Lisa at Champaign Taste and Simone at Briciole are once again hosting their Novel Event. This is a culinary/literary event that has inspired us over the past couple of years. Last December I posted the Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie Dottie Niven shared in 'A Redbird Christmas'. In September of 2007, I posted another of Fannie Flagg's great novels... 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the WhistleStop Cafe'. I just had to post Fannie's recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes.
This year my novel is another of Fannie Flagg's great southern stories. In 'Can't wait to get to Heaven' she manages once again to weave a story like a southern patchwork quilt. This recipe comes from Neighbor Dorothy, who hosts the local radio show~
"And now, from that little white house just around the corner from where ever you are, here she is, the lady with the smile in her voice, your neighbor and mine...Neighbor Dorothy."
Neighbor Dorothy's Heavenly Caramel Cake
1 3/4 cups cake flour sifted
resift with 1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp double-acting baking powder
Pre heat oven to 350°
Beat for 3 minutes. Bake in a greased pan for 1/2 hour.
2 Tbs cake flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 tsp salt
Mix flour and milk. Cook to a thick paste over slow flame. Cool. Cream sugars and vanilla with butter and shortening. Beat until light and fluffy. Blend in slt. Mix in cooled paste. Beat until fluffy. Blend. Should look like whipped cream.
Once again Fannie Flagg has let her Southern roots show through~ and these are not the roots that could be fixed at 'Tot's Tell It Like It Is' Beauty Shop!
We love you Fannie darling!
For anyone else who might like to join in the rules are simple. Post a recipe that is inspired by a novel that you have read. The deadline is April the 4th... You still have time to send it in!