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1920's-1930's Cottage Pudding

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"We made this at least once a week during my 'growing up' years with cake baked in a 9-inch square pan which I still own and use!

"The cake was served warm from the old wood stove oven with a warm dip (recipe included), either vanilla or lemon, and on special occasions, chocolate. Then (we) served cold cake with warmed-up dip.

"This cake is also good with a thin layer of frosting of your choice. It is inexpensive to make and is quick and easy."

Ingredients

FOR PUDDING:
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweet milk

FOR DIP:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x9-inch square pan.

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and add eggs. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with milk to first mixture.

Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until straw from new broom or cake tester comes out dry. (These days cake tester!)

For dip: Mix sugar and cornstarch. Add boiling water and stir constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and flavoring.

Jane Fisher
Aledo



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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