1 cup sugar.

1/2 cup butter.

1 cup raisins.

1 cup apple sauce.

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.

1/4 teaspoon cloves.

1 teaspoon nutmeg.

2 cups flour.

40 minims hydrochloric acid (C. P).

1 teaspoon soda.

Cream the butter and sugar together and add the hydrochloric acid. Sift the dry ingredients together and add alternately with the apple sauce to the dry ingredients. Stir in the raisins dredged with a little of the flour saved out for this purpose. Bake in gem pans in a moderate oven about fifteen minutes.

If baking powder is used omit the hydrochloric acid and one-half teaspoon of soda and substitute two teaspoons of baking powder. It will still be necessary to use one-half teaspoon of soda for neutralizing the acid in the apple sauce.