"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
CAKE: 2 c. sugar 1 c. butter 3 eggs 1 c. buttermilk and 1 tsp soda 1 c. strawberry jam 1 TBS allspice 2 c. nuts 1 c. raisins 1-1/2 c. fresh grated coconut 3 c. flour
3 c. sugar 1-1/2 c. butter 1-1/2 c. milk
Run nuts and raisins thru food chopper. Cream butter and sugar - add eggs, then milk with the soda, then jam, spice, raisins, coconut, and nuts, last flour. Mix well and bake in layer cake pans in 350º oven.
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