Reader K.M. sent a quick and simple recipe recommendation that is great for families with both laying hens and a home dairy cow. She notes: “We are folks who often ask ourselves: ‘What are we going to do with all these eggs and this extra warm milk?’ Here is one answer.”
Hot Milk Sponge Cake
1 Cup All-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Cup of sugar
1/2 Cup milk
2 Tablespoons of butter (or margarine)
Combine flour and baking powder. Then, in a bowl mix the two eggs with a hand or electric mixer set to high speed for about 4 minutes or until it is thick. Gradually add sugar; beat at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until it is light and fluffy. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. In a saucepan, heat and stir the milk and butter until the butter melts; add to the batter–beating just until combined.
Pour batter into a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a test toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm or cool. Makes 9 servings. A powdered sugar frosting drizzle makes a great topping. (Serve with a big glass of milk, of course!)
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