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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Will Welsh Skillet Cakes be the next treat served in the White House? Mrs. Romney is practing her baking skills or so it seems.
Ann Romney Welsh Skillet Cakes
Mrs. Romney proved she could speak from the heart when she addressed the Republican Convention this weekend. If she cooks as well as she speaks, this old family recipe is a keeper. I'm making them to deliver to a long time family friend who loves the political process, but doesnt' get out much anymore. I'm hoping he enjoys these tonight as I know he will be glued to the television for the acceptance speech by Mitt Romney.
Sure looks like the Press Corps are excited and willing to sample her baking skills.
1-1/4 cups currants
1/2 cup milk
3-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
Beat egg with milk. Add currants. Sift all dry ingredients together. Work butter into flour and mix until mealy. Pour milk and currants over flour and butter mixture all at once and mix well. Wrap in wax paper and chill at least one hour. Roll it a little less than half an inch thick -- actually about 3/8 of an inch. You may think this is too precise, but it's very important not to roll too thin! Cut with cookie cutter. Cook on a pancake griddle greased with oil (325 degrees) on both sides. Flip the cookies when you see they are all shiny. Cook it for less amount of time on the second side. Roll in granulated sugar and let cool. Resist the urge to eat them right out of the oven -- these are the only cookies that taste better cooled.
NEXT WEEK we'll have one of Mrs. Obama's favorites featured.