I’m fully aware of my reputation as the “Queen of Butter,” y’all. But I have a pretty good sense of humor about the whole thing. One Halloween, I even dressed up like a stick of butter. Can you imagine? I was hotter than a fritter inside that costume—I almost melted right then and there!
I’m pretty sure all this talk about me and butter began years ago when I started selling my Gooey Butter Cakes from The Bag Lady basket. That cake put me on the map, y’all. Just one bite and you’d see what I mean. It melts in your mouth. It has won over the most finicky palates—even the health conscious ones. Granted, those folks may cut smaller bars, but they assure me that every bite is worth another lap around the track.
I first realized I was onto something with my Gooey Butter Cake when it became the dish people asked for time and time again. One lady wrote me sayin’ she’d kill a man for one of my cakes. Now, I don’t recommend doing any such thing, especially since the recipe is right here for the takin’. I also love hearing how people experiment with my recipe, adding things to make it their own. I’ve done some experimenting myself. I’ve made cakes with fruit, nuts and even peanut butter. Heck, you could throw just about anything into a mix of butter and sugar and it would taste like heaven. That’s how I came up with my new Lemon Lavender Gooey Butter Cake. When I added it to my list of butter-cake favorites, I figured I had so many varieties I could open up my very own Gooey Butter Cake Shop. So that’s what I did, right here in my living room! My friends practically ran on over to help themselves to the wares. We spent the whole afternoon sampling those lil’ sweeties and casting votes for our favorites.
I won’t deny that I’ve earned my title as the Queen of Butter, y’all. I do love butter. No matter what you’re fixin’, butter makes everything better. I need it like most people need air (I think it’s in my blood, which my doctor assures me is not a good thing). But butter isn’t the Devil—it’s not something to be feared. In fact, most every heavenly dish calls for a pat or two. All in moderation, that’s what I like to say. Just because you bake a cake doesn’t mean you have to eat the whole darn thing in one sitting! Savor the flavor. Enjoy the experience. There are plenty of things in the world tryin’ to making us feel bad about ourselves; eatin’ good food shouldn’t ever be one of them.Read More From Kitchen Basics.
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