I’m so very honored to have a chance to know each one of you. We’re a family made up of good hearted, hard working, life triumphing, loving people and when we come together on Southern Plate the atmosphere is truly amazing to experience.
Today’s guest kitchens recipe and story are yet another perfect example of that. I’m about to send out another call for submissions to email subscribers so make sure you’re signed up and watch your inbox for details on how to submit your family’s cherished recipe for possible inclusion in Southern Plate Guest Kitchens. I know you’ll enjoy hearing from Pat today and join with me in sending love to both her and her wonderful mother for sharing this delicious recipe with us.
Hey Christy! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and your cookbook release as well. I’m so excited for you!
The recipe I’m submitting to your Heritage Recipes is from my Mom, Betty Barnes.
Mom is 88 and still quite spry. She is an excellent cook now, but when she married my Dad in 1942, she couldn’t even boil water. My Dad taught her to cook, bake, and put up canned goods.
I’ve taken over the daily responsibility as her health is beginning to fail. I graduated from culinary school in 2009 at the age of 47! The recipe I’d like to share is for “Lemon Poppy Seed Bread” and is one of my best-loved recipes from my Mom. True, it uses a cake mix, but sometimes you just GOTTA! LOL
- 1 box Lemon Cake mix with pudding in the mix
- 1 pkg. Lemon instant pudding mix (4-serving size)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- ⅛ cup poppy seeds
- Grease 2 loaf pans and instead of flouring, use sugar.
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Note: I like to add 1 teaspoon lemon oil for an extra lemon “kick”.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350° F.
- Test with toothpick for doneness.
Recipe from Betty Barnes, given by her loving daughter, Pat.
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