for family meals :
recipe was sent to me by Shirley Cline.
was a great inspiration to me when I first started working
on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web site.
Not only did she encourage me but she also supplied
a great many recipes and other pieces which are featured
throughout the site. Her great achievement was to teach
me to cook risottos over the internet!
I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even talk
to her, I regarded her as a good friend. It was with
great sadness that I learnt that she passed away in
Autumn 2004 and that there would be no more emails.
I think she will be sadly missed by a lot of people
like me to whom she gave such pleasure with the sharing
or her recipes. The pleasure my children have had from
her recipe for Strawberries
with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to mention
the fights for seconds - has been a joy to behold.
Shirley. You will always be remembered. I learnt a great
deal from you.
says: "This cake is made with one box of white
cake mix prepared with Root Beer instead of the liquid
called for in the instructions".
box white cake mix
Root Beer instead of the liquid called for on box
2 Tblsp. flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 lb. butter
1/2 cup sugar
Speck of salt
1/2 tsp root beer extract
up the cake mix as per the instructions on the box
substituting Root Beer for the liquid in the instructions.
in a 9 x 13 pan or two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans
flour with milk. Cook over low flame until thickened.
butter and sugar. Beat with mixer for 4 - 5 minutes.
cooled paste and add root beer extract.
another 5 - 6 minutes. The long beating is what makes
this so fluffy.