If you can’t or won’t eat dairy products, commercial alternatives to sweetened condensed milks aren’t readily available. You can make your own by reducing your favorite non-dairy milk — soy, rice, nut or coconut — by gently simmering it, as you would with dairy milk. Simmer 2 1/2 to 3 cups of your chosen milk substitute down to 1 cup, and then add the same 2/3 to 3/4 cup of sugar you’d use with dairy milk. For a vegan version, use vegan-friendly raw or unfiltered sugars that aren’t refined through bone charcoal. Non-dairy milks vary pretty widely, so if one doesn’t do justice to your recipe, try again with a different type.
BEST EVER REAL ORGANIC CHOCOLATE CAKE
The old-fashioned Birthday Cake. All you need to add is the special lighting and music. Remember when some real cool Mom’s would hide money inside the cake? Now that was a party cake to remember!
3/4 cup Organic Butter, softened
1 2/3 cup Organic Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups All-purpose flour or Organic Spelt
2/3 cup Organic Cocoa
1 1/4 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1 1/3 cup Water
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat on high-speed of electric mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended.Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with Butter Cream Icing. 8 to 10 servings. Rich Buttercream Chocolate Icing
BEST EVER BUTTERCREAM ICING
6 tbsp Butter
2 2/3 cup Powdered Icing sugar
1/2 cup Organic Cocoa
1/3 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Sift the Icing Sugar and Cocoa into a large bowl, and add all remaining ingredients. Mix on high, until all is smooth and creamy. Spread on well-cooled prepared cake.
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Growing berries in containers is a great idea for gardeners with limited space as well as those trying to keep 4-footed pests away. Most berry plants will grow very well in containers, although you may not get as large a yield as plants grown in the ground. Although berry plants do not require a lot of maintenance, many do require some patience. It can take a year or more for the plants to mature enough to produce a decent harvest. Check with your local Cooperative Extension for a list of varieties that do well in your area.
Most berries will need large pots, both to accommodate the roots and to balance the mature-size top of the plants. Large pots with large plants can get very heavy. If you think you will be moving the containers, either indoors for the winter or around the patio, place them on a sturdy plant dolly. Of course they will also need plenty of drainage holes.
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White flowers in late spring are followed by delicious little creamy white berries summer to fall. Use in beds, containers, borders. Care: Plant 12-16″ apart with the crown at soil level. Nee…