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AUNT SARAH'S "GERMAN CRUMB CAKES" BAKED IN CRUSTS

(German) - (Pennsylvania Germans)







3 cups flour.
2-1/2 heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder.
2 cups sugar (soft A or light brown).
1/2 cup lard and butter mixed.
2 eggs.
1 cup sweet milk.
Pinch of salt.
Flavoring--vanilla or grated orange rind.
Line three small pie tins with pie crust. Sift together into a bowl
the flour and baking powder and add light brown or A sugar, and the
butter, lard and salt. Rub this all together with the hands until well
mixed and crumbly. Take out 1 cupful of these crumbs and stand aside.
Add to the rest of the mixture the yolks of eggs, whites being beaten
separately and added last. Add slowly 1 cup of sweet milk. Mix it in
gradually until the mixture is creamed, then add a small quantity of
grated orange peel, lemon or vanilla flavoring. Lastly, stir in the
stiffly beaten whites of eggs. Pour the mixture into each one of the
three unbaked crusts, then sprinkle the cup of crumbs thickly over the
tops. Bake in a moderate oven. These are very good, cheap cakes for
breakfast or lunch.











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