Day 26 of 31 Days of Books off my Shelf

Day 26

Hey!
If you don’t live here in Mississippi, you probably aren’t familiar with this one.  
But trust me, it’s good : )

Bell’s Best Cookbook (volume 1)


Published in 1981  and reprinted 29 times by the Mississippi AT&T Pioneers Chapter.
This cookbook is their best seller and is still in print. 

Here’s my copy…. just keeping it real!  As you can tell I’ve used it a few times : )

I’ve included one of my family’s favorite desserts.  Very yummy!!

Mississippi Mud Cake  (Bell’s Best   recipe from Joan Hairston)
1 cup Wesson oil                                       1 1/2 cup of self-rising flour
1/3 cup cocoa                                           2 teaspoons of vanilla
4 whole eggs                                            2 cups of chopped nuts,  (I like pecans)
1 3/4 cup of sugar

Mix ingredients and bake in oblong cake pan at 300 for 30-45 minutes.  Cover with small marshmallows when removed from the hot oven.
Icing:
1 1/2 sticks margarine                             1/3 cup of cocoa
1 Tablespoon vanilla                               1/2 cup of Pet milk
1 box of powdered sugar                         1/2 cup chopped nuts  (pecans!)

Mix all ingredients well.  DO NOT COOK.  Pour over cake while still warm.  

Happy Reading and Cooking !

Mimi

“Taste and see that the LORD is good..” 
Psalm 34:8  NIV Bible

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