TWO HEIRLOOM RECIPES:
Bess Truman's Ozark Pudding and Mac & Cheese
Marcia Norwood, AMERICA'S STORYTELLER
|Harry S. Truman and Bess Wallace Truman|
Wedding Day: June 28, 1919
¾ cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Flour
1-1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2-Teaspoon Salt
½ Cup Chopped Apples
½ Cup Chopped Nuts
- BEAT egg well ADD sugar and BEAT until light and creamy.
- SIFT together flour, baking powder and salt, and ADD to egg mixture. BLEND WELL.
- STIR in apples and nuts and vanilla.
- POUR into greased and floured small casserole or pie tin.
- BAKE at 325 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes.
SERVE with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
|Bess Truman's Handwritten Recipe|
Bess Truman's Mac & Cheese
President Harry S. Truman
In 1948, Truman won reelection. His defeat had been widely expected and often predicted, but Truman's energy in undertaking his campaign and his willingness to confront issues won a plurality of the electorate for him. His famous "Whistlestop" campaign tour through the country has passed into political folklore, as has the photograph of the beaming Truman holding up the newspaper whose headline proclaimed, "Dewey Defeats Truman."
Truman left the presidency and retired to Independence, Missouri, in January 1953. For the nearly two decades of his life remaining to him, he delighted in being "Mr. Citizen," as he called himself in a book of memoirs. He spent his days reading, writing, lecturing and taking long brisk walks. He took particular satisfaction in founding and supporting his Library, which made his papers available to scholars, and which opened its doors to everyone who wished to have a glimpse of his remarkable life and career.
Harry S. Truman died on December 26, 1972. Bess Truman died on October 18, 1982. They are buried side by side in the Truman Library's courtyard.