This is a wonderful cake that I was only introduced to five years ago when moving to the Great Lakes region of our beautiful country. My husband requested it for his birthday and instead of just ordering it from the local grocer I decided to try my hand and making it, after all I knew the ingredients....so here it is!
This cake was one that my mother obtained from a British cookbook. As I was going through my recipe box I realized I did not have this recipe so I promptly called her up and she was happy to give it to me. When making it I realized that the cake was really dense and made thin layers and was more of a torte.
This is a recipe from my Great Grandmother. I can remember going to her house and sitting down to a lunch of Fried chicken, mash potatoes, green beans, fried corn, biscuits and fried peach pies for dessert. It is a wonder we didn't all die from heart disease but that is country living. These directions were written for me real countryfied so I explained best I could but you will get the jist. Make dough, fill it and fry it!
This from scratch banana pudding recipe is from a cookbook called Dining with Pioneers. This book has been well used in my house, so much so that most of the recipes I have transfered to recipe cards because the pages and book itself have become tattered with use.
My sister-in-law gave me this basic pie crust recipe and I use it for a variety of items such as pies, tarts, savory pies and cobblers. When making this crust don't throw the leftover crust away...simply brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, place in the oven and bake till slightly brown. A nice little treat for the kids or yourself :).