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Sunday, May 1, 2016

'Tis May

Happy May Everyone!!!

Today is May Day!!! I was hoping to celebrate May Day with a post about its history and festivities but alas, I just didn't manage to get to it. Perhaps, next year. In the mean time, I did fid this poem and a recipe for a May Queen Cake from a post I did a while back. Happy May Day, enjoy! Louise:)

May Queen Cake
May Day Cake Recipe
1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup sugar
6 egg whites
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Cup sour cream
2 Cup pastry flour
1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg
1/2 c finely shaved citron
Directions
1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add 3 beaten egg whites.
3. Dissolve baking soda in a little water and add to sour cream.
4. Add sifted pastry flour, nutmeg, and citron. Last add the remainder of egg whites.
5. Bake at 350 degrees in a pretty shaped tin until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean (around 30 minutes) and frost with any white icing.
Directions for Maypole: Use a striped candy (candy cane) to which narrow ribbons have been attached at top. Drape the ribbons into small Maybaskets arranged around the cake. Candy baskets would be more appropriate. Baskets of straw or paper, filled with fruit nuts or candy will give great pleasures to the May Queen and her maids.

While sifting through previous posts, I also rediscovered a recipe I shared a while back for Humpty Dumpty Cake which I think is fitting for another first of May celebration; Mother Goose Day! It's from the McCall's Books of Cakes and Pies #5 in the McCall's Cooking Library Set published in the 1970s.

Humpty Dumpty Cake Recipe

And here we have the new May calendar with lots more yummy food days to celebrate. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too:)

Thank you all for visiting. "See" you Cookbook Wednesday! Louise:)