"Merry Christmas" By Nancy Alexander
More Christmas Presents For You…
Last week I sent out a newsletter with my first Christmas gift for you. It was a FREE video on how to make an inexpensive wreath with just the wreath and lots of ribbon. I have received so many comments on that video – everyone loved it. In this week's newsletter I sent out another FREE video for you. This one was on making an XXL fresh wreath the easy way – using an artificial green base which does not show at all when you're through with this beauty. Here is the link to the video below as my second Christmas gift to you. I certainly hope you enjoy it.
I did enjoy reading all of your comments, and am trying to respond back to each and every one. I would love your comments on this video as well.
Now, in that same newsletter, I said I had one more gift for you this Christmas. I am going to share with you my husband's mother's famous Caramel Cake recipe. Nana, as we call her, lives in a small town called Iva, South Carolina. She has quite a name as an amazing baker, and everyone in town wants to purchase or be gifted with some of her special cookies, cakes, and banana breads.
I am giving to you the recipe for the BEST CARAMEL CAKE anyone we know of has ever tasted. It takes a little practice to make, unless you are a veteran in the kitchen. I am not, so I am still practicing on her cake…
The picture of the cake above was the one Nana said may be her last. At our annual family reunion last year, we also planned a surprise 88th birthday for Nana. She did manage to bake her caramel cake, and you can be sure that there was not even a crumb left on that platter long before the meal was over. People were watching it as they ate, and started cutting pieces to hold aside afraid it may get gone before they got to the desert table.
Three Layer Butter Cake
3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk
Line and grease three 9 inch pans
Sift flour, baking powder and salt
Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla
Add eggs one at a time and mix well
Then add dry ingredients with milk and mix well
Put in pans
Bake 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees
Let cool before icing…
3 cups sugar
2 cups milk
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine sugar, milk and margarine in a large pan
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly
Cook until a soft ball forms in a little cold water
This could take 20 to 25 minutes
Remove from heat, add vanilla, and beat until it starts to cool
Then put icing on your layers
Above is a picture of our dear "Nana" with a plaque presented to her. Each relative was asked to write down 5 words which best described Nana. Then, the words which were repeated the most, are the larger words. This is so special to her!
Again, I want to wish each and every one of you the true meaning of Christmas!
~Merry Christmas, Nancy~