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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, September 20, 1990 7A of Farmin Ella S. Galford 22, the Pearl S. Foundation is annual Fall Festival. numerous old time YOU will see there will of applebutter copper kettle. Was a child, Mother jam, grapebut- tn the copper )lien she made two flavoring and one with Friday evening before making, we children the sacks of soon as evening were over we Peel apples. A three tub was lined with to hold the snits. Older children peeled apples and helped core into snits. Some- came to help neighbor chip play and stayed to to peel an entire breaking the rind accomplished by so they could toss over their left shoul- ~eling would then initial of the man ,lng to marry. Well. have to use your to get a letter of the the swirl of apple that was alright be- you lean more to- tial wanted to if the peeling it hit the floor be- meant a failed re- possibly the chance maid. We worked we told riddles, raced to see finish their pan of teased each other llng bees. Often someone around the tub to or to whet their rim of the stone ng nearby. Finally it a day and we to see we h snits. morning Mother con- apples while we kettle with until it glowed The stir -- a bored in it and handle -- was scalded with boil- the wood yard a circle of a bare spot of Spider was set on to set level. The on the Spider apples and water. bemoaned that Water Instead of her mother had apples. As soon going good the This stirring until the apple- As the apples more snits were The fire had to be kept just so -- not too much and not too little and don't let any stick of fire wood touch the bottom fo the kettle or the butter will surely burn. Smoke blew into the eyes of the stirrer no matter which side of the kettle you moved to escape it. When one complained Mother always advised us that smoke always followed beauty. Mother was here, there and everywhere, taking a turn with the stir, fixing fire, adding snlts, preparing jars, adding sugar and testing the applebutter. Finally it was a delicious red color and Mother could draw a line through the sample she had on a plate and there were no watery edges around it. The applebutter was done. Tile kettle was lifted from the fire by running a long bar under the bail and it was carried to the porch. During this procedure an older child was as- signed to keep the young ones in the front yard. Innus there would be no danger to them if the kettle should tilt and spill its scalding contents. Freshly scalded tall gallon stone jars were waiting and the apple butter was ladled into them. Brown wrapping paper was fitted over the tops of these and secured with wide rubber bands. The jars were lined along a wall in the kitchen until the applebutter got cold and then they would be stored in the cel- lar. Soon a pan of hot bread ap- peared and we drenched It liber- ally with butter and piled spoon- fuls of applebutter atop it. Fresh applebutter a treat for a king or beggar. I also make applebutter. (My apple peeling must have formed the letter G). No neighbors came to help me peel apples because I cooked the apples on the stove and separated the peelings from the sauce with a food mill. I cooked the applebutter In a large enamel pan in the oven and only stirred tt a few times every hour. I made four or five gallons of butter and canned It In pint jars. As time elapsed and our children left home I needed less applebut- ter. I occasionally make a few pints but I now put the apple sauce in the slow cooker. I sel- dom stir it and often it cooks half a day before I even look at it. I still sample the fresh apple butter on hot bread which Is now drenched with oleo. Many folk claim it is not as tasty as the applebutter made in the open kettle but it is much easier to do and certainly much tastier than that store boughten stuff. It is with nostalgia that I and a lot of other people recall the days when making apple butter by the gallons In the copper kettle was part of our yearly lives and that Is why folk from all over will attend different fall festivals and leave with a jar of fresh ap- plebutter tucked under their arfn. Better Than Sex Cake Hine Chocolate 1/2 cup Veg. Oil 1 tsp. vanilla 1 - 8 oz. Sour Cream 3/4 cup. Pecans or two of cake mix and use to coat chips & pecans, set mix, eggs, oil, water, vanilla, pudding mix and u Well and add to chocolate chips and i~cans. Turn into ered tube pan or flat pan. Bake at 350650 to 55 minutes sts done. Remove from tube pan & cool or let cool in flat COmpletely cool. margarine melted in sauce pan. 1 c~Jp Packed Brown stirring constantly until bubbly, add I/4 cup evade cook continuing stirring until mixture is smooth. Remove sifted Powdered Sugar until spreading consistency is will be ome more firm as it cools so resist adding too ar. 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