9 Jan

Scripture cake was also known as “Bible Cake,” “Scriptural Cake” and “Old Testament Cake,” and was extremely popular in the latter part of the nineteenth century, especially in the southern Appalachians. The cake was meant as a way to teach young girls baking and Bible verses; the original recipes didn’t include the ingredients out to the side as provided on this one. The earliest recipe for this cake I have been able to find was published in the Atlanta Constitution on June 27, 1897. Some researchers believe the cake dates to the late 1700s in England or Ireland, while others claim the cake a favorite of Dolly Madison, wife of U.S. president James Madison.An old engraving of Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Recipes differ on amounts of ingredients and occasionally the Bible verses used to find them; this recipe is based on one found in Key to the Pantry, published by the ladies of the Church of the Epiphany in Danville, Virginia in 1897. This cake may also be baked in two 9-by 5-inch loaf pans, with a reduction in cooking time of about 15 minutes.

For the cake:

3/4 cup Judges 5:25 (butter)
1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
5 Isaiah 10:14 (eggs, separated)
3 cups sifted Leviticus 24:5 (flour)
3 teaspoons 2 Kings 2:20 (salt)
3 teaspoons Amos 4:5 (baking powder)
1 teaspoon Exodus 30:23 (cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon each 2 Chronicles 9:9 (spices-nutmeg, ginger, allspice)
1/2 cup Judges 4:19 (milk)
3/4 chopped Genesis 43:11 (nuts)
3/4 cup finely chopped Jeremiah 24:5 (figs
3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1 (raisins)
Whole Genesis 43:11 for garnish (almonds)

In a 4-quart mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and spices.

Beat flour mixture into butter and egg mixture, alternating with milk, until flour is just blended in.  Beat egg whites untill stiff; fold into batter. Fold in chopped nuts, figs and raisins. Turn into 10-inch tube pan that has been greased and dusted with flour.

Bake at 325 degrees F until a cake tester inserted into cake comes out clean, about an hour and ten minutes.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. After fifteen minutes, turn cake out from pan onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Burnt Jeremiah Syrup.

Burnt Jeremiah Syrup:

1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20 (sugar)
1/2 cup Genesis 24:45 (water)
1/4 cup Genesis 18:8 (butter)

in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt sugar, stirring ocasionally to prevent sticking. After sugar melts, continue cooking, stirring continuously, until it is a deep golden brown. Add water and cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from the heat, add butter and stir till until it melts; allow to cool.

Drizzle over cooled scripture cake and garnish with whole almonds.

7 Jan


The southern cuisine is influenced by Scottish, English, African, French and American Cuisines. This is why mostly, southern foods consist of corn, tomatoes, squash, barbecues and other borrowings from Seminole, Choctaw, Caddo (southeast American Indians).  The foods that are served as breakfast are always heavy. Here is a list of the most common southern foods:

Traditional Southern Meal

Foods such as pan-fried chicken, greens, field peas, mashed potatoes, sweet tea, corn pone, mashed potatoes, pie made from chess, sweet potato, pecan, peach are commonly served in the south. Alternatively, you will be served with a cobbler (Appalachia, blackberry, peach and apple)

Also, foods such as grits, beignets, country ham, succotash, buttermilk biscuits, chicken fried steak may also be served alongside jelly, butter, fruit, honey, sorghum molasses or gravy are also served. Other foods include boiled or baked sweet, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, butter beans, black-eyed peas, okra (sautéed, stewed, steamed pickled or fried.

Fried chicken feature prominently on the southern foods and may be served alongside pasta. Green beans flavored with salt pork or stewed with pork and served with biscuits and vinegar could be eaten as breakfast.

Vegetable with a little meat, beans and greens are a traditional meal among the poor in the south.

Rice is eaten in South Carolina and it could be mixed with black-eyed peas that are salt pork flavored. You will also be served with sea foods. In Oklahoma, you will eat bean based dishes including cornbread, while in Mississippi your will be served with farm raised catfish.  In Texas, you will get barbecues and chili as well as a variety of Mexican food.

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4 Jan

You need a good electric juicer to be able to squeeze juice from fruits or vegetables. This is the secret southern foods rely on to prepare a variety of juice recipes. Electrical juicers can whiz up juice recipes to give thicker juices.

When preparing juice, there are a number of critical issues that should be considered. First, the texture of the juice must be good especially if it is to be used to make smoothies. If you are juicing greens and herbs, blending the ingredients is important since it plays a role in mellowing the smoothies.

Southern foods are known for its innovativeness. It hires chefs that are passionate about what they produce and make use of top equipment including electrical juicers to prepare juice to be used to make dishes.

Buying a Juicer

Buying an easy to use juicers is important since it is extremely difficult to devour vegetables or a plate of fruits. A juicer machine is certainly one of the machines you can rely on to add vegetables and fruits to your diet. In fact, juicers make the fruits more appetizing compared to eating them raw.

Even though research shows that eating raw fruits is the best because of the accompanying fiber, not everyone has an opportunity to access and eat fresh produce. Juicing can help you include a little fresh produce into your diet. In addition, fresh juice tastes great and can easily be incorporated into our diet.

What to Look For When Buying an Electrical Juicer

Before you spend your hard-earned money on a juicer, it is important you check out whether it is a blender style juicer or centrifugal one. The blender- style and centrifugal blenders remove pulp but add oxygen and heat to the juice. This may subtract the nutritional benefits from the fruits. Check out the following.

The Capabilities

A juicer that makes good use of the produce you put in them is ideal. Look for a machine that has a powerful motor and which is capable of yielding more juice.  In fact, one of the reasons that make you consider buying juice is to make vegetables and fruits more palatable. The objective is to help you get the smoothest juice with the least amount of pulp. If the machine leaves less pulp, the better the juice you get from it.

Cleaning and Preparation

If it is not easy to clean a centrifugal and masticating juicers, chances are high that it will end up in the appliance graveyard. A juicer that requires little preparation and cleaning is certainly the best. Look at how many parts will you have to wash, how many cuts you must have so that the recipe can fit in the juicer. A machine that does not require you to cut the ingredients into many pieces is the best.


The design of the juicer matters a lot. There are juicers that make a lot of noise that will bother your neighbors. The amount of noise generated by the machine should, therefore, be a deciding factor before you actually buy one.