Saturday, 11 April 2015

La Kitchenette Souris: Basic White Cake & Turkey Stuffing

A really odd combination of recipes, yes, I am aware of that.

However, I do not have a photo of the stuffing I made & I wanted to post the recipe on the blog, as it is a good recipe for home-made stuffing, & perhaps someone would like to try it.

Besides, I am trying to add as much variety as possible to La Kitchenette Souris' Glossary of Recipes! *grins*
[Click on the link & scroll down just a tad to find the Glossary]

Anyways, this is a really yummy white cake recipe, very easy & a great base for countless cake ideas.
I made it for my Grandpa's birthday & he likes things plain, so I served it with whipped cream & cinnamon & tossed on a few pink sprinkles (despite that being slightly girly) to dress it up a little & he was quite pleased with the whole thing. 

Not a stuffing fan, but I was told it was very good~ and that's 4 people's opinions on the matter! *winks*

Basic White Cake

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease & flour a 9x9 inch pan.

In a medium bowl, cream together sugar & butter. 
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. 

Combine flour & baking powder, add to the creamed mixture & mix well. 

Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. 

Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean or cake springs back at touch.

Turkey Stuffing

1/2 cup butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 loaves (approx 18-20 cups) cubed whole wheat bread
2-3 cups cold water
(depends on how moist you prefer it)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1 heaping teaspoon poultry seasoning

Melt butter, onion, & salt 'n' pepper together.
Place bread cubes in a large bowl, & pour butter mixture over.
Stir well.

Beat egg, add milk, sage & poultry seasoning. 
Mix, then pour over bread cubes & again, stir well.
Add a dash more of salt & pepper.

Stuff turkey or, if doing separately, wrap in tinfoil & put in the roaster along with the turkey if you have room, or put in a greased casserole dish.
Keep in fridge until ready to put in oven.
Bake for about 45 minutes at 325F.
You can take it out of the tinfoil & bake on its own for another 15 minutes, if you'd like it to be a bit more crispy, which is what I did, & it made it a really nice texture. 

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