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Texas Carrot Cake

What makes it a Texas Carrot Cake versus just a Carrot Cake?  I have no idea, so if anyone knows the answer to that story, let me know!  Must be Texans just make good cake, cause this is my favorite carrot cake and my Texas Sheet Cake is my favorite chocolate cake.  No matter, this one is for the middle daughter.  Its her favorite cake in the whole world.   Where did I get it?  From a Texan of course.  It was a copy of a recipe that was out of one of those local church cookbooks from some small town somewhere in Texas.  I loved this woman.  She was a riot and a great cook!   This was the gift she gave me before she moved back to Texas, where else?  Its a little different and do not be afraid of the German chocolate.   It makes a difference!
Texas Carrot Cake, vis Missouri
3 c cake flour, sifted 2 c bakers sugar (or regular sugar) 1 oz (or 1 square) of German sweet chocolate, grated 2 t ground cinnamon 1-1/2 t salt 1-1/2 t baking soda 1 t baking powder 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, dr…

Scotch Eggs with Mustard Dippling Sauce

My daughter got married last month.  It was beautiful.  Scottish wedding with Thistle and English Roses, groom and groomesmen in kilts and foods from the British Isles.  One of her requests was Scotch Eggs.  Now, the scotch eggs never did make it to the reception food table.  They ended up on the Sunday morning after-the-wedding brunch table, but they were there.   My kids have been dining on Scotch Eggs for as long as they have been my kids.  As a single mom, they were great school day breakfast food.  I dont even remember when I started making them.  Long before I had kids.  I remember eating them as a wee totter at my Great Aunt's house when I was young. 
Here's a little history about those tasty, protein packed breakfast yummies.  They have been claimed to have been invented by Fortnum and Mason department store of London in 1738, as a snack food for coach travelers exciting the city.  There is a more ancient Moghul version of the egg called nargisi kofta.  They were small…