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Cherry Roly-Poly


  • 2 1/2 cups of sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • prepared cherries


Place flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Sift to mix. Now rub in shortening and mix to a dough with 3/4 cup of water.

Roll out one-quarter inch thick and fill with the prepared cherries. Roll as for jelly roll and then place in a well-greased and floured pan. Bake in a moderate oven for thirty-five minutes, basting every ten minutes with syrup.



  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water.

To Prepare the Cherries


  • 2 pounds of cherries
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch


Stone cherries and place in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and water. Cook slowly until the cherries are soft. Then add cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil and cook for five minutes. Cool and use. This mixture must be very thick.


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Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book (1920).

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