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PINK-FROSTED chocolate Valentine cake made with dry milk
By CECILY VALENTINE
Associated Press Food- Editor
A VALENTINE for your family?
Then bake this cake. It has two
layers of nut-filled chocolate and
it is somewhat like brownies in
texture and flavor. Fill and cover
the cake with pink peppermint
frosting and arrange a pretty heart
of 'tiny pink candies over the top.
We used nonfat dry milk in the
cake, sifting it in with the dry
ingredients. Nothing new about that
?we've often suggested this meth
od. But we did try something a lit
tle different in making the frost
ing: we used the dry milk solids in
If you are serving a Valentine
meal to your family, you might
Start off with Tomato Bouillon.
Make the soup with tomato juice,
chicken bouillon cubes and such
seasonings as minced onion and
celery, Worcestershire sauce and
basil. Cut heart shapes out of toast,
spread them with butter and run
them under the broiler a minute or
so: float the toast heart on the soup
just before serving.
The main (course for your Val
entine lunch or supper might be
slices of cooked chicken or smoked
turkey arranged over stalks of
cooked broccoli. Cover them both
with a rich cream sauce, sprinkle
the -top with lots of grated Par
mesan cheese and place in the even
until bubbly hot. If the top doesn't
brown enough fpr your taste, run
the casserole under the broiler.
Salad? How about romaine and
pink grapefruit? For dessert, this
Sweetheart Fudge Nut Cake.
If the cake is to be served for
an evening supper, you might pref
ace it with chicken salad garnish
ed with hearts cut out of canned
jellied cranberry sauce. Or if you
prefer to serve sandwiches instead
of a salad, cut the bread in heart
shapes and use a filling of deviled
ham or one of ground bologna mix
ed with finely diced celery, pickle
relish, prepared Bahama-type mus
tard and mayonnaise.
SWEETHEART FUDGE NUT
Ingredients: 1V? cups sifted flour.
1 1/3 cups sugar. V6 cup instant
nonfat dry milk powder, ^4 tea
spoon baking powder, Vi teaspoon
baking soda. Vi teaspoon salt,
cup boiling water. 3 squares (3
ounees) unsweetened chocolate (cut
in Small pieces), 6 tablespoons
softened butter, 34 teaspoon van
illa, 2 eggs. 34 cup coarsely chop
ped walnut meats. Pink Peppermint
Method: Grease bottom of two
round layer-cake pans leach 8 in
ches across and 1 inch deep); line
bottoms with waxed paper; grease
paper. Sift together flour, sugar,
instant nonfat dry milk powder,
baking powder, baking soda, and
salt. Pour boiling water into mix
ing bowl; add chocolate and butter;
stir until melted. Add sifted dry
ingredients, vanilla and eggs. Beat
three minutes on electric mixer
at medium speed or 450 strokes by
hand. Fold in walnut meats. Turn
into prepared pans. Bake in' mod
erate <350 degrees) oven until cake
tester inserted in center comes out
clean and top springs back when
lightly touched with finger?about
35 minutes. When cold spread
Pink Peppermint Frosting between
layers and over entire outside of
PINK PEPPERMINT FROSTING
Ingredients; 2:,4 cups sifted con
fectioners' sugar. 1/3 cup instant
nonfat dry milk powder, dash of
salt. 6 tablespoons butter. 3 table
spoons water, V4 teaspoon vanilla.
2 to 3 drops peppermint extract. 3
to 4 drops red food coloring, 35
re dor pink candies (about inch
Method: Sift together confection
ers' sugar, instant nonfat dry milk
powder and salt. Cream butter
until fluffy. Gradually blend in
l2 of the sugar mixture. Stir in a
little of the water'. Beat in remain
ing sugar mixture, alternately with
the water. Add vanilla, peppermint
and coloring. Beat until well blend
ed and of good spreading consis
tency. Fill layers and frost entire
outside of Sweetheart Fudge Nut
Cake. Cut a heart pattern 4V6
inches wide by 4:l4 inches long out
of waxed paper. Place heart light
ly on top center of cake. Insert
candies on edge around the heart
pattern; remove pattern.
YUMA, Ariz 'API?Two horse
back riders, Charles W. Martin, 27.
and John Wilson, 13, reported
their mounts stepped on some 7,
200-volt power lines blown down
in a storm. They said they felt
only a slight shock. The horses
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) ?
Mrs. Gertrude Niedbala told police
that the sneak thief who got into
the hallway of her home made "a
clean sweep." His loot consisted
of three mops and a brush.
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