fredag, januari 28, 2011

Time to bake a delicious little cake for the weekend ....

Entenmann’s Crumb Coffee Cake

3-3/4 cups flour
1-3/4 cups sugar
1/4 pound butter (l stick), softened
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk

1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch salt
confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)

Mix together in a large bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, salt; and set
aside 2 cups of this mixture for the topping.

Add butter, eggs and milk to flour mixture in large bowl and mix well.

Grease and flour a 13-inch rectangle baking pan. (I used PAM spray w/flour)

Spread batter in prepared pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For Topping: Take the 2 cups of reserved flour mixture and add to the
butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with your fingers until
blended and lumps begin to form when you squeeze the mixture making small
pea-sized crumbs.

Cover the entire cake with the crumbly mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes.

When cooled, dust with confectioner’s sugar

I found the recipe here:

fredag, januari 14, 2011

Friday: Time to bake some Chocolate Chip Muffins....

Chocolate Chip Muffins: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Position rack in center of oven.

Butter, or line with paper liners, 12 - 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch muffin cups.

In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result.

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop.

In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients and then sprinkle a little topping on each muffin. Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18 - 20 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 12 regular sized muffins

torsdag, januari 13, 2011

This is what I've found so far,
concerning Lovisa Larson.

This is the passenger list from Gothenburg in Sweden to, Hull in England.
Anna Lovisa Larson is number 83.
It says that she was going to New York
and there are several people from Varberg, on this list.

onsdag, januari 12, 2011

Can anyone help us with this brick wall?

It is a friend of mine who is looking, and I try to help her.
The person we are looking for is: Anna Lovisa Larsson, sometimes she probably is called Louise ( Lovisa) Larson.
She was born September 27, 1856 in Träslöv, Hallands county, Sweden.
She emigrated in July 1883, destination: New York.
She was in Sweden on a visit and went back to the us in April 1893.
There is a photograph of herself, which she has sent to a relative in Sweden.
There is also a card which she sent to Sweden.
In the photo it says at the bottom:
Neivdick, 18th, ... 6th Ave. N.Y.
On the postcard it says: Scott, Memorial Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn..

This is ( Anna ) Lovisa Larson.

This is the card that she has sent to Sweden.

If anyone knows anything, we are grateful for any tips.

måndag, januari 10, 2011

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

1 1/2 c quick-cooking oatmeal
1/4 c sugar
6 Tbsp butter, softened
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coffee

coconut or pearl sugar for rolling in

Combine butter, sugar, oats (mind you don't use the instant packets), cocoa powder, vanilla, and coffee. Roll into balls about the size of a meatball. Roll balls in coconut or pearl sugar to decorate. Eat right away, or refrigerate, or freeze if you prefer a harder consistency.

Makes about 15.

Pearl Sugar is coarsely ground sugar used for decorating baked goods.
These are a popular Swedish treat.

måndag, januari 03, 2011

This is also a picture with unknown persons.
The photographer is Ad. Lindwall, Tidaholm.

This is a picture that I have received.
I do not know who people are.
Photographer's name is Ad. Lindwall, Tidaholm.

Does anyone know these people?

Dikten "Tomten" av Abraham Viktor Rydberg född 18 december 1828 i Jönköping i Jönköpings län (Småland) död 21 septemb...