Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pineapple Upside-Down Yummy

In the cool this morning I made a quick and easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in my old-faithful 9 inch cast iron skillet.  The taste test after lunch said it was great as usual.  Here is the recipe.  I use pineapple chunks and omit the nuts & cherries.  Today I used the high-altitude directions since we are located over 6,000 feet.  By the way, I don't have a mixer in the RV with me so use a spoon and beat it the old-fashioned way.


PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (8 oz) pineapple slices, drained, cut in half or pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, if desired
Maraschino cherries, if desired

1 1/2 cups all-in-one baking mix like Pioneer, Bisquick or Jiffy
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk or water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In 9-inch round pan or 8-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices in single layer over sugar mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice (cherries with stems can be added after baking).

In large bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.

Bake 30 to 35 (21 – 25 convection) minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving. Store loosely covered.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Use 1 1/3 cups baking mix and stir 1/3 cup all-purpose flour into mix. Increase milk or water to 2/3 cup. Bake 25 to 30 (convection 18-21) minutes.

Now for an update on my sock knitting.  Turned the heel and knitting up the leg.  Since I've been showing the instep (front) of the socks, this time thought I would show the heels and soles.

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