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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 07, 1912, Image 31

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high and low for a finer type of
charming and capvable young wo
manhood than Miss Lois and
not find it. . -
The prize she won was a free
sight-seeing trip to Washington.
She came with her mother and
sister and has had a glorious time.
Also she chatted with Pre$i-
Prize Girl Bread Baker's
(For Two Loaves.) '
1 cup liquid, either milk or
1-2 cup yea'st.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 tablespoon sugar.
1 tablespoon shortening,
either butter or lard.
2. cups flour.
dent Taft and Secretary Wilson.
But these visits weren't half as
interesting as the Washington
monument and the dome of the
capitol of course. x
"I wish you had won that
prize," sh$ protested to her sis
ter. "Then I wouldn't have peo
ple looking at me and wanting to
take my picture and talk to me
all the time. I just can't have
any fun at all !"
But she did and talked about
her bread, too.
The prize loaf was baked in the
laboratory at Ames college, but
Lois learned how 'in her mother's
kitchen. Mrs. Edmonds is famed
as a cook. Mr. Edmonds is a
farmer of substantial means.
When Lois entered the state
contest she took with her some
Page county flour. She made two
loaves and, watched them every
minute while1" they were in the
oven, turning them every few
minutes. To this care she at
tributes her success.
"My bread was just the same
nice brown on all sides," she ex
plains. Although each contestant
baked two loaves only one was
examined by the judges and the
girls had to choflse which loaf
they would enter: After Lois had
picked one of her loaves and en
tered it she was found weeping,
afraid she had not picked the
better loaf.
"There is not so much in the
proportions as in kno"wing how to
bake," ,said her mother in giving
the recipev "One must be care
ful about raising the dough and
the baking must be watched very
carefully. Several other girls
used the same recipe."
The recipe is. practically the
same as one mailed from Ames
college to' nearly 6,000 girls in
Iowa last spring.
'Does it make any difference
whether you use milk or water?"
"No," replied the shy little" girl.
"It just depends."
"And you use either butter or
"Oh, yes; whichever is handy."
Miss Edmonds' mother ex
plained that something depends
on the kind .of flour, but a baker
could only tell about this by ex
perience. t-;l"
"You canT?cook by rule You
must jus cook and cook until ,
you learn these things." -

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