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Paw Paw Memories And Recipe

This article first appeared in issue 38, and was written by Jean Cravens.

John Cox's 'Dining Out' article in the last issue on the subject of Paw Paws must have stirred this writer to share her favorite memories on the subject, along with a recipe. Jean writes:

I remember when Daddy ate Paw-Paws, and as he ate them, he spit the seeds into the little hill between our 705 Jamestown Street home and cousin Ralph Willis's estate next door in Columbia. In this way, Dad soon had his own Paw Paw grove!

Paw Paw Bread

Ingredients: 2 c sifted flour, half teaspoon salt, teaspoon soda, half cup butter, cup sugar, two eggs, teaspoon vanilla, cup peeled, seeded and mashed Paw Paws and half cup pecans or walnuts.

Sift flour, salt and soda together; set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in Paw Paws. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts (nuts coated with flour). Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 for 50 to 60 minutes. Makes one large or two medium loaves.

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