Elvis Always on my Mind Wyoming Fan Club

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We're going to start with THE sandwich. Elvis made it famous. It is now a vital part of American Folk cuisine.  He often referred to it as a peanut butter and 'nanner sandwich. His love for this treat helped to transform this simple sandwich into his signature dish.  

Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich


1 small ripe banana

2 slices white bread

3 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons butter


1) In a small bowl, mash the banana with the back of a spoon.

2) toast the bread lightly

3) Spread the peanut butter on one pieces of toast and the mashed banana on the other.

4) Fry the sandwich in melted butter until each side is golden brown. Cut diagonally and serve hot.

This recipe is a salute to Elvis Presley's favorite food combo, peanut butter and bananas.  Bake it up any time you want to enjoy a rich-tasting cake that'll make your gang feel like royalty!

Peanut Butter and Banana Cake

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the granulated sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Gradually blend in baking soda, flour, and salt. Beat in mashed banana and 1 teaspoon vanilla until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into prepared cake pans. 
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then remove cakes from pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
  4. In another bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter; beat until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and remaining vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. Frost cake and sprinkle with peanuts.

and a Great big Thanks to Mr. Food for the idea!
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As you know, I am a cook!  I love cooking & I love Elvis, therefore this page is dedicated to Elvis' favorite recipes! Many of the recipes I have taken from one of my favorite cookbooks, "Are you Hungry Tonight? Elvis' favorite recipes" 

This time we're talking about the most important meal of the day... BREAKFAST! When Elvis grew up, he awoke, many times to the sizzle and snap of bacon in Gladys' skillet.  


Biscuits and Red-Eye Gravy


Biscuits


2 Cups Flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

2/3 cup milk


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the milk all at once. Incorporate gently until the dough begins to stick together.  Knead the dough on a lightly floured board for 10 - 12  strokes. Roll or pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Try not to handle the dough too much.  Cut the dough with a biscuit cutter or slice into squares with a sharp knife. Dip the cutter in flour between cuts.  Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden.  Serve Warm.


Red-Eye Gravy


Drippings for 1 pound cooked bacon

1/3 cup strong black coffee


In a large, cast iron skillet, heat the bacon drippings.  Add the black coffee.  Bring the drippings and coffee to a gentle simmer.  Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.