*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            GERMAN SHENSEL CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            All purpose flour
    1       t            Baking powder
      1/4   ts           Salt
      2/3   c            Sugar
      3/4   c            Butter
                         Grated rind of 1 lemon
    1                    Egg
      1/4   ts           Almond extract
    3 1/2   c            Peeled apples, cut in thin
   There are many versions of this one.  The following
   has been a favorite for years.  To be truly German, it
   should be served warm with whipped cream on top.
   Shensel topping (recipe follows) whipped cream
   Combine the first 4 ingredients.  Cut in the butter
   until quite fine,then add lemon rind.  Beat egg
   lightly in a cup and add enough milk to make 1/2 cup
   liquid.  Add almond extract and pour over dry
   ingredients,tossing with a fork until a ball of soft
   dough is formed.  If necessary,add a few drops of
   milk. Place dough in bottom of an unbuttered 9x13x2
   inch baking pan. Flour fingers and pat dough evenly to
   cover bottom and halfway up sides of pan.  Refrigerate
   while preparing apples.  Arrange apples over dough in
   even, slightly overlapping rows.  Cover with the
   Shensel topping and bake in a 375 F oven for 30-40
   minutes;  Cut into squares and top with whipped cream.
   Serves 10-12.
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