Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Baking has a way of making loved ones feel special. The idea of sharing something delicious has sparked ACH Foods to support Susan G. Komen with Bake for the Cure.
Over $1 million has been donated by ACH Brands such as Karo, Argo, Durkee, Kingsford, Spice Islands and Fleischmann's Yeast. The FREE Bake for the Cure Community features recipes, awareness and support, while making good things to warm the heart.
In my weeks of baking, I have discovered the serenity of my kitchen. I play a little music, do a lot of measuring, watch the timer and the world seems to disappear for those concentration moments. I have so many recipes I want to make. I think this might be a weekly fun activity for me. I know my hubby would not refuse all the tasty goodies.
My first recipe for today is a highly requested recipe. It came from a friend of mine over 20 years ago who has been making it in her kitchen for as far back as she can remember.
5 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large can crush pineapple
1 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
Crust: Sift dry ingredients together and work in margarine. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Divide in 2 parts. If dough is sticky, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for about 1 hour. With one part - roll enough dough to line bottom of 2 ungreased cookie sheets. (10 x 15) use additional flour as needed for rolling. Spread with cooked filling (instructions below). Roll out remaining dough, cut into strips. Create a lattice across top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool then cut into squares.
Filling: Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick then cool.
I wanted to make something special for Bake for the Cure so instead of the usual lattice top, I made pink ribbons of support.
I have always loved this recipe. The pineapple makes it a different dessert with a taste of tropical sunshine. I suppose the recipe could be adapted to use any type of canned fruits. I think I will try to make peach squares. Now that sounds delicious!
Want to make something scrumptious for your loved ones? Try this recipe in your home. If you like the recipe, share it with your friends. Let me know in a comment if you liked it as much as I did. Get Baking!
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Disclosure: I received gratis ingredients and a gift card was provided for the purchase of baking supplies for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary. My post is eligible to win a contest.