Sunday, August 5, 2012

Great Grandma Alma's Berry Joe

This recipe goes back at least 100 years in our family. My Great Grandma who was born in 1900 had it handed down to her from her mom, and who knows where she got it.  I will share it with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  It's good alone, or of course topped with vanilla ice cream!

Berry Joe
 For the Sauce:
3 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
2 pints berries
Boil and pour over the cake batter in a cake pan (9x13 works well)

For the Cake :
2 cups sugar
1 Egg
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp melted butter
2 cups milk
1 T. real vanilla
1 pinch salt
3  1/2 to 4 cups flour (add flour and mix until batter is thick like cake batter)

Butter the pan, pour the cake batter in, gently ladle or slowly pour the sauce and berries all over the batter. I put my pan on a cookie sheet to catch any spewing over. Bake at 350 , check after 30 mins or so, until a knife comes out clean and the top is lightly golden brown.  Let cool and eat.  As it cools the sauce will thicken, and if you refrigerate it the sauce will be like a nice thick pudding on the bottom. 

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