  one 9 inch cake.

Chicken & Dumplings Like Cracker Barrel

On 15 Jun 2005 at 15:42, Shelley wrote:
>    My husband is a Cracker Barrel nut, and he loves their chicken &
> dumplings. I have tried to make them time & time again, but he says
> they just aren't the same. If you could find the recipe it would be
> greatly appreciated.
>         ~Shelley

Hello Shelley,

Of course, I can't get the actual CB recipe, but try the clones below. The second one is just for the dumplings - you'll have to do the chicken on your own.


Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
4-6 servings

This tastes just like Cracker Barrel's, if you have ever tried it. 
From the book "Old Fashioned Country Cooking" found at Cracker Barrel.

1 (3-pound) frying chicken (any whole chicken will do)
2 quarts water
2 tsp. salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper (I use course ground and double it)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. shortening (I use Crisco sticks)
3/4 cup buttermilk (I add 1 tbsp. vinegar to 1 cup milk let sit 5 minutes, 
then measure 3/4 cup)

Place chicken in a Dutch oven. Add water and 2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil. 
Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until tender (should almost 
fall off bone). Remove the chicken from the broth and cool. Bone the chicken 
and cut meat into bite-sized pieces. 
Bring the broth to a boil and add pepper.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the shortening. Add the 
buttermilk, stirring with a fork until moistened. Knead the dough 4 to 5 
times (never done), and pat to 1/2-inch pieces and drop into boiling broth 
(I do not pat it out, just pinch off pieces). 
Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in the chicken and serve.

I make it in the pressure cooker, much quicker and easier. I pressure it for 
only 30 minutes. 

It can also be done in the crockpot with 4 cups water. Cook on high 3-4 hours 
or low 6-8 hours. 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Dumplings

2 C Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 C whole Milk
4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Mix above ingredients, blend them well and turn out on to a floured surface. 
Knead 4 or five times and divide dough into two parts. Roll out one piece 
of dough to 1/8" thick and cut into 1"x1 1/2" strips. Place into a large 
sauce pan that you have place 8 cups of water and 3 chicken bouillon cubes 
that has been brought to boil and the bouillon cubes have been dissolved. 
Cook 1 half of dumplings until just about done and strain and set aside. 
Next finish the other half of the dumplings in the same way. While cooking 
the dumplings you can prepare the sauce.

Dumpling Sauce

3 Tbsp Butter
4 Tbsp Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1 C Whole Milk
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes (crumbled)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 -3/4 C Dumpling Cooking Liquid (after dumplings have been cooked)

Place butter in medium sauce pan and melt, add salt and flour, stir until 
thick. Mix sugar with milk, and add to flour mixture a little at a time 
and stir constantly with a whisk until thick and smooth. Remove from heat. 
Place cooked dumplings in dumpling sauce and add 1/2 cups of cooking liquid 
in which the crumbled chicken bouillon cubes have been added and stir gently, 
Simmer dumplings until blended on low heat. More cooking liquid may be added 
if needed.

Banana Pudding Like Golden Corral

On 15 Jun 2005 at 11:36, Pat wrote:

> I just loved Golden Corral's Banana  Pudding!
> I know it has bananas and cookies and whipped cream  not sure of the
> rest of the ingredients. Thank You in advance, Pat

Hello Pat,

Try this.


Golden Corral Banana Pudding Clone

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cup cold water(or milk)
1 (4 oz) size package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups Cool Whip
box vanilla wafers
3 bananas, sliced

Mix sweetened condensed milk with water. Add pudding mix and beat well. 
Chill in refrigerator for 5 minutes. Fold in thawed Cool Whip. Spoon 
1 cup of pudding in bottom of serving dish. Top with 1/3 of each of the 
bananas, wafers and pudding. Repeat layering twice, ending with pudding. 
Top with vanilla wafers. Chill thoroughly and keep refrigerated 

Paradise Pudding

On 15 Jun 2005 at 14:36, John wrote:

> This should be interesting. For many years on my birthday my Mother
> would make what she called "Paradise Pudding". I recall it had
> pineapple, usually nuts, egg, and I do not know what else. It had to
> be chilled. It was presented in a shallow rectangular glass baking
> dish but I am reasonably sure it was not baked.
> I would appreciate anything you find that is it or close.
> Thank you,
> John 

Hello John,

See below for several versions of this.


Paradise  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1 pkg. lemon Jello
 1/2 pt. whipping cream
 1 pkg. Dream Whip
 1 med. size can crushed pineapple, drained

 Preparation :
   Make Jello as directed on package.  Chill until set, but not firm.
  Then beat with electric mixer until white and foamy (can't
 overbeat).  Whip cream and make Dream Whip as directed on package.
 Combine 2 creams and fold into Jello mixture.  Fold in drained
 pineapple.  Chill overnight or at least 6 to 8 hours.  Makes 8
Paradise  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1 pkg. strawberry gelatin
 1 pt. boiling water
 1 c. Dream Whip or Cool Whip
 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
 1 c. sm. marshmallows
 12 maraschino cherries, finely cut
 6 macaroons, crushed
 4 tbsp. sugar
 1/4 tsp. salt

 Preparation :
   Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.  Let cool to syrup stage, then
 beat until frothy.  Add Dream Whip.  Fold rest of ingredients into
 Jello mixture.  Put in one large dish or sherbet-sized dishes and
 let set until firm.
Paradise  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1 box lemon or lime Jello
 1 pt. Cool Whip
 1 sm. jar maraschino cherries
 1/2 bag sm. marshmallows
 1 c. Grape Nuts

 Preparation :
    Make Jello according to directions; let set.  Whip in Cool Whip,
 then add cut up cherries, marshmallows and Grape Nuts.  Best time to
 add Grape Nuts is just before serving.
Paradise  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
 1/4 c. sugar
 1/4 c. margarine, melted
Cream Cheese Mixture:
 2 (1 1/2 oz.) pkg. Dream Whip
 1/2 c. milk
 1/4 tsp. vanilla
 1/4 tsp. almond extract
 4 oz. cream cheese
 1/2 c. sugar
 1 c. Cool whip
 1/4 c. chopped walnuts

 Preparation :
    Lightly spray an 8 x 8 inch square pan.  Mix and press on bottom
 and up sides of pan. Prepare 1 package instant pudding, any flavor.
 Set until thick.  Mix Dream Whip, milk, and extracts.  Beat cream
 cheese and sugar until fluffy.  Combine Dream Whip and cream cheese
 mixture.  Put in crust in layers - pudding, cream cheese, etc.
 Garnish with Cool Whip and walnuts.
Paradise  Pudding

 Ingredients :
 1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped
 1 doz. marshmallows diced
 8 maraschino cherries, diced
 1/2 c. pecans, crushed
 10 coconut bars or vanilla wafers, crushed
 1 pkg. Jello (flavor is your choice, I
    use cherry or strawberry)

 Preparation :
   Mix together above ingredients.   Prepare Jello as directed.  When
 it begins to set, whip until creamy.  Add to other mixture.
 Refrigerate.  When ready to serve, cut in slices.

Dried Apple Dumplings

On 14 Jun 2005 at 19:42, J.W. wrote:
> My request is for apple dumplings made from/with dried apples.
> Thanks

Hello J.W.

This is the only one that I can find.


Dried Apple Dumplings

 Ingredients :
 2 c. flour
 1/2 tsp. sugar
 4 level tbsp. shortening
 2 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt
 2 c. sweetened dried apples
 Enough milk to make soft dough

 Preparation :
    Sift dry ingredients and add milk to make dough; spread with
 sweetened apples and roll as jelly roll and cut about 1 inch thick.
 Line pan with the following:  3 cups water, 3 cups sugar, 2
 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg;
 place slices in it.  Bake in moderate oven until brown (350 degrees).


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