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Enjoy this modern dessert recipe.


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Sugar to sprinkle on batter
  • Directions

    Beat egg whites until stiff, adding about 1/4 cup of the sugar called for in the receipt. Set aside. Cream margarine; add salt and vanilla. Add remaining sugar gradually. Add unbeaten egg yolks and bait until the mixture is light and creamy. Sift 1¼ cups of flour and baking powder together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in beaten egg whites. Fold in fresh blueberries, which have been gently shaken in 1/4 cup flour so they won't settle. Turn into a greased 8-inch pan. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

    Serves 8

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