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Putty May Be Tinted

When patching with putty, it saves time to tint it to the proper shade before applying it. Trying to touch it up afterward is often a tedious job.

Author: RETRO HOUSEWIFE, Long Beach Press-Telegram 07-24-1950

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AEBLEKAGE (Apple Cake), Norwegian

  • 2 cups crumbs
  • 2 ½ cups apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp, sugar
  • ½ pint whipping cream
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Red jelly or jam
Preparation Instructions

The crumbs may be from dried French bread or zwieback. Brown the crumbs well in a skillet with butter and sugar. Place the prepared crumbs in a serving dish in layers alternately with the cooled, tart apple sauce. (Layers of crushed macaroons may also be added.) Allow to harden in refrigerator. Turn onto a platter and decorate with whipped cream and dots of jelly. Additional whipped cream may be served in a separate dish.

Variation:The following method may also be used: Butter an oven proof dish, put layers of bread crumbs and layers of apple sauce in the dish alternately, letting the bottom and top layer be of bread crumbs. Pour 1/3 cup melted butter down through the layers, bake for 30 minutes in a hot oven (425°). Then turn out and decorate as above.

Contributed by Mrs. G. Molgaard, 1950

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