[Sca-cooks] OOP: last gasp of silly season

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 20 09:05:32 PDT 2010

*I'm not sure why Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry 
Brown posted this on FaceBook but it does look good. I wrote back that 
he already covered the Foodie Vote with his famous Peking Duck decision, 
but thanks.





*Bernice Brown’s Banana Cake [wife of one California Governor and mama 
of another]



½ cup butter

2 eggs

1 and ½ cups sugar

½ cup sour milk (1 teaspoon lemon or vinegar to make sour milk)

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 ripe bananas, mashed (the riper, the better)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped walnuts


Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks. Add milk with baking soda. Mix.

Put baking powder in flour, mix in gently. Add vanilla, banana and nuts.

Fold in beaten egg whites last. Mix barely, don’t over beat.

Bake in 3 greased layer cake tins at 325-350 degrees for 30 minutes.

*Icing: *


2 tablespoons butter

2 and ½ cups powdered sugar

1 egg (may be eliminated if concerned about using raw egg)

1 teaspoon vanilla

A little cream


Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix. Add vanilla. Add cream until 
frosting is the right consistency to spread.

Make the cake the day before serving.

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