"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
2 sticks margarine 1/2 c. Crisco 3 c. sugar 3 c. flour 5 eggs 1-1/2 tsp. lemon extract 1-7 oz. can 7-up
Cream margarine and Crisco; add sugar and cream well. Add flour, alternately with eggs. Add extract. Fold in 7-up. Pour in lightly greased tube pan. Bake 350 for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Don't open door during baking. Let cool in pan for 3 minutes.
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