Monday, January 21, 2013

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake (1 egg)

1 3/4 c cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinn.
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg, well beaten
2 c chopped nuts
2 c chopped raisins
3/4 c strained hot applesauce, unsweetened

Sift flour, add b. powder, soda, salt and spices and sift three times, Cream butter, add sugar.

Mix thoroughly. Add egg, raisins, nuts, beat well.

Add flour mixture, alternately with apple...(sauce)... a small amount at a time.

Bake into a greased (pan loaf) 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 in a med. oven 350 degrees 1 hour or until done.

Found in "Pillsbury Kitchens Family Cookbook" published by Pillsbury, 1979.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Molasses Popcorn Balls

Here's a recipe that appears in my book "Handwritten Recipes."

Molasses Popcorn Balls

¾ cup water

1½ cups molasses

1½ cups light brown sugar

1 tablespoon vinegar

¼ teaspoon baking soda

⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar

¾ cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 quarts popcorn

Mix first six ingredients in large saucepan. Place over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boiling and cook slowly until it will form a soft ball. Add butter and cook until hard ball stage. Add vanilla and corn.

Form into balls.

Makes 18 to 24 balls.

Found in "New Magic in the Kitchen" (no author). Published by Borden, no date; circa 1940s.

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