Baking with Betty
This week's column is dedicated to Andrea — hope you have a wonderful rest of the month with your lovely grandchildren!
Creamy Blueberry Gelatin Salad
2 packages (3 ounces each) grape gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 can (21 ounces) blueberry pie filling
1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, not drained
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool for 10 minutes. Stir in pie filling and pineapple until blended. Transfer to a 13-by-9-inch dish. Cover and refrigerate until partially set, about 1 hour. For topping, in a small mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Carefully spread over gelatin, sprinkle with walnuts. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
1 1/2 cups cubed fully-cooked ham
6 ounces plain yogurt
1/4 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 6)
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs until thickened and lemon-colored, fold into ham mixture. Transfer to a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
Busy Day Baked Fish
8 ounces sour cream
2 tablespoons onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
2 1/2 pounds fresh or frozen fish fillets, thawed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
In a shallow bowl, combine sour cream and soup mix. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Cut fish into serving-size pieces, coat with the sour cream mixture then roll in the crumbs. Place in two greased 13-by-9-inch x 2" baking dishes. Drizzle with butter. Bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, bake 2 to 6 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yields 6 to 8 servings.
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
Mix the above ingredients together and spread in a greased 13-by-9-inch pan.
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups hot water
Mix ingredients together. Carefully pour mixture over the batter in the cake pan. Do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Our thought for the week:“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman.