March 28, 2010

APPLESAUCE SQUARES

1 1/3 c. sifted cake flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c . sugar
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sweetened applesauce
1 egg
1/2 tsp. chopped raisins
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Sift flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and spices into a large bowl. Add shortening and applesauce. Mix to dampen flour, then beat 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and beat one minute with electric mixer. Pour into a greased 8-inch square pan lined with wax paper. Bake. Let stand about 10 minutes. When done, then remove from pan and cool.

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