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Towner, North Dakota
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MOUSE RIVER FARMERS PRESS v SCIENCE IN ART OF CAKE BAKING The Household. OHR COMIC SECTION Luck Is No Alibi for Unsuc- By LYDIA LE BARON WALI~ER cessful Cakes. "]~k/] EN attract not that which they THE FEATHERHEADS FelixPops Up By EDITtt M. BARBER ~'J want, but that which they are," E VERYBODY loves cake--good cake. wrote the distinguished American nov- LOOK WNAT I Yet everybody does [tot make good ellst James Lane Allen. It is a state- FOtJM~ I ~lll4 ~ ~CRA, PE YOO~. "THt.IM~/ cake. "I had bad luck with my cake ment to make all of us put on our today" Is a common complaint. 1 sus- thinking caps. Everyone has longlngs, A '~dlM'TER.'S ~tD "~'ot.l .~ %(00 pact, however, that luck was not to and hopes that tile things he wants ~VEMIMC.v'! WE~{~ pOP x~/HA~ ~I"OU blame and that the knowledge of a will come to him. To make ourselves GOiNg- "re HAW ~I4ELLED few cake essentials wouhl make It un- magnets to draw to us the things we [:~0P CORM ANO I'LL .~M~LL mecessary to use luck as an alibi, want sounds fascinating. It is some- "rl-l~ l~.r= ST First of all the butter or the short- thing each of us cuing must be creamed. It is a good can try to do, and Idea to take It out of tile Icebox and prove to our satls- keep it at room temperature for half faction whether It an hour before mixing tim cake. Never works or not. melt butter for cake, as both flavor There are pet- and texture change when melted fat sons who want ap- Is used. The sugar should be well preclatlon. This IS blended with the softenetl fat. The one of tile most us- best cake I ever tasted was made by ual of the longlngs a man whose strong arm creamed the of the human o $ngar and butter together until per- heart. To work fectly blended. A little of tile egg yolk and strive to do added while creamy will quicken the the best we ~an, mixing process. Tim rest of the yolk and not receive the ~" may then be added and after this the appreciation t h a t flour and milk should be added el- tile labor merits, CAM "~'OtJ BEAT Tt4A'[.~ WELL--IF v4~ ternately, is discouraging. 'l"tq~ ~,ASK'~..T ~'~LL,I CA, M"I"coI~M Mfl, V~N~ C,b, b4"I'HE If yolks and whites of eggs are beat- How can this state IM'ro -I'Hl~ I~LAMES1 en separately the texture of the cake of affairs be "l't4A'[" 5E'~'l-~,~ I~,J! #,1" L-~A~'I" bl/kV~' will be light, If they are beaten to- changed? Follow- "I'i--I~: IMOIS~ gether tile texture will be closer, but lag the statement the cake will keep moist longer, tf Just quoted, we can only the whites of the eggs are used try the met hod the cake will be fluffy and delicate. If which Is the nat- only the yolks are used the cake will ural Interpretation be rich aud moist, of It. We can look The flour should be sifted, measured to ourselves and and mixed with the dry Ingredients. see If we, ourselves, ] Pastry flour Is often used for cake, as are appreciative. It does not have as much of tim gluten, Do we commend which Is necessary for yeast breads our children when they do what we and which has the quality of toughen- want, or what we realize they should Ing with handling, do, or do we find fault when they for- It is possible to make an excellent get or fall? Do we say a good word cake with an all-purpose flour If the to those whom we employ when they **~ batter Is not beaten overlong. The spend their energies doing their tasks ps Union principal thing is to have the batter well, and as they know we would wish of the proper thickness. All flour them done? Or do we reprimand them FINNEY OF THE FORCE When Mike should be sifted before measuring. Of when they do not succeed In accom- t~eure. course this will reduce the anaount of pllshlng tile work well, or are slow, or flour one or more tablespoons to each neglectful? (~OOD DAY l"'~/~Zt cup. If, however, the batter is too Two Attitudes. A~4--T~t~ thick after tim liquid, flour and egg It is not that reproof for any of i~ /~l%~St.lS Nli~tl~ (3~O~-,~M HOq~/ DE ~o, whites are added, more liquid must be these failures may not be merited and ~I~OC~ANI-- 2"1-.1' --AI~I' HOW ~ Tt41 h/U~. 12INN~Y-- added to make a batter which will re- should at thnes be given. But Is it ~O~ ~O~L,{ CAMD'~' A~l' I:=*O~ --bIOTTe4A.4I~-.$O