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Spice Cake


By Nicole, 9, Oklahoma City, USA

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk

1. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2- inch pan or grease and lightly flour two 8 by 1 1/2- inch round baking pans, Set pan(s) aside. Stir together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger and set aside;
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. add sugar and vanilla; beat till well combined. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add buttermilk alternately to beaten mixture combined and pour into prepared pan(s)
3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes for 13 by 9-inch pan or 30 to 35 minutes for round pans or till a tooth pick comes out clean. Place 13 by 9-inch cake in pan on a wire rack ; cool thoroughly. or cool layer cakes on wire racks for ten minutes. Remove layer cakes from pans cool thoroughly on wire racks. Frost as desired.
Makes 12 servings.
For applesauce spice cake: prepare as above except reduce buttermilk or sour milk to 1/4 cup and combine 1 cup applesauce. Add mixture to cake alternately with dry ingredients.
For pumpkin spice cake: prepare as above except reduce buttermilk or sourmilk to 1 cup and combine it with 1/2 cup canned pumpkin. add this mixture to cake alternately with dry ingredients.

Spicy Rice

By Kelsey, 7, And Josh, 9

5 Red Chili Peppers
2 Jalapeno Peppers
3 Cups Rice
1 Tbs. Hot Sauce
2 Scrambled Eggs

Cauldron Cakes

By Michael of Fremantle, Western Australia, age 9

The stuff:
3/4 pound of flour,
2 pounds of suger,
1 pound of butter,
1 Cauldron mould and flavoring of your choice

1.Put all the stuff into a cauldron full of hot water.
2.When bubbling put in mould.
3.leave to set for 2 houres


From Larrise, 8 of Bellmere, Australia

1 hare .

METHOD: Remove the head, legs and tail from the hare. The body may either be roast whole, minced or turned into a pate. Make some pastry using flour, lard and water. Encase the hare's body in pastry, leaving openings to put in the head, tail and legs. Bake in a moderate oven for 1 1/2 hours.


By Chris, Australia

mix oats with hot water and stir for 5 minutes then put in a bowl and add milk and wala [voila]! there you have a warm breakfast called GRUEL


By Raquel, 9, Chula Vista, CA, USA

You need 50 eggs, 20 gallons of milk, 75 pounds of turkey drumsticks, 1 lb paprika, 1/2 lb pepper & a hint of salt.

Stir the eggs and milk in 7 huge bowls and slowly add the seasonings and turkey. Cook in oven for 1/2 hour until fluffy. Feeds 300.

Peanut butter fortune cookies

China, 8, Angleton

2 tbsp of flour
2 tsps of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of peanut butter
1 cup of chocolate chips
1.5 cups of water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix all ingredients together and put one tsp on greased cookies sheet. Bake cookies for 15 minutes and allow to cool.



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