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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Amish Style Chicken & Dumplings from Lancaster PA!

 This is how we do Chicken & Dumplings in Lancaster County PA the heart of Dutch Country! Lots of potatoes, huge chunks of chicken, carrots, celery, herbs & BIG FLUFFY DUMPLINGS swimming in thick gravy!
This is how light & fluffy the dumplings get with this recipe! In the upper center of the photo I cut a dumpling in half so you can see!

5 Large boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, or add some Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs along with the breast if you desire
Water to cover the chicken about 4 inches over
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP Minced Garlic
Bring to the boil in a large deep pot. Simmer until chicken is just about done, about 20 minutes! Now add the following:
8 Medium Potatoes Peeled
4 Large Carrots Peeled & cut into 2 inch chunks
1 Cooking Onion Peeled & Chopped
Cook until Carrots & Potatoes are tender about 30 minutes. Remove Chicken & cut into huge pieces & put back into the pot. Now add the following:
4 Heaping TBS of Cornstarch stirred into 1 Cup of Cold Water stirred until smooth. Stir into simmering pot. Stir until gravy is thickened. Add 1 TBS Chopped Parsley & 1 TBS Chopped fresh Savory ( if you can find it!) we grow our own. Dried is ok too but only use 1/2 of the amount, & 1 TSP Ground Sage. If you can't get Savory don't fret it will still be delicious! Stir everything & let simmer! Now mix up the Dumplings!
1 & 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 TSP Salt
1 TBS Baking Powder
Stir all together & the beat 1 egg into 5 TBS Milk. Dump into the dry mixture & stir until you have a stiff but droppable dough! Add more milk if batter is to dry but you do not want thin or running dough. It should be stiff like cookie dough! Now drop into simmering pot by heaping teaspoonful! Once all the dumplings are dropped into the simmering pot cover tightly with a lid & let simmer about 10 minutes. You now have a pot of Chicken Heaven! Serves about 6 people! I usually serve this long with a veggie on the side or sometimes add froze peas right before I drop in the dumplings! Serve a side of Cranberry Sauce & you have a GREAT MEAL!


  1. Hi Judy, Perfect recipe for the season! I'd love to have you as a guest on my radio show, Libby's Luncheonette on WCHE1520AM this Monday 1/30 around 12:30 pm ET to talk about it for 7-10 minutes by phone. If this might work, I can follow up with details of the interview and several sample questions. Libby
    libby at professinal-living dot com

    1. Hi Libby I just saw this & would have loved to but I only saw the comment today! Thank you for your interest!