I’ll bet you thought by the title of this blog that I’m going to talk about marriage. Sorry to disappoint. Or maybe you’re glad. Either way, keep reading because you are in for a sweet treat!!
God knew when he created the cow that the cow would produce milk that the milk would separate into something drinkable on the bottom and a cream on top that could then be whisked into submission to bring us delicious butter. And according to Julia Child, With enough butter, anything is good.
God also knew what he was doing when he created cane (the plant not the person) from whence we get sugar. Not to mention a bean, by way of a tree, called Cacao (not to be confused with the Chinese warlord Cao Cao who rose to great power in his final years.) The Cacao bean is a dynasty unto itself and has smoothed many a conflict and soothed many cravings with its flavor.
I cannot keep writing without the mention of my beloved chickens that produce eggs and are still wondering why her buddy crossed the road. Was it really just to get to the other side?
It’s a little bit of heaven on earth when you can join:
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix the above together then add ¼ cup milk and stir.
Put 8 tablespoons cocoa in a measuring cup then fill the rest of the cup with flour add to the above ingredients.
Add 1 more cup flour.
Mix all together then add 1 cup of nuts if desired (I use pecans).
Pour into a 13×9 pan sprayed with a non-stick spray.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
When Granny’s (well used) recipe made with simple ingredients that I always have in the cupboard are joined together in sacred harmony, my taste buds will sing forever.
What God has joined together let no man put asunder. Can I get a hardy yes and amen?