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One whiff of the rich, mouthwatering butter smell in the Salcedo House kitchen can be disastrous for the diet conscious. Even the air seems fat tening, as the delictable smells of baking cookies, bread and turnovers permeate the area of north St. George Street: Responsible for this delicious smell and baked goods to match, are Mrs. Bessie Bargmon and her helper, Mrs. Lizzie Murray, who turn out cookies to sell to restoration visitors not by the dozen, but by the hundred.
In the summer, the two wornmen, working in a well-equipped kitchen attached to the Salcedo House, turn out 280 cookies at time, in a variety of short bre cookies rum, orange, vani almond, as well as lemon and cinnamon cookies, apple muffins, apple and sweeet potato turnovers and home baked bread. They display their accomplishments in the / t e building located to the the Salcedo house, w iki the Salcedo structure, isI a reconstruction project 'indertaken TURNOVERS FRESH FROM THE OVEf under t irei oThe St . Served By Mrs. Lizzie Murray Augustine Historical Restoration and Preserfation Commis-, Today, the two women use DE MORON Bake in ted 40 degree sion. -modern too turn oebut2
The bakery, now, is operated; out the 28 kind, jinnanow.hookies) oven by the Restoration Commission, per da on 4 cu s flour but when first opened about four four years ago, was undertaken by coo Robert Way, who is the cigar howl A es in teas 1pood I maker of the restoration area. half, cause business isn't teaspoon salt degrees. M cup uar The Restoration group began quite as brisk. Set oven at 37 ees. Mix operating the bakery a year ago In the summer, though, says all ingredients floured a 2 cups oo urit this past May, Bessie explains. Bessie, they may sell as many dough. Spr o ue teaspoon"
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