(Things are different, today. The explosion of recipes on the Internet and the number of people who eat out or consume frozen, prepackaged meals means that anyone with a clutch of recipes can pose as a great cook - and I do mean anyone.)
Marion (“Call me Maisie”) Pinkerton was the genuine article, having trained at London’s Cordon Bleu and having taught cooking in various locales before eventually becoming a caterer. Canada’s Maisie Pinkerton became Martha Stewart even before Martha Stewart became Martha Stewart.
Vanilla Butter Cake:
1-¾ c. sugar
2 large eggs
3 c. cake flour (see Note)
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1-¼ c. milk
1-½ tsp. vanilla
Note: No cake flour? For each cup of cake flour required, substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 tsp. added cornstarch.
|You know exactly how to make a cake!|
|Easy: From Step 1 to completion!|
Trust in your ability, Dollinks!
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 tsp. vanilla (see Further Note)
1 c. sifted icing sugar (“confectioners” or “powdered” sugar)
Citrus Cream Cheese Frosting:,
|Frost 'n' go: Dash to that picnic, Dollinks!|