Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What to eat Wednesday- Whipped Cream

Two weeks ago Luke helped me in making the whipped cream for Tucker's birthday cake. As we were adding the ingredients I mentioned to Luke that this could be his first recipe in his very own cookbook.

He thought a cook book of his own sounded like a great idea. We talked about all the ingredients and how to whip it all up, and like magic it turned into whipped cream.

So last week we finally made him a book. He picked out the paper and we glued it all on.

Then he set right to work writing his very first recipe from memory. I thought he did a great job. So good that I thought I would share it for What to eat Wednesday.

Follow the directions below. Do not leave out step #5- I think that it is the most important of the whole recipe.

Here is the original recipe from my mother in law- I think it tastes best on one of her pies. She is THE PIEMAKER! (and hooray, I get to have one this Thanksgiving!)

Whipped Cream
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Freeze deep bowl & beaters. (don't have to, makes it go faster) the
deeper the bowl the better-more deep than wide.
Beat on high until almost thick- soft peaks. Add sugar & vanilla, mix
just enough to hold shape, don't overbeat, or it will be hard to spread,
flat, and not pretty.


Jewels & Ry said...

That is the sweetest thing ever. Luke always makes me smile. Actually, all your kids do. What a cool memory. I will always think of Luke on step 5 when I make whipped topping.

Hilary said...

this is the cutest thing ever. POOF!

Kim said...

How cute is Luke??? I have never chilled my bowl or beaters... great idea.

Meghan said...

This is so cute. That recipe book will be a cherished possession.

your mom said...

Carolyns pie? THANKSGIVING???

your mom again said...

My mouth is watering knowing that Carolyn is coming. How many pies do you think we could freeze before she has to go back? I wish we could keep her for 2 for you and one for me. We would have so much fun. I love that we have her to look forward to.

Kim Sue said...

"Poof" I need a little more of that in my cooking. Obviously that is what I have been leaving out. See, I bet my g'mother and mother know about the "poof" and didn't share that with me. No wonder their recipes don't turn out the same when I make them. From now on, more "poof".