Apricot Upside Down Cake
NEW Irradiated PET MILK".
That's a book title believe
It or not. It 's
Copyrighted 1934 by Pet Milk
They were nuking Pet Milk in
That screwed up my
Perspective pretty good, but
It turns out that
"irradiated" refers to
Running the milk under an
Ultraviolet light to
Increase vitamin D
Content, not making it glow
In the dark. So once my
Reality check had
Subsided and I paged through
The book, I saw this which
Made me think of
I was naturally curious as
1. In a 9-inch skillet melt 3 tablespoons butter.
2. Remove from heat and sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar.
3. Arrange on sugar 24 canned apricot halves.
Let stand while mixing batter.
4. Beat until very light 2 eggs.
5. Add, while beating, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.
6. Heat to boiling point: 1/4 cup Pet Milk diluted with 1/4 cup
1 Tbl shortening.
7. Beat into egg mixture.
8. Sift together: 1 cup sifted cake flour and1 tsp baking powder.
9. Add milk mixture beating quickly but thoroughly.
10. Pour over apricots.
11. Bake in a moderate oven (350F) for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake
shrinks from sides of pan. Turn out while warm and serve with
Whipped Pet Milk Topping.
That's all pretty straight forward. What it shows in the pictures
but not in the text is that the cake is baked in a cast-iron skillet
like a nice mess of cornbread.
Here's the topping though I can't help but think it's a tad redundant.
WHIPPED PET MILK (as a topping):
Soak for 5 minutes: 1/4 tsp granulated gelatin in 1 tsp cold water.
Scald in top of double boiler: 1/2 cup Pet Milk.
Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Pour into bowl and chill until
icy cold. Then whip with rotary beater until stiff.
Fold in 1 Tbl powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups...Serves 8.
NOTE: The following flavorings may be substituted for the vanilla:
2 teaspoons orange extract 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 teaspoon
almond extract and 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 teaspoon peppermint
extract 4 drops oil of peppermint
Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; September 7 1992.
Another of my scores this weekend was "from SOUP to DESSERT with