"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

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Mama
Added: Monday, March 9, 2009

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Directions:
Directions:
(A) in a large bowl mix 2 cups sifted self-rising flour, 2 cups sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt
(B) in a large pan melt 2 sticks oleo, 1 cup water, and 3 tbsp cocoa
(C) in a bowl beat 2 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and 1 tsp soda

Pour B into A a little at a time mixing well. Pour C into AB mixture and mix well. Add 1 tsp vanilla and mix. Pour into greased 11' x16' or 11' x 18' deep pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Sheet Cake Icing
In a large pan melt 1 stick oleo, 3 tbsp cocoa, and 6 tbsp milk. Bring to a boil and remove immediately. Add 1 box confectioners sugar a little at a time and then add 1/2 cup pecans and 1 tsp vanilla. Pour over warm cake and spread.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Alberta who helped care for Doll Baby (Elizabeth) and Baby Sis (Jennifer) would also do some cooking. If daddy complimented her on her cooking she would respond with help ya-self! Our family adopted this saying!

 

 

 

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