Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grandma Victoria Ferraro Colenzo's (heavy scratch cake)

This is a heavy almost pound cake texture. Growing up our Grandma used ingredients that were always around....the sweet smell of the the citrus peels left to dry out on top of the gas stove all day in the winter time....was absolutely wonderful......

Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream, pudding, or just powdered sugar.

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup shortening

Beat till light around 15 minutes

Add 1 teaspoons of vanilla, fresh lemon, fresh orange and grated peels from both.

Add 2 eggs beating after each addtion

Add 2 1/4 cups sifted flour

2 1/2 teas baking powder

1 teas salt

Beat together into creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup milk plus 2 tab milk.

Bake into 2 greased and floured 9 inch pans at 375 for 20 minutes.
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