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13-TKE CAnCLTCATlmES SAT.. FRRUA8Y 23. 1SS2
by Ethel Moore
Almond Cookie Cake
Wins $40,000 In
They held the 30th Bake-Off Contest in San An
tonio last week, and as usual, there was a great
hoopla about new and different ways of cooking
and baking with flour products. The sponsor was
The Pillsbury Company and the contestants came
from all over the country boys and girls, college
students and senior citizens, career women and
homemakers. Out of several thousand recipe en
tries, pre-judged by an independent agency and
reviewed by a team of home economists and profes
sionals, 1UU Iinaiisis won an expcnsc-paiu uiy w
San Antonio to re-create their recipes in 100 mini
kitchens set up by General Electric in the Conven
It was a great scene. Contestants did snack
recipes - for light meals or between-meal occasions,
Ethnic recipes from cultural origins, domestic or
foreign and economy recipes -that use relatively low
cost ingredients. There was more than $100,000 in .
cash and prizes riding in this contest, and we were
really disappointed again at not seeing any of our
great black cooks competing in the kitchens. Next
time??? It's sure worth a try!
Anyway, here are the top winners. After taking
the $15,000 flour category prize, an Almond-Filled
Cookie Cake, entered by Elizabeth D. Meyer, a
widow from Danbury, Ct., also won an additional
$25,000 as top prize in the Bake-Off. The rich, crisp
dessert was adapted from a Dutch pastry, Other
$15,000 winners were an Italian Sour Cream Cake,
a recipe for Crusted Biscuit Puffs and a Praline
Crescent Dessert. Recipes follow, try 'em for
yourself and enjoy!
Almond Filled Cookie Cake
2Vi cups Pillsbury's Best All Purpose
or Unbleached Flour
j Vt cups sugar
1 Vi cups unsalted butter or margarine,
V teaspoon salt
1 cup grated or finely chopped almonds
Vi cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 whole almonds or maraschino cherries,
Heat oven to 325F. Grease 10- or 9-inch spr- '
ingform pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring
cup; level off. In large bowl, blend all crustingre-
i;r at "l-n;jcn- vnoort until HrtuoK (nrmc Chill if.
; desired. Dinde "dough in half; spread half iw bottom
of prepared pan.
In small bowl, blend all filling ingredients except
whole almonds or cherries; spread over crust to
within Vi inch of sides of pan. Between waxed
paper, press remaining dough to 10- or 9-inch cir
cle. Remove top layer of waxed paper; place dough
over filling. Remove waxed paper; press dough into
place. Garnish with almond or maraschino cherry
Bake at 325F. for 45 to 55 minutes or until light
golden brown. (Place foil on rack below pan during
baking to guard against spillage.) Cool 15 minutes;
remove from pan. Cool completely. 24 to 32 serv
ings, thinly sliced.
TIP: Self-rising flour is not recommended.
. Italian Sour Cream Cake
' . Cake
2 eggs, separated
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1 cup coconut
Vi cup ground pecans or nuts
1 pkg. Pillsbury Plus Butter Recipe
j Cake Mix
' I cup dairy sour cream
Vi cup water
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons arametto
.1 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
1 tablespoon corn syrup r
2 to 4 teaspoons water
? teaspoons ground pecans or nuts
6 maraschino cherries
Heat oven to 350F. Using 2 tablespoons shorten
ing, generously grease 10-inch tube pan. In small
bowl, beat 2 egg whites until foamy. Gradually add
brown sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 3
minutes. Fold in coconut and lA cup ground
pecans. Spread meringue on bottom and up sides of
pan to within 1 inch of top of pan. In large bowl,
blend cake mix, sour cream, Vi cup amaretto, Vi
cup water, eggs and 2 egg yolks at low speed until
moistened; bet 2 minutes at highest speed. Pour
batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350F. for
55 to 65 minutes or untH "toothpick inserted in
center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 10
minutes; loosen sides and invert onto serving plate.
Cool completely. In small -bowl, blend glaze ingre
dients (except pecans and cherries) until smooth.
Spoon over top of cake allowing some to run down
sides. Sprinkle with pecans; garnish with cherries.
Sugar Crusted Biscuit Puffs
Vt cup finely chopped almonds or filberts
V cup currants or raisins .
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1 tablespoon margarine or rmner, souenea
W cup sugar , .
I to 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
Vi teaspoon cinnamon (or anise powder) -
1 til, separated (reserve white for topping)
2 teaspoons Marsala wine or rum
. , Pastry
lOrOZ. can Hungry Jack Refrigerated
By Kaye Sullivan ;
- To prevent some of the morning aches upon aris-1
ing, there are some exercises you should try.
Whether you know it or not, you already go;
through a bit of an exercise program each morning.
The stretching you do in bed before you get up
helps to loosen some of the settled tissues in your
body. When we sleep our muscles rest mostly in
their shortened state. . Air settles in many bone
joints. (Hence all the popping when you begin to
stir after the alarm goes off.) Therefore that first
stiff walk to the bathroom makes you wonder if
Father Time ran over you with a truck in the middle
of the night. ' Z, ,
Well, you can alleviate much of this morning tor-
ture and get out of bed with more energy by.
developing a routine exercise program in the bed: -
1 . While still snuggled under the covers turn onto
your side. Slowly curl into the fetal position and
then straighten out, .Repeat on other side.
2. Still under the covers Pie on your back, point '
toes, then flex feet. (Listen to those ankles and toes
pop!) Do this several times then rotate , feet,
together and alternately.
3. Next lurn your head from right to left and up
and down a few times. Rotate once or twice.
4. Now part your legs and point your feet. Do
same type of movement with your arms and fingers.
Bring them back together and relax. Repeat, if you '
feel like it.
5. Take five or six deep breaths really moving the ;
.. entire diaphragm.
6. Sit on the side of the bed placing your hands on
the bed beside your hips. While pressing hands onto -',
the bed raise and lower legs, up and down. A flexed .
foot will give you a better stretch.
7. Finally, sitting on. side of bed stretch arms up
then lower upper body between your legs toward
- the -floor. Come back up and stretch again.
Now your body is ready to meet some of the
demands that will be placed upon it. You will find
you will function better after this early morning
Awareness Through Movement
Arts and Crafts
Committee Meeting Held
The Arts and Crafts Committee of University
Assembly No. 218 Order of the Golden Circle held
its first committee meeting Thursday evening,
February 18, at the home of Loyal Lady Jessie
Tucker. This committee will be responsible for
fund-raising projects for the Assembly, Loyal Lady
Ruth Singleton is the chairman and the following
Loyal Ladies are committee members: Pattie
Brown, Ruby Lassiter, Hattie McLamb, Violet P.
Rogers, Mary Johnson, Gladys Johnson, Jessie
Tucker, Doretha Pettiford. Loyal Lady Ruler Mar-:
tha C. Devone is an ex-officio member.
Some of the committee's activities will include:
sewing, baking, macrame, rug hooking, quilting,
crocheting, knitting, ceramics, etc. Members an
ticipate having their first exhibit on display at the
N.C. Council of Deliberation in Wilmington in
The committee officers are: Loyal Lady Ruth
Singleton, president; Loyal Lady Jessie Tucker,
chaplain; Loyal Lady Pattie Brown, treasurer;
Loyal. Lady Dorethea Pettiford, secretary;! and,'.
Loyatj-ady .Violet P Rogers; fiQancial-SQcretary.
Tucker and furnished by Loyal Lady Singleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Haskins of 1009 Jerome
Road entertained the Philathea Sunday School
Class of White Rock Baptist Church on Saturday
February 20. ;
As the members entered this beautiful and
spacious home, each was made welcome by the '
hostess, along with her mother, Mrs. Ester Davis.
A delicious dinner was served and beside each
plate a useful book mark with a Bible verse on it
; A short social hour followed the meal during
which were heard original poems, oral readings and .
The hostess and teacher of the class, Mrs.
Haskins, sang "He's Got The Whole World In His
Hands" followed by Mrs. Mamie Weaver's favorite
hymn, "On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand".
The president, Mrs. Servater Evans, thanked the
hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Haskins and her mother, Mrs.
Davis, for a very enjoyable visit. Members present
were: Mrs; R. Spaulding, Mrs. M. Weaver, Mrs. G,
Haskins Mrs. M. Bradshaw, Mrs. Z. Floyd; Mrs.
M. Pretty, Mrs. S. Evans, Mrs. G. Fellows, Mrs. E.
Perry, Mrs. M. Raines, Mrs. G. Faucette, Mrs. A.
Randall, Miss B. Richmond and Mrs. A. Leach.
Mrs. Grant Hosts
La Petite Club
' La Petite Gardeners held their February meeting
11 thcj"om? of Mrs- Mary C. Grant on Concord St.
Mrs. Grant opened the Garden Gate. After a for
mal opening conducted by the hostess, Mrs.
Genevieve McCrea, club president, presided.
Reports were given from the various committees.
Preparations are being made for the Spring Flower
Snow to be held in May. Plans are also being made
to take several trips and to visit of number of
gardens including those of members .
Mrs. Grant gave an informative report on prepar
. ing the soil for spring planting. It was so vivid that a
beginner following her instructions would come ui
; with some beautiful flowers. '
After enjoying a delicious meal, each member
thanked the hostess for her kind hospitality. The . 1
Garden Gate closed to meet with Mrs. Marie F
" Kearney in March.
Reserved egg white
1 tablespoon Marsala wine or rum
Vt cup sugar
lA cup finely chopped almonds or filberts
Vi teaspoon cinnamon (or anise powder) - -
Heat oven to 375'F. In small bowl, combine all fill
ing ingredients. Separate dough into 10 biscuits;
press or roll each into 4-inch circle. Fold dough over :
filling, covering completely; seal well, shaping into
balls. Combine reserved egg white and wine; beat
until foamy. Combine V cup sugar, V cup nuts
and . Vi teaspoon cinnamon. Dip top and sides (not
: seam) of each filled biscuit in egg white mixture,
then in nut mixture. Place seam-side-down on
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes '
or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet
immediately. 10 pastries.
In The Air
; By Dson Armstrong, Jr.
Mother Nature con
tinues to smile on
. Durham this week. The
bright, warm days have
virtually everyone think
ing of spring which is
;now a few weeks away.
' After a chilly start on
Sunday and Monday, the
old thermometers started
to rise as the week pro
gressed. Highs in the 70's
' midweek and not a com
plaint was heard.
' Business increased
. greatly at area car
washes as people sought
to get that winter grime
off their vehicles. Some
early flowering plants
: began to blossom.
Children took to the
parks in the afternoons
after what must have
seemed an eternity of
having to stay inside
because of the cold
: leisurely strolled around
- campus between classes.
'Thoughts of softball
games filled some minds.
Frisbee throws and out- "
door basketball games
took place around the ci
ty. Again, we can thank a
friendly high pressure
system for the good
The sun is getting
'stronger each day and it
,. is not uncommon to have
70- and even some
80-degree days this time
of year. In 1977, the all
time Durham high for
February of 84 occurred
on February 28. In 1972,
a prolonged warm spell
of high 70's and low 80s
invaded Durham in late
February and lasted until
enough, snow fell on the
first real day of spring
1974 may be
remembered as the year
that Durham virtually
had not winter, a high of
83' occurred in late
January which set the
. tone for the rest of the
winter months. February
was warmer than usual
(there were very few
freezing nights), and by
the first week of March,
Durham basked in 93'
i'heat and trees, flowers.-
y .tyi4i sain uua - uiuviugu
, "weeks ahead of schedule.
v As the days get pro
! gressively longer,
thoughts turn to long
. drives in the country, a
day at the old fishing
hole, walks in the lane,
garden planting, and
other spring time rituals.
Ah, spring, we hope
you're here to stay!
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