Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide


She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.  Proverbs 31:15

A dessert is the finishing touch to the meal.  A simple sweet after a meal satisfies the appetite and planned based on the richness and variety of foods served first.  The main attraction of the meal, should not be the dessert, but a nice complement to it:)

Common Substitutions

1 T. cornstarch:  2 T. flour or 1 1/2 T. quick cooking tapioca

1 C. cake flour:  1 C. less 2 T. all purpose flour

1 chocolate square:  3 T. cocoa and 1T. fat

1 C. melted shortening:  1 C. salad oil

1 C. milk:  1/2 C. evaporated milk and 1/2 C. water

1 C. sour milk or butter milk:  1 T. lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to measure 1 C.

1 C. heavy cream:  2/3 C. milk and 1/3 C. butter

1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 C. sugar:   1 C. honey; reduce other liquid by 1/4 C. and reduce baking temperature by 25 degrees

1 medium onion (2 1/2" diameter):  2 T. instant minced onion or 1 tsp. onion powder or 2 tsp. onion salt (reduce salt by 1 tsp.)

1 garlic clove:  1/8 tsp. garlic powder or 1/4 tsp garlic salt (reduce salt 1/8 tsp.)

1 T. fresh herbs:  1 tsp. dried herbs or 1/4 tsp powdered herbs or 1/2 tsp herbed salt (reduce salt 1/4 tsp.)



Baking Tip:  Cracks and uneven surface of a cake may be caused by too much flour, oven temperature too hot, or oven not completely preheated.

Dessert Recipes 

Frozen Mocha

Pecan Pie

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake