It must be oatmeal week!
Earlier this week I shared Mama's oatmeal cookie recipe with you.
It's really "I remember Mama week".
My siblings and I and our kids and grandkids are having a family reunion.
Mama's enjoying herself in heaven for almost three years now,
but my siblings and I will enjoy sharing memories along with some of Mama's tasty treats we grew up eating.
Here's the original recipe in Mama's beautiful handwriting.
(The oatmeal cookie recipe was in my printing, copied by me onto a recipe card when I was a teen.)
You'll see that the recipe calls for quick oats.
I only had old-fashioned oats, but a quick whir in the food processor and they work the same.
While the oats soaked in the water,
I creamed the sugar and butter and eggs.
Once the cake is baked and cool, it's time to make the broiled topping.
(Before removing the cake from the oven, be sure to test the cake's doneness by inserting a toothpick.
If it comes out clean, it's done.)
I recommend using pecans or walnuts when the recipe says 1 cup of nut meat.
(I think nut meat sounds funny.)
I used walnuts this time.
They should be chopped not whole.
Here's what it looks like when it is heated until bubbly.
Oh, I could eat this by itself.
It's hot, hot, hot, though, so don't go trying a spoonful!
(Oh! What would this be like on top of ice cream?!)
This is what it looks like before it gets broiled.
And this is what it looks like after it's broiled.
Do not put it too close to the broiler element or leave it when it's under the broiler.
For me, it took only about 3 minutes not 5 as the recipe indicates.
It all depends on how hot your broiler is and how close the pan is to the element.
(Do not let it scorch! Burned nuts do not taste yummy!)
Moist, yummy, delicious!
I'd love for you to give it a try and let me know how you like it!
Well, it's almost Friday friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!