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Gobs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Privot
Added: Monday, December 22, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sour milk (1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar to sour it)
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Gobs:

Mix sugar, shortening, eggs, milk, water and vanilla. Then sift together flour, baking powder, soda and cocoa.

Gradually add dry ingredients to the first mixture, beating constantly until well mixed. Drop by tablespoon on engrossed cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes. Cool before icing.

Filling:Gob Icing

2 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar

Cook flour and milk together over low heat. Stir continuously with wooden spoon until thick like paste. Remove from heat and cool. Cream oleo, shortening, vanilla, and salt with flour mixture.

Beat in enough powdered sugar (3 to 4 cups) to make mixture thick enough to spread. Put icing between gob cakes and wrap with plastic wrap.

 

 

 

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