l Cup sugar
2 Cups all purpose flour
l teaspoon baking powder
l teaspoon baking soda
l/2 teaspoon salt
l/2 Cup shortening
2 eggs
l teaspoon vanilla
2 Cups chopped, pared apples (about 4 medium sized apples)
l/2 Cup chopped nuts
l Tablespoon sugar
l teaspoon cinnamon.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pan, 9x5x3. Mix one cup sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until smooth. Stir in apples and nuts. Spread in pan. Mix l Tablespoon sugar and l teaspoon cinnamon, and sprinkle over top.

Bake until wooden toothpick in center comes clean, 50-60 minutes. Immediately remove from pan to rack. Cool bread completely before slicing. Store tightly covered. Makes one loaf.

Contributed by Nancee (McMurtrey) Siefert
Griddle Cakes

2 cups white flour
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 egg
1 tbsp melted fat

Mix and sift the dry ingredients. Place the griddle where it will heat. Add half the milk to the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Add the rest of the milk,. the beaten egg, and the fat. Oil the griddle and drop the batter on it by spoonfuls. When the cakes are browned on one side and well puffed turn them to brown the other side. Serve immediately.

Contributed by These pancakes are the best I have ever eaten. The recipe is from a school book published in 1942.
1 lb. dates, cut fine3 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. boiling water1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. white sugar3 1/2 c. flour
4 Tbsp. melted shortening1/2 c. nut meats
2 eggs

Pour boiling water over dates and cool. Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with the date mixture and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees first 10 minutes; then 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. *transcriber note: vanilla was not listed in the ingredients.

Mrs. Cecil (Bessie) Reese, The Art of Cooking in Lamoni, Lamoni Federated Garden Club, Lamoni, Iowa.
1 c. flour1 egg, beaten
3/4 to 1 scant c. cornmeal2 Tble. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar1 c. sweet milk
4 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt

Mix dry ingredients. Then add liquids and eggs and beat well. Put in greased pan and bake in 350-degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Lillian and Dee Shippy


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