A really lovely example of Southern life and attitudes is the movie Steel Magnolias. In the movie, one of the main characters, played by Dolly Parton, talks about a recipe called a “Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa.” The recipe involves
- A cup of sugar
- A cup of fruit cocktail, with the juice
- A cup of flour
Stir together and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until golden bubbly.
Believe it or not, this recipe actually works.
Not to be outdone by this movie, and especially since I was working with all-purpose flour as opposed to self-rising, baking powder was a necessity, along with an egg. I also put it in two tablespoons of butter for good measure, and to add the final Christmas touch to it, cinnamon went into the mix.
I baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
The result was an amazingly sweet explosion of sticky goodness that was sparkling and beautiful on the surface. Perfection inside and out, it was.
A cuppa cuppa cuppa is ridiculously easy to make, as in, one of those things you give to people who have never cooked anything in their lives as homework to make themselves feel more confident in their culinary abilities.
The taste was of a slightly varied peach cobbler. Some bites were sweeter than others, but that was because the fruit was mixed together in a strange way. Also, the grapes seemed to taste slightly odd. Not bad, but odd.