"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
This recipe for Gramma Dykstra's Old Lady Cake, by Kathy Clausing, is from The Clausing Family Cookbook,
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1 1/2 c. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 stick of butter 1/4 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 c. white flour 1 c. molasses or Karo syrup 1 c. wheat flour 3 tsp. anise seeds 1 c. rye flour 2 c. sour milk (2 tsp. vinegar in milk)
Cream sugar and butter. Mix rest of ingredients. Bake approx. 1 hour @ 350º. Insert toothpick to check. Do not overbake! (Dark pans -50 mins.@ 325º)
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