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Our Fourth Cookbook

Breast Wishes for Christmas

Breast Friends cookbooks have generated over a million dollars in the fight against cancer. The ten Breast Friends, energized by hitting this wonderful milestone, have gleaned and gathered all of their Christmas family favourite recipes. They\'ve included some seasonal quotes and some heart warming holiday stories in this beautiful Christmas collection.

Their hope is that season after season this book, and the good grass roots work that is being done through it\'s sales can continue to bring folks some measure of comfort and joy.

Net profits from each book are donated to cancer agencies, equipment, research and patient needs. The group makes every effort to make donations in areas where books are sold.

Each book costs only $18.95 plus GST and shipping.

 

Here are two of the recipes featured in Breast Wishes for Christmas from Breast Friends.

Cream-filled Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Can be prepared in advance and refrigerated, or welcome company with its fresh-baked aroma

½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
Topping:
½ cup sugar
½ cup pecans, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Filling:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¾ cup milk
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating just until combined. Pour into two greased and waxed paper-lined 9 inch round baking pans. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Lightly cut through with a knife to swirl.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. In a small bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and chilled milk mixture; beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 10 minutes. Place one cake on a serving plate; spread with filling. Top with remaining cake. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Mashed Potato Layer Bake
The first dish gone at the pot-luck and everyone wanted the recipe!

4 large white potatoes, peeled and cooked
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
1-250 gram tub chive and onion cream cheese, divided
½ cup sour cream, divided
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
¼ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

Preheat oven to 375° F. Place white and sweet potatoes in separate bowls. Add half of sour cream and cream cheese to potatoes in each bowl, season with salt and pepper. Mash until creamy. Stir half of Parmesan cheese into white potatoes, and half of cheddar cheese into sweet potatoes. Alternately layer potatoes and sweet potatoes into a medium clear casserole dish. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 14 servings  of half cup each.