Friday, December 06, 2013
Right near Daley Plaza is The Magnolia Bakery. They are famous in New York and Chicago has one too. They make Red Cake the right way....with the whipped frosting. I say this because I was given the recipe for Red Cake in 1980 by my friend Mrs. Jeffery when I was a nanny in Glenview.
Red Cake has made a huge come back. Red cake pancakes...waffles...cookies...you name it, it's being made the red cake way. Many recipes use cream cheese frosting but I just love Mrs. Jeffery's frosting and will not do it any other way.
Another thing is a cake must be moist. If it is not...it is ruined for me.
Magnolia Bakery has not let me down yet.
Have I told you of my penchant for wet food?
Just the other night I grabbed Ree's new cookbook to make sure I had seen all the recipes and pictures.
I thought I had stopped near the end but not read thru the whole thing. So I opened the book and started from the back.
There I saw her Acknowledgement page.
So I started reading along and saw my name.
Oh my goodness. What a big surprise!
I have never been named in a book before. It made me feel giddy.
To be in a real, live book by someone I love and admire...
What a special honor.
Thank you Ree for thinking of me.
What a sweet thing to do.
Encourage one another,