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  • Dixie Ryan: Warm from the oven on a cold weekend

  • The Saturday evening news was just on and I am in shock. They said we are going to have 8-12 inches of snow on Monday. They may not know it but I still have 8-10 inches of snow from last Thursday in my yard.

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  • The Saturday evening news was just on and I am in shock. They said we are going to have 8-12 inches of snow on Monday. They may not know it but I still have 8-10 inches of snow from last Thursday in my yard.
    Our main route in and out has only one lane, and if you want to try a bad driveway call me. Mine is ready for anyone who wants to learn to drive in 12 inches of snow. All the local tractors tried the roads and driveways to no avail as a standard farm tractor just won’t cut it. One fellow, Bill Crawford, was able to use his big tractor from the road to my garage and back. I appreciate that, but I don’t think I can get out without getting stuck.
    It would appear that if the next storm takes place it may be spring before most of us get out of here. Guess I will fire up the oven and make something good. It is the only thing I know to do.
    Quick Orange Rolls
    2 cups flour
    1/4 cup shortening
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tablespoon orange juice
    Mix together 1/2 to 3/4 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar
    Grated rind of 1 small orange
    Sift flour, sugar, baking power and salt together. Cut in shortening. Beat egg, add juice and add to dry ingredients. Roll on lightly floured board to 1/4 inches thick. Brush with butter and sprinkle with orange juice and sugar mixture. Spread to blend on dough. Roll like jelly roll and cut into 1-inch slices. Put each slice, cut side down, in greased muffin tin. Makes 18 small or 12 large rolls.
    Mix powered sugar and milk to make thick icing to spread on top of rolls.
    Sourdough Muffins
    (This will keep for several days as needed)
    2 cups boiling water
    4 cups Kelloggs All Bran
    2 cups Nabisco All Ban
    1 cup shortening
    1 cups sugar
    4 eggs
    1 quart buttermilk
    5 teaspoons soda
    1 tablespoon salt
    5 cups flour
    Pour boiling water over All Bran. Cream shortening, sugar, salt and eggs. Add remainder of ingredients. Add moistened bran last. Keep covered in refrigerator until ready to use. Add fruit or nuts just before baking. Bake in 400 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes.
    Lemon Bread
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup butter or margarine
    4 eggs, separated
    3 1/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 1/4 cups milk
    1 cup finely chopped nuts
    Grated peel of two lemons
    Page 2 of 2 - Topping
    Juice of 2 lemons
    1/2 cup sugar
    Cream sugar and butter or margarine well. Beat in egg yolks. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients.
    With milk, mix well. Add finely chopped nuts and grated lemon peel. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Grease and flour three loaf pans and divided the batter among the three pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until done.
    When bread comes out of oven, spoon topping over tops and leave in pans one hour. Cool completely on cake racks and package only after completely dry and cold. Makes 3 loaves.
    See you next week, providing the snow does not leave me stranded.
    Dixie Ryan lives in Odessa and has enjoyed sharing her cooking talents and secrets with readers for many years.
     
     
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