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Pound Cake

(by Caroline Goldberg Igra)

2 sticks (1/2 lb.) butter (Aunt Helen used margarine)

4 eggs

1 lb. confectioners' sugar

2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 t. baking powder

1/2 t. ground mace

pinch of salt

1/2 c. milk

1 t. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat butter and sugar together until smooth.

Add eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated.

Combine sugar, flour, baking powder, mace, and salt.

Combine milk and vanilla extract.

Add dry ingredients to butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating until smooth.

Scrape into a well-greased 9-inch loaf pan and bake for about 70 minutes.

(Read Filling the Gap, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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