Ginger gives classic lemonade an update
August 7, 2012 9:47AM
Ginger Cinnamon Lemonade
Updated: September 9, 2012 6:02AM
Today we’re answering an oft-requested recipe for from-scratch lemonade, this time delightfully spiked with ginger and cinnamon. It’s a thirst-quencher from Spice Islands that is refreshing with salads, sandwiches, and today’s other recipes — Corn Pancakes from Sandy Wilner of Northbrook (for M.A. of Joliet) and Orange Chiffon Cake with Orange Glaze from The Taste of Home Baking and submitted by Jeannine Konopacki (for T.C. of Grayslake).
To make Orange Chiffon Cake: Let 6 separated eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1½ cups sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon baking soda.
In a bowl, whisk the 6 egg yolks, ¾ cup fresh orange juice, ½ cup vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons grated orange peel; add to dry ingredients. Beat until well-blended. In another large mixing bowl (and with clean beaters), beat 6 egg whites and ½ teaspoon cream of tartar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into orange mixture.
Gently spoon batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Cut through batter with knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest rack of oven at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Run knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto serving plate.
For Orange Glaze: In 3-cup saucepan, melt ½ cup butter. Add 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 2 to 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice (to desired consistency), and ½ teaspoon grated orange peel. Stir until smooth. Pour over top of cool cake, allowing glaze to drizzle down sides.
Thinking they were recyclables, I mistakenly threw out all my old recipes from 50 years of marriage. I am looking for a family favorite recipe for Italian sausage, chicken and potatoes drizzled with olive oil and several seasonings, covered and baked for 60 to 90 minutes.
N.P., Hickory Hills
Please print a recipe for from-scratch Caesar dressing.