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1776 Coffee Cake

1 c water,Warm
2 T yeast,or 2 packages
1/2 c sugar
1/8 t mace
1 c scalded milk
1 c lard,Melted
1 T salt
3 eggs,beaten
7 c flour,about
cinnamon & sugar,mixed
blueberries & cherries
1 t vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
5 T hot milk
1/2 t lemon flavoring
2 T white shortening (Crisco)
Put the yeast in the water & set aside.

Put sugar, mace, milk, melted lard, salt & eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add yeast mixture and about 7 cups of flour. Mix all ingredients together & work to a smooth dough. Let rise until double. Roll out on board 1/2" inch thick, spread with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar. Cut in strips one inch wide. Twist them as you place in a round 8" greased pan. Let rise about 40 minutes.
Bake 18-20 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Ice with Powdered Sugar icing. Decorate with red cherries & blueberries and to with a flag in the center.
POWDERED SUGAR ICING Combine all ingredients, beat one minute, add more milk if needed to make it spread easily.
"Mrs. Louise Woodruff * Ursa, Illinois - Grand Champion 1976 Illinois State Fair"

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