|Cheese Burek (Cheese Filled Puff Pastry)|
Cheese burek from neighbor S and her mother L! L's neighbor had made them and given to L; L brought them to S who brought some over to me (while L stood outside their door and waved at me from across the street!) This time, it was my turn to take a bite out of one before I remembered to take a photo! LOL. I love cheese burek and these were very delicious. S also brought me more mulberry preserves because I really liked it. Such generous-hearted neighbors!
It rained all last night and this morning. However, the rain ceased in the afternoon and we even had some bright sunshine for a few hours. Fortunately, the rain had ceased when M stopped by to tend to the garden. He didn't need to put water, of course, so concentrated on tidying up and clearing some areas. He will be taking next week off; I'll see him again on the first Wednesday in January. He hasn't opened his gift from us, yet, he said; he was waiting until Christmas Day!
Today was baking day at my house! I started with a tray of my "world famous" as one or two of you call it, dump cake! I am now getting a bit adventurous with my dump cakes! This time, I dumped a can of apple pie filling, two cans of peaches (I drained off most of the light syrup) and some fresh cranberries:
|Dump Cake Filling: Apples, Peaches, Cranberries|
I stirred it all together and sprinkled some ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Then, I dumped a box of yellow cake mix (the dry mix) over the fruit and topped it with a stick (1/4 lb.) of butter, cut up. The first time I made a dump cake, the recipe I followed called for a stick and a half of butter, but, I've been able to reduce the amount without any problems. Some recipes say to melt the butter and pour it over the cake mix, other recipes say to mix the melted butter and cake mix together first and then spread it over the fruit. But, I do it this way:
|Topped with Yellow Cake Mix and Butter|
I baked it in a pre-heated oven at 350F for 30 minutes:
|Fresh Out of the Oven|
- Baking love cake with my daughter
- S and her mother L sharing some delicious treats with us
- M tending to the garden
- Holiday traditions