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Try This In Your Henhouse

Farmer Harlan Perrill had difficulty getting his chickens to bed at a decent hour. Only the toot of a nearby train whistle finally drove them to roost. Now Perrill sounds a couple of cacophonous notes on his son's French horn, waits for the rush, and then latches the door.

Author: NEWSPAPER, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH 04-25-1942

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DESSERT

Soldiers Cake, American

(Send This To Camp)

Ingredients
  • ½ cup vitaminized margarine
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Preparation Instructions

Cream margarine until light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually, then honey, creaming thoroughly. Beat in egg yolks. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in vanilla. Beat egg whites stiff and fold in last. Pour into two 8-inch cake pans which have been lined with wax paper. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 30 minutes. Cool and frost as desired. Makes two 8-inch layers.

Goes with: Sugar Bank Cake - Worth Saving For.
Contributed by The Brownsville Herald - Brownsville, Texas, 1942

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