Tuesday, June 12, 2012

An Amazing Legacy

"I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone.
And I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."
Anne Frank

These were the first entry words of  Anne Frank in her new diary. It was a  a birthday gift for her 13th birthday from her parents while living in the annex.  Who would have guessed this diary would become one of the most widely read pieces of non-fiction apart from the bible. It has been translated into 67 different languages. The diary was published by her father in 1947 after Anne' death. The red checkered notebook was named kitty after the cat Anne had to leave behind when her family went into hiding. The diary is a powerful story of a Jewish teenager's years spent in hiding during World War II.  For someone who died so young Anne left a powerful legacy behind. 
Today is Anne's birthday June 12-March 1945. The following quote is quite amazing and thought provoking coming from someone so young. 
"Until all mankind, without exception, undergoes a great change, wars will be waged, everything that has been built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and disfigured, to begin all over again after that."
Anne Frank, diary entry for May 3, 1944 
Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa 
It was recently brought to my attention that the French Yogurt Cake recipe posted in May was missing a necessary ingredient...sugar!!! YIKES not sure what happened so I am reposting it. 
This cake was recently served at a luncheon for seniors. On top of the cake was a prepared strawberry glaze from a can, diced strawberries and then topped with cool whip. Since we were serving over 60 people we got quite busy I forgot to take a picture of the completed dessert. But I did get one of the cake.  It looked lovely and really had a homemade taste.

 French Yogurt Cake 
10 serving pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4  cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 TB grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 TB. lemon juice
  • 2 TB. poppy seeds
  • diced strawberries
  • canned strawberry glaze
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray a  loaf pan with PAM
  • In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and poppy seeds
  • In another bowl whisk yogurt, oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and sugar
  • Stir all ingredients just till well blended   
  • Bake 35 minutes and test for doneness with s large toothpick
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes then invert to a serving dish
  • Top cake with 2 TB glaze, diced strawberries and cool whip

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