For the Corner View dinner party,
I would bring LaDonna's(a friend) Baked Beans
Jackie's(a friend) chocolate sheet cake.
Below are the recipes.
The pictures were found online,
and are not of my actual creations.
I am often asked for the recipe of these baked beans,
which I gladly give.
The secret is one pound of bacon!
LaDonna's Baked Beans
3 hrs. covered at 325
uncover last 30 minutes.
If still a bit runny, broil for a few minutes--
watch it though, it burns quickly!
2 cans of 1 lb 13 oz beans
I get Bush's Spicy and then a can of Bush's Regular
l lb. bacon cut up in pieces
2 med. onion in chunks
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
I usually just dump in the ketchup and then dump a handful of brown sugar.
I've gotten so I can use the lid of the Worcestershire sauce--I go by looks.
Stir all together and put in oven in a 9 by 13 pan or dish.
Jackie's Texas Sheet Cake
1 C cooking oil
1 C water
4 T cocoa
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
Bring oil, water, and cocoa to a boil. Remove from heat;
add dry ingredients.
Beat 2 eggs in a bowl; add sour cream and baking soda;
Add to chocolate mixture.
Bake in a greased jelly roll pan--15 by 10 by 1 inches in a 375 oven 20-22 minutes.
In the meantime make icing:
1 stick butter
1-4 tsp. cocoa ---you want it med. brown
6- 8 tsp. milk
3/4 - 1 box confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C chopped nuts ( skip this and lay pecans on top after I'm done icing).
Bring 1st 3 ingredients to boil. Remove from heat and add confectioner's
sugar to desired consistency.
For more corner view recipes,
check out Francesca's beginning on Wednesday morning.