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Ingredients

Loaf:
1 package (13-3/4 ounces) hot roll mix
3/4 cup warm water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Filling:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cups toasted coconut, crushed
1 cup chopped, blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg white, slightly beaten

Instructions

Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions, using 3/4 cup water and 1 egg. Add cinnamon and allspice. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and set in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes or until double. Meanwhile, prepare filling. Cream together 1/4 cup butter or margarine and brown sugar. Stir in coconut, almonds and almond extract. To assemble, roll out dough into a 9-inch square. Brush with a little of egg white. Spread filling over dough to within 1 inch of the edge and roll up, jelly roll fashion. Pinch both ends and seam to seal well. Place seam side down in a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Cover with damp cloth and let rise again until loaf comes over the top of the pan. Brush with remaining egg white and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Mary Kastor
Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
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