Bites at Animal Planet

16 Dec

Call of the Wildman: Getcha Some Holler Day Cheer Recipes

Tune in for the Holler Day Cheer special tonight at 9PM E/P!


If you're feeling adventurous and want to try the Pineapple Candy Cake from tonight's episode, here's the recipe straight from Turtlemom! ... If you're with the guys on this one and would rather not, scroll down for another Turtleman-approved recipe below. ;)

Turtle Mom's Famous Pineapple Candy Cake Recipe

As told by Turtle Mom

1 can of round pineapple slices
1 can of chunked pineapple slices
2 cups of flour
1 cup of water
3 eggs
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup of sugar

First I drain the water from the cans of pineapple. Then I put all the other ingredients in a bowl. I don't use a mixer though, I just use a wooden spoon to stir it. After you put the flour, eggs, melted butter and sugar in the bowl you add the water and stir. Then I put in my chunk pineapple. You don't use a mixer because it'll shred your pineapple.

Then I put it in a pan in the oven at 350 degrees. I cook it until it's good and done. I check it every so often. When you can put a toothpick in the middle of it and it comes out clean the cake is done.

Then I put my round slices on the top. A lot of people bake theirs on the bottom, but I just put mine on the top after I pull the cake out of the oven and everyone loves that.

This recipe was handed down to her from her mom, Turtle Man's grandma Monzell Johnson-Smith.


Coal Candy

Makes about 1-1/2 pounds


2 cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon anise extract
1/2 teaspoon black paste food coloring


Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending edges over sides of pan. Lightly grease foil with butter; set aside. Measure sugar, corn syrup and water into heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, being careful not to splash sugar mixture on side of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan (do not let bulb touch bottom of pan). Cook about 15 minutes until thermometer registers 290°F, without stirring. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in anise extract and food coloring. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely.

Lift candy out of pan using foil; remove foil. Place candy between 2 layers of heavy-duty foil. Pound with mallet to break candy into 1- to 2-inch pieces.


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