3 cups sifted flour
2 cups, 2 tblsp. sugar
3 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup Spry (altrnatives Crisco / butter / lard or coconut oil…if you live in a climate where it stays solid)
1 1/4 cups milk, or more
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, unbeaten
Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into mixing bowl, drop in Spry, add milk and vanilla. Beat 150 strokes, scrape bowl & spoon often through out mixing, add eggs, beat 250 strokes, add remaining milk, beat 50 strokes. Don”t make batter too thick.
Betty’s side bar notes: DUMP EVERYTHING IN BOWL, MIX WITH ELECTRIC MIXER. Bake 375 – 30 to 40 minutes.
More notes: This is a world War II recipe – I use 2/3 cup powderd milk with approx 1 1/2 cup of water. And Don’t let bake too long or it will be dry. Take out as soon as toothpick comes out dry.