"The bee is more honored
than other animals,
not because she labors,
but because she labors
~ Saint John Chrysostom ~
Hello again! Not long ago, I shared a story about
a few recipes given to me by my neighbor, Glenna...
well, here is another one of those vintage recipes!
I would've just scanned the original card and embellished it
with honey bees, but as I was making this recipe myself the
other day, I realized there was something kind of important
missing from the ingredient list. Can you see what I mean?
(Click on the recipes to enlarge)
No measurement for flour... and I already had
everything else mixed up. That, my friends, is why it pays
to read the entire recipe through... beforehand! So I was
not going to let a full cup of honey go to waste, let alone
the other ingredients. I added one and a half cups flour first.
The batter seemed too thin... so I added another
half a cup for 2 cups...
I chose to make cupcakes ~ here's how they turned out.
(By the way, I wish you could've smelled my kitchen!)
The last thing it says on the card is...
Honey cake does not need much frosting -
a thin layer of caramel icing is best.
Here's the original recipe for Caramel icing:
and here's my version:
If you make either recipe,
let me know how they turn out!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
have a sweet day!