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Swedish Almond Toast

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
3 slightly beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2-1/4 cups flour, sifted before measure

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugar. Add 3 eggs. Combine cinnamon, baking powder, cardamom seeds, almonds and flour. Combine dry mixture with butter, eggs and sugar. Mix well. It will be very sticky. Spoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon into 2, 12-inch lengths about 1-1/2 to 2 inches wide. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices before it cools too much. Lay slices on baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. It may take a little longer to get them crisp and will continue to dry somewhat after removing from oven.

Doris Oberg
Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
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1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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