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Accurate Measure System SuggestedFor measuring butter or shortening, and being specially accurate, use the water-displacement method. If you want a quarter of a cup of shortening, for instance, fill a measuring cup three-quarters full of water, then add shortening until the cup runs over. You'll have exactly one-quarter of a cup of shortening.
Author: UNKNOWN, 03-01-1951
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CZECH COFFEE CAKES, Czechoslovakian
Mix and let the dough rise. Roll out and cut with a doughnut cutter. Mix egg yolk with a little milk and sugar. Spread over the edges of the dough. Then proceed with one or more of the following variations.
Cream Cheese Filling
Mix the ingredients and spread on the dough. Trim with raisins.
Soak prunes in water overnight, cook in the same water until soft. Remove stones, grind, add powdered cinnamon, rum, lemon rind and cloves. Spread on the dough and decorate with sliced almonds.
Mix sugar and water and bring to a boil, add nuts, sweet cream, vanilla, lemon rind, cloves and bread crumbs. Cut dough in squares , put filling into the center and close. Decorate with raisins.
Let the dough rise. Bake in a moderate oven until golden brown.
Contributed by Miss Marie Hnykova, 1950
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