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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
FRIDAY, MAX IS, 19*3 B-4 * ! Readers' Clearing House BH’Sy'cASW^LL POUND CAKE (Mrs. F. D., Arlington) For Mrs. M. C. N.. Bethesda. The following recipe is a copy taken from a February. 1953. issue of a magazine put out by a leading chain store. Pound Cake: l'/a cups un sifted all purpose flour (not self rising), Va teaspoon soda, IV2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter minus 1 tablespoon (use the tablespoon of butter for greas ing pan), IV2 teaspoons lemon juice, IV2 teaspoons vanilla, 5 large eggs separated, Va tea spoon salt (if salted butter is used, otherwise Vi teaspoon), 1 teaspoon cream of tartar. Prepare pan as follows: grease with 1 tablespoon soft ened butter and dust with flour, turn pan until it is thor oughly coated with flour, then turn upside down and tap gently to remove excess flour. Now for the cake, sift flour, soda, and half the sugar in a bowl. Sift once. Add butter softened to room temperature but not melted or runny. You must use pure butter for this cake if the proper flavor is to result. Mix the ingredients with the fingers until well blended. Add flavoring and egg yolks, one at a time, working them into whole mixture until well mixed. Now beat egg whites which have been left at room temperature for an hour with salt, do not beat too stiff. The whites should be moist and glistening and just hold a peak when lifted with back of spoon. Add remaining sugar gradually, beat thoroughly aft er each addition, then add the cream of tartar. This should be folded gently into the egg whites and not beaten hard. Pour beaten whites at once over first mixture and with fingers mix gently, lifting and folding until whites are com pletely folded in. Spoon batter into prepared pan and even it with back of spoon. Set pan down on table with rather a hard thud, this removes air bubbles and helps to achieve a finer cake. Place pan on middle rack of a preheated oven 325 degrees. Bake for one hour not opening oven door. Test to bottom of cake, if no crumbs cling to tester, turn off oven and close oven door, let remain in oven 10 or 15 min utes longer or until it shrinks from sides of pan and finger pressure on cake surface does not leave an indentation. If cake crumbs or batter stick to tester bake in oven 10 or 15 minutes longer. When cake is done be sure to leave in oven with heat turned off for 10 or 15 minutes. Let sit in pan another 10 minutes. Turn out on cake rack, cover ed with paper. This can be baked in a fun nel cake pan or bread pan. Using the hands to mix bat ter is the secret of a good pound cake. ** * * BISCUITS? [Mrs. S. R. T„ Washington) Will some one kindly give a recipe for bisuits made with buttermilk and baking powder? ** * * COLUMBIA, S. C.? (F. H., Washington) Since my husband is being transferred to Columbia. South Carolina, I need a good deal of help. I would like to know about housing. What can one rent or buy a 3 or 4 bedroom house for in a section com pared to our Chevy Chase or Spring Valley? Is living high? Are the people friendly? What about the schools—crowded, good, etc.? Any information that I get will be greatly appreciated, as never having been South I am at a complete loss. As time is short I would appreciate a quick response. STORE HOURS: 9:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. be brief yW' ' n '"***s t * m - /■' / ( trif/i Hants’ Fig Leaf undertcear that's rug ged as a boy's own day, reinforced, elasticized and size-fast , at prices that please mightily. A. No-sag neck, half-sleeve T-shirt 79c B. Sleeveless undershirt, 59c. Sizes 6 to 18. C. Heat-resistant elasticized briefs, 65e Free Parking 4250 Conn. Avt. EM. 2-6700 * - I IDENTIFYING PLANT. (Mrs. M. B. T., Silver Spring) For Mrs. Z. K. B„ Rockville: The Moses in the Bulrushes or Moses in the Cradle Plant is botanically known as Rhoeo discoloi. Belongs to Spider wort family. Variety vittata has leaves striped with vellow. HANDY HOMER —By MAC PISfTBNSSWTTtC COOKIES? (Mrs. F. W., Washington) I’d like some cookie recipes —the kind that don’t crumble as soon as they’re picked up. I’m especially interested in a hard, chewy, molasses-type similar to those made by a bakery in Philadelphia at Hal loween. ** * * LEMON BUTTER? (Mrs. J. T. W., Washington) Will someone please send in a recipe for Lemon Butter? fcieanTj I Furs | | Last Longer | I Most Fur Coats Cleaned for I as Low as I Others 7.50 to $lO Ask .beat ear wstsr-re.slleat I I proem . . arateets tar. aemlnst ■ msttlns ill stains. Casts enly S 2. | Call Now for Pick-up RE. 7-5454 Cay Wkaa Fara Ara EataraeA I Capitol \ |FUkS H O P | 1208 C ST. N.W. * Cold Storage * Remodeling | Repairing • Reblending^ CANCELED STAMPS? (Mrs. J. C. G.. Silver Spring) Some students have a proj ect to earn money in order to take a trip. Some are saving canceled stamps. My query is this: Does any one know of a firm or store that will buy these canceled stamps? GREETINGS? (C. L., Arlington) Is there any one who can tell me where I can get infor mation about sending verses and ideas to greeting card companies? I would be most grateful for this information. 9:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. bright little rayon-and-bemberg designs done for sizes 9 to 15, cool as a couple of popsiclcs , and irresistably tagged a mere 10.95 Upper: White-ground geometric print in peacock, royal or pink. Lower: White ground circle print in beige and brown, grey and pink or blue. Free Perking 4250 Connecticut Avenue ***• 2-6700 COOKING SHAD. (Miss F. A. C„ Washington) In reply to E. W., Washing ton, who inquired about cook ing shad, this is my method for boneless shad: the shad is steamed for six hours, the, full time is necessary if the larger bones are to be dissolved. 1 used a heavy aluminum roast er over a very low flame on top of the stove. Since the water must not touch the shad I raised the grid by placing an inverted muffin tin set under it. Place slices of lemon in and on top of the fish, and, of course, salt it. Then wrap the fish securely in heavy aluminum foil, double-folding the edges, pour boiling water into the roaster, enough to reach nearly to the level of the grid, and lay the wrapped fish on the grid and place the cover on the roaster. Replenish the water as necessary. 1 found that wrapping the fish in foil prevented the loss of flavor whieh resulted when I steamed the shad unwrapped. Also I found that five hours’ cooking left the larger bones undis solved, though crumbly. With this method there is, of course, no need of our opportunity for basting. With due care, the shad can be removed to a plat ter without breaking and there is not a trace of bone. I have no steamer, but I should sup pose that a steamer of the right shape would be more con venient to use than my roaster. Also, I do not see why the steaming could not be done in a slow oven, if preferred. ** * * SPOTS ON PEWTER? (Mrs. R. B. W., Alexandria) Could someone tell me how to remove spots from an old pewter lamp? I have tried every cleanser and polisher I can think of with no success. Officers Elected By Sisterhood ' New officers of the Sisterhood of the Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County will be in stalled tonight at congregation services at A: 30 o’clock in the Pooks Hill Auditorium in Be thesda. » - Rabbi Morris Gordon will con duct the installation, which will be followed by an Oneg Shabat celebration. Mrs. Harvey Levin has been re-elected president of the sis terhood. Elected to serve with her were Mrs. Abraham Weiss, vice president; Mrs. Irving Ches law, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Harlan Hurwitz, recording secretary; Mrs. Morris Stem, treasurer, and Mrs. William Saunders, Mrs. Milton Wittman and Mrs. Haskell Wald, trustees. Newly appointed committee chairmen are Mrs. Morton Lipp man, sisterhood hospitality; Mrs. Wolfe Mostow, congregation hos pitality and property; Mrs. Al ton Meister, membership; Mrs. Stanley Klimen, ways' and means; Mrs. Philip Bauman, program; Mrs. Ray Kruger, pub licity; Mrs. Norman Plotka, Sun day school: Mrs. Albert Rois tacher, social activities liaison; Mrs. Morris Gordon, advisor on education, and Mrs. Sy Wolf, board member at large. The old and new boards will hold a combined meeting Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. Levin. Macaroon- Marshmallow Cream Here s a quickie dessert that every one will enjoy—macaroon marshmallow cream. Cut 16 marshmallows in pieces and dissolve them in 1 cup of milk, over hot water. Let cool. Break 10 slightly stale (or toasted) macaroons in coarse crumbs and fold them into 1 cup of heavy cream whipped stiff. Fold in the cooled marshmallow milk mixture and add a littl? salt and some almond flavoring to taste. Freeze, stirring several times during freezing period, until firm. To Visit Chapter Mrs. W. G. Modlin of Western Springs, HI., national president of the T. T. T. Society, will be in Washington on Monday for a visit with Chapter A. A din ner is planned in her honor at the home of Miss Nell Anderson, 2630 Woodley place N.W. Hddassah Dinner The Silver Spring Chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual donor dinner dance at 7 p.m. Sunday in the B’nai Israel Syna gogue. Dave Platt and his or chestra will provide music for dancing and entertainment. Sauce for Fish Fried or broiled fish taste de licious with a sauce of melted butter or margarine mixed with lemon juice and parsley. our self reliant seersuckers all wear , very little care ,•. crisp casuals with the good cleun lines summer loves , and yet very lightly priced . £ *W Sleeveless blouse, with blue, mj red or brown stripes, 12 to 18. jf l skirt, in blue, red or chiffanyl, magic new city cooler Sheer as chiffon, fabulously cool and chore-free blend of pima cotton and nylon, transformed into a flat• tering stitched-tucked summer-indown design, 22.95 PoHtlnf 4250 Connecticut Avenue EMarton 2-6700 'f'j r Safer JuZ7norough 1 a rug I |JW CLEANING I \\Tj? For Over SO Year. ■ Sanitary R»S I DI. 7-0357 • - L. I Plant: 106 Member Not. Intt. of Rug Cleonert