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Tom and Jerry Batter

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Ingredients

6 eggs, carefully separated
4 cups powdered sugar
Rum or whiskey

Instructions

Beat egg yolks with electric beater until blended; add 2 cups powdered sugar slowly while beating. In separate large bowl, beat egg whites, until pretty stiff, slowly add 2 cups powdered sugar, continue beating until it peaks. Fold white batter into yellow batter. To serve, fill mug less than half full with batter. Add 1 shot of rum or whiskey. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Ruth Ehlers
Rock Island



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1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
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