Jane Marsh Cooks: Diva Party Recipes with Color and Poety
Dedication: These Holiday Desserts are dedicated to my eternally memorable mother. Beauty was her life force. Totally, and with color creations of flowers and food-functionally coordinated and displayed with rhythmic merriment and elegance-decorating was food for her soul. In an exhibition reminiscent of Luxury Homes & Gardens, she wrapped one up in the musical whirl of her delivery.
Her diva-like, and incredibly vivid party displays are still, and always will be, Something to Sing About!
Plum Surprise (Baked):
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 tbsp. milk
½ cup shortening
2 cups minced prunes (cooked)
1 pinch salt
1 tsp. soda
Blend together: shortening, eggs, sugar.
Mix in rest of ingredients.
Bake in 2 cake pans for 20 – 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Cut and serve warm with Plum Surprise Hard Sauce.
Plum Surprise Hard Sauce:
4 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. cream
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
Mix ingredients together, adding confectionary sugar to create peaks consistency. Refrigerate to harden.