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Title: Billy in Bunbury
Author: Company, Royal Baking Powder
Language: English
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                           Transcriber’s Note

 1. Italics are represented by underscores surrounding the _italic
    text_.
 2. Some missing punctuation added.
 3. The book is illustrated in color throughout, depicting the town of
 Bunbury and its inhabitants, as well as select recipes.

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                               _Billy in
                                Bunbury_

                             [Illustration]

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                             [Illustration]

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                           _Billy in Bunbury_

                             [Illustration]


                      _Price Baking Powder Factory
                      1001 Independence Boulevard
                                Chicago_

   COPYRIGHT, 1925; BY ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.      PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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                             [Illustration]

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                             [Illustration]


    Bunbury is a tasteful town
      Beside a syrup sea,
    Where sponge cake fish and waffle whales
      Disport themselves in glee.

    Bunbury’s streets are good to eat
      Of that make no mistake,
    For Bunbury’s streets are made, you know,
      Of finest marble cake.

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                          COCOA RAISIN MUFFINS

                       (_see illustration below_)

    1¾ cups flour
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    5 tablespoons sugar
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
    4 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    ⅔ cup raisins
    ⅞ cup milk
    5 tablespoons melted shortening

Sift together flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Add
raisins, then milk slowly to make a smooth batter. Add shortening and
mix thoroughly. Put 1 tablespoon batter in each greased muffin tin and
bake in moderate oven (400°) for about 20 minutes.

Makes 16 muffins.


                            MUFFIN SURPRISES

    1 cup flour
    1 cup graham flour
    ¾ teaspoon salt
    4 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    1 cup milk
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons sugar or molasses
    4 tablespoons melted shortening

Mix together dry ingredients. Add milk, beaten egg, molasses, if used,
and shortening. Stir until smooth. Half fill each greased gem pan. Drop
in center a stoned date, a teaspoon currant jelly, candied cherry or
other fruit. Add teaspoon of batter and bake in moderate oven (375°)
about 25 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    Its fences are of pie crust
      And its houses built of buns,
    With frosted roofs and raisins
      On the most important ones.

    Bunbury has fine doughnut trees
      Beside a chocolate fountain,
    And just outside the town you’ll find
      A giant layer cake mountain.

    Its people are too cunning
      And too sweet for any use;
    There’s spry Pop Over, Johnny Cake
      And dainty Charlotte Russe.

    The moon’s a muffin, and the sun
      A hot cake warm and mellow.
    Its gentle rays make Bunbury folk
      A tempting brownish yellow!

    And when it snows, marshmallow
      Covers everything with icing—
    The houses, and the people, too,
      Look even more enticing.

    Bunbury’s folk oft gather round
      Ye Coffee Ring, and tell
    The news about young Johnny Cake—
      Who’s courting Patty Shell!

                             [Illustration]

    Bunbury’s vaults are filled with gems
      For Hun Bun, the bun boy king.
    He has gems to burn (but doesn’t)
      Burnt gems are not the thing.

    The reason why this little town
      So gay and sweet and nice is
    Because each cake and cooky there
      Was raised on Dr. Price’s!

    Now one day as the cooky clock
      In taffy tower tolled,
    Flap Jack, the King’s own messenger
      Into the castle rolled.

    “Your Bunship!” puffed the little Jack,
      “I bring surprising news!
    There is a little lad near here
      Too skinny for his shoes.

    “He will not eat his breakfast
      And he will not eat his lunch.
    He’s lost his taste for baseball
      And completely lost his punch!”

                             [Illustration]

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                               FLAP JACKS

                       (_see illustration below_)

    1¾ cups flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    2 eggs
    1½ cups milk
    1 tablespoon shortening

Sift dry ingredients together; add beaten eggs, milk and melted
shortening; mix well. Bake on hot, slightly greased griddle until
bubbles appear; turn over quickly and brown other side. Serve
immediately on hot plate with plenty of butter and syrup or butter and
cinnamon mixed with sugar.

Makes 24 flap jacks.


                          FLAP JACKS WITH RICE

    1 cup boiled rice
    1 cup milk
    1 tablespoon melted shortening
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    1 cup flour
    4 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder

Mix rice, milk, shortening, salt and well-beaten egg; stir in flour and
baking powder which have been sifted together; mix well, adding more
milk if necessary to make a soft batter. Bake on hot, slightly greased
griddle until bubbles appear; turn over quickly and brown other side.
Serve immediately on hot plate with plenty of butter and syrup or butter
and cinnamon mixed with sugar.

Makes 24 flap jacks.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    “What?” spluttered Hun Bun, pushing back
      His sparkling candy crown;
    “Ho! fetch my dog! Ho! fetch my cane!
      I’ll catch a train to town!”

    And when his cane and dog were fetched
      He hopped aboard the train,
    And in a way I scarce can guess
      And even less explain

    Arrived at little Billy’s house.
      He found the boy at tea.
    “Hello!” cried Hun Bun, “Howdy-do!”
      And likewise, “Howdy-de!”

    Then Hun Bun’s dog began to bark,
      You’ve heard of him, perhaps?
    He’s full of ginger and of spice
      His name is Ginger Snaps.

    “Why, who are you?” gasped Billy
      Nearly falling in his plate.
    “I’m Hun Bun!” smiled the little chap,
      “The Cooky Potentate.”

    “Go on and eat your supper, boy,
      ’Twill make you strong and fat,
    And fit to hit a punching bag
      Or swing a baseball bat!”

    “Not hungry” sighed the little lad
      And scowled upon his meat,
    And frowned into his glass of milk,
      “There’s nothing fit to eat.”

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                               DOUGHNUTS

These doughnuts are very wholesome and excellent for children. They do
not contain any shortening and should be fried very carefully in fat at
just the right temperature so that no grease will be absorbed. They can
be served plain or sprinkled with powdered sugar after they have
thoroughly drained and cooled.

    2 eggs
    ¾ cup milk
    2¾ cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    4 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    1 cup sugar
    ½ teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon

Save ⅓ cup of measured flour for board. Beat eggs until light; add milk,
then add this liquid to the dry ingredients which have been sifted well
together. Roll out ¼ inch thick on slightly floured board and fry in
deep fat (365°-375°). Drain well on unglazed paper. Sprinkle with
powdered sugar.

Makes 30 doughnuts.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    “Dear me” mused Hun Bun, while the pup
      Licked Billy on the ear,
    “A boy as thin as you could not
      Be President I fear.”

    And hopping on the table
      He began to walk around,
    He peered into each plate and dish,
      Then even Hun Bun frowned.

    And leaning on his pep’mint cane
      And looking really hurt,
    The bun boy King called dolefully,
      “Why, where is the dessert?”

    In rage he shook his candy cane,
      As will such angry kings;
    And roared, “It’s plain to see your fare
      Lacks most essential things.

    “No cakes, no cookies and no buns,
      No biscuits—not a tart!
    None of the things real fellows like,
      Why Bill, it breaks my heart!

    “It seems your mother does not know
      What youngsters like to eat,
    It surely is high time, I think,
      That she and I should meet!”

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                             [Illustration]

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                             SUGAR COOKIES

    ½ cup shortening
    1½ cups sugar
    ¼ cup milk
    2 eggs
    ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
    1 teaspoon vanilla or grated rind of 1 lemon
    3 to 4 cups flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2½ teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder

Cream shortening and sugar together; add milk to beaten eggs and beat
again; add slowly to creamed shortening and sugar; add flavoring; add 2
cups of measured flour sifted with salt, baking powder and nutmeg; add
enough more flour to roll easily. Roll out thin on floured board; cut
with any fancy-shaped cooky cutter; sprinkle with granulated sugar or
put a raisin or nut in the center of each. Bake about 10 minutes in
moderate oven (380°).

For Chocolate Cookies put aside portion of the dough before adding all
the flour and add 2 tablespoons cocoa to each cup of cooky dough.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    Soon, hearing all the rumpus
      Billy’s mother came to see
    To whom her son was talking
      And what all the noise could be.

    When Hun Bun spied her, he remarked
      In accents sharp and biting,
    “No wonder that your boy won’t eat,
      His food’s so uninviting.

    “Your son wants cookies, buns and cake,
      And other things that mothers make.”
    Bill’s mother, looking apprehensive,
      Remarked, “But cakes are so expensive.”

    “Not so!” quoth Hun Bun drawing forth
      A brightly colored book,
    “Use Dr. Price’s Baking Powder,
      Hereafter when you cook!”

    Then Hun Bun gaily doffed his crown
      And with a bow quite comical,
    He told her, “You will find it good
      And very economical.

    “But now we must depart and so
      We’ll bid you a good-night,
    For Bill and I are going to try
      To find his appetite.”

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                             [Illustration]

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                           BUTTERSCOTCH CURLS

                       (_see illustration below_)

    2 cups flour
    4 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    ⅔ teaspoon salt
    4 tablespoons shortening
    ⅔ cup milk
    Butter
    Brown sugar

Sift dry ingredients; add shortening, mixing it in with a fork (if
liquid shortening is used, add with milk). Add milk to make a fairly
soft dough. Knead slightly and roll out ¼ inch thick. Spread well with
creamed butter and brown sugar. Roll up as for jelly roll; cut in 1-inch
pieces. Stand these on end in well-buttered gem pans or in small greased
muffin rings and bake in a hot oven (425°) about 15 minutes. Makes 12
rolls or 22 if baked in small rings.


                             PEANUT COOKIES

    1 cup flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    2 tablespoons shortening
    1 cup chopped peanuts
    ½ cup sugar
    ¼ cup milk
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon lemon juice

Sift dry ingredients together. Add melted shortening to beaten egg. Add
milk and lemon juice, and mix well with the dry ingredients to make soft
dough. Add peanuts; mix well and drop with teaspoon on greased pan. Bake
in moderate oven (400°) about 20 minutes. This recipe makes about four
dozen small cookies and requires 1 quart of peanuts.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    And while the puzzled lady
      Grasped the cook book in surprise,
    The Pup and Bill and Hun Bun
      Disappeared before her eyes.

    Next instant they were on a train
      And hieing in a hurry
    Across a golden cornbread plain
      To little Hun’s Bunbury.

    The engine on its lic’rice rails
      Cream puffed along so fast
    The pep’mint poles and chocolate cows
      Went simply whizzing past!

    And when they reached the station
      All the tasty cakes and tarts
    Were out to welcome Billy,
      Bless their little sugar hearts.

    The Royal Bun Band headed
      By a pound cake drummer man,
    Came tooting down the central street
      And after it there ran

    A flock of Scotch and Dutch cakes,
      Twenty cookies and a roll,
    While all the orange icing bells
      Began to peal and toll.

                             [Illustration]

    Soon our Billy was no bigger
      Than a Cooky Man himself;
    For Hun’s magician, Devils Food,
      Had changed him to an elf.

    “We’re going to the circus first,”
      Said Hun Bun in his ear,
    “Where you can see the animals
      And all the freaks, so queer.”

    The little cracker animals
      Cavorted ’round the tent,
    Till the air was full of cracker dust
      And cheers and merriment.

    How Billy laughed, while Ginger barked
      And Hun Bun clapped with glee;
    “Come on now,” cried the mighty king
      “There’s other folk to see.

    “Here’s Captain Jelly Roll who drills
      Our biscuit P’licemen brave,
    But we don’t really need them
      For good cakes like us behave.”

    The more of Bunbury’s sights he saw,
      The hungrier he grew,
    And yet, to eat up Hun Bun’s friends
      Would never, never do.

                             [Illustration]

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                             BISCUIT TARTS

    2 cups flour
    3 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons shortening
    ⅓ cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; add well-beaten egg
and melted shortening to milk and add to dry ingredients to make soft
dough. Roll out on floured board, ⅛ inch thick. Cut out with medium-size
biscuit cutter which has been dipped in flour. Then taking a smaller
cutter, cut ½ of these rounds again. Brush the large rounds lightly with
melted butter. Then take the outer rings and lay on top of the large
buttered rounds. Put on greased baking tin. Put a teaspoon of jam in
each tart and bake in hot oven (475°) for about 10 minutes. The small
centers can be brushed with butter and baked in the same manner and
served as little tea biscuits.

Makes 10 tarts with 10 tiny biscuits.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    While no one looked he slyly took
      A piece of pie crust fence,
    And next he ate a pretzel gate—
      It tasted just immense!

    They stopped to watch a cake walk
      In the little frosted square
    Where all the best and richest cakes
      Were stepping it for fair.

    The Scotch scones danced the Highland fling,
      The Dutch cakes danced the clog,
    And Hun Bun led the bun ballet
      Assisted by his dog.

    Young Billy felt so gay himself
      He danced with Sally Lunn,
    He never knew a cake walk
      Was such a lot of fun.

    But with every passing minute
      Bill grew hungrier until
    Bunbury’s king was worried!
      “I’m afraid that little Bill

    Will bring this cake walk to an end
      And start a canni-ball,
    He’ll eat my favorite subjects up
      Which wouldn’t do at all.”

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                              PARTY CAKES

    ½ cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    ⅔ cup milk
    2 cups flour
    ½ teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter, add sugar slowly; add beaten eggs. Sift flour, salt and
baking powder together; add a little at a time alternately with the milk
to the first mixture; beat thoroughly; add flavoring and bake in greased
small gem pans in a hot oven (425°) about 20 minutes. Cover with plain
white frosting.

Makes 18 cakes.

For chocolate cakes, add ½ cup cocoa, mixed with ½ cup cold water to the
above recipe.

Makes 24 cakes.

Cover with the following meringue:


                             JELLY MERINGUE

    White of 1 egg
    ½ cup currant or other jelly

Put egg white and jelly together into bowl and beat with egg beater or
wire whip until stiff. Spread on tops of cakes.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    He murmured to a tea bun,
      “Though I certainly rejoice
    To see he’s found his appetite,
      Just order my Rolls Royce.”

    Soon up it rolled, a chocolate drop
      Was at the cooky wheel.
    “Jump in,” cried Hun Bun, “It is time
      For us to leave, I feel.

    “Now you may eat the extra tire,”
      (It was a doughnut brown)
    “Oh, thank you, Hun,” cried Billy,
      As they sped from Bunbury town.

    They reached home very quickly
      By the magic route they took,
    And there they found Bill’s mother
      Absorbed in Hun Bun’s book.

    “Here’s Billy,” shouted Hun Bun,
      “With an appetite so hearty
    He gobbled up a fence and gate
      And nearly ate the party!”

    “The things I saw all looked so good
      I longed to eat my fill,
    Oh, mother, how I wish that you
      Could make me some,” cried Bill.

    “I never could,” she started,
      But this speech was not allowed her,
    For Hun Bun cried, “You can if you
      Use Price’s Baking Powder!”

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                             [Illustration]

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                             BIRTHDAY CAKE

    1 cup butter
    1½ cups sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon lemon extract
    5 eggs
    ⅓ cup milk
    2½ cups pastry flour
    2 teaspoons Dr. Price’s Baking Powder

Cream butter thoroughly; beat in sugar, a little at a time. Add
flavoring and yolks of eggs beaten until pale yellow. Add milk, beating
in a little at a time. Beat egg whites until light. Sift flour with
baking powder three times. Add alternately small portions of egg whites
and flour and stir mixture until light and fluffy. Bake in greased loaf
pan in moderate oven (350°) about one hour. Cover with following
ornamental frosting:

    1½ cups granulated sugar
    ½ cup water
    2 egg whites
    ⅛ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon flavoring extract, half lemon, half vanilla

Boil sugar and water, without stirring until syrup spins a thread
(238°); add slowly to beaten egg whites; add salt and flavoring; beat
until smooth and stiff enough to spread. Put over boiling water,
stirring continually until icing grates slightly on bowl. Spread on top
and sides of cake.

                      _All measurements are level_

                             [Illustration]

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    So saying, Hun gave her a can
      Of bright and sunny yellow.
    “With this you easily can make
      Good things for this young fellow.

    “And Madam, ’stead of coaxing
      Boys and girls to eat, ’tis wiser
    To add a cake or cooky
      As a little appetizer!”

    From the day that he met Hun Bun
      Little Bill began to gain.
    His appetite’s tremendous
      And the reason’s very plain.

    His mother makes him good things
      Of which he eats his fill,
    For everything she puts in them
      Is good for little Bill.

    Dr. Price’s Baking Powder
      And King Hun Bun’s wondrous book
    Have made of Billy’s mother
      An exceedingly good cook.

    He eats his lunch and breakfast
      Each meal he finds a treat.
    The other fellows watch their step
      When Bill comes down the street.

    Cakes like he met in Bunbury
      His mother makes him now
    And if YOU want some too, this book
      Will tell YOUR MOTHER how!

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                             [Illustration]

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