Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dessert recipe: patriotic firecracker cakes

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The 4th of July is on Sunday, so I'm sharing with you a recipe with a patriotic theme: Firecracker Cakes. I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week and fabulous 4th of July.  (Don't forget to link up for the Find a Friend Friday linky love.)

God Bless America!

Firecracker Cakes
Trim crusts from a fresh Pullman loaf of bread. Cut in thin lengthwise slices. Cut each slice in halves. Spread with sweetened condensed milk which has been tinted with red food coloring. Roll like a jelly roll. Fasten with a toothpick. Roll in shredded coconut. Insert a few shreds of coconut in one end for a fuse.
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  1. Hi Joy. Glad to see your computer is better.Your Firecracker Cakes are very interesting.I am going to have to try them. Maya and I could do them.

  2. Russ: Maya will have fun making them. It's easy and tasty. :-)


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