Here is the pineapple upside-down cake recipe that L. Battaglia, of Edgewood, has been waiting for. Rita Roche of Baltimore sent us this recipe.
1 8 1/2 -ounce can sliced pineapple
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 cherries, halved
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar, granulated
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Halve pineapple slices. Melt butter in 8x8x2-inch pan. Add brown sugar and one tablespoon of the reserved syrup. Add water to remaining syrup to make one-half cup. Arrange pineapple in bottom of pan. Place cherry half in center of each slice.
Cream together shortening and sugar till light. Add egg and vanilla and beat till fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients; add alternately with the one-half-cup reserved pineapple syrup beating after each addition. Spread over pineapple. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool five minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
This cookie recipe is for Helen Berrs. It's from Patricia Gick of Fulton.
Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening, like Crisco
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned applesauce
1 1/2 cups quick or old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
36 walnut halves for decoration, if desired
Sift together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Add shortening, sugar, egg and applesauce; beat until smooth, about two minutes. Stir in oats, raisins and chopped nuts.
Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. Place walnut half in center of each cookie, if desired. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 15 minutes. Makes three dozen.
* A. Michele Fuller of Baltimore wants a recipe for dinner rolls. "The recipe called for three cups of flour and one package of yeast. I don't remember what other ingredients it used but I do know that you used an electric mixer for kneading. It was a very simple recipe," she writes.
Patricia Strohmeyer of Hampstead is looking for St. Louis-style pizza. Strohmeyer, a former resident of St. Louis, says the pizza has a paper thin yet crispy crust and a sweet sauce. It's topped with a cheese called "provel," she says.
Ethel Lease of Baltimore needs a meatless vegetable soup recipe. "I cut it out of the newspaper over ten years ago and it was one of my husband's favorites," she writes. Ethel says some of the ingredients included canned tomatoes, elbow macaroni, basil and oil. The soup was cooked in a crock pot for five to six hours.