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       Title: Bread In Jars: Chocolate Applesauce
  Categories: Gift
       Yield: 8 servings
       1 c  Margarine; softened               
   3 c  Unbleached flour
       3 c  Granulated sugar                  
 3/4 c  Cocoa powder; sifted
       4    Eggs; whipped                     
   1 ts Baking soda
       1 tb Vanilla                           
 1/2 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Almond extract          
           1/8 ts Salt
       2 c  Applesauce; at room 
   Recipe by: 365 Ways To Prepare 
 For Christmas Preparation Time: 
 0:20 Preheat
   oven at 325.  Place a baking 
 sheet onto middle rack and 
 remove top rack
   from oven.  Before 
 starting batter, wash 8 (1 
 pint) wide mouth canning 
   with lids in hot soapy water and let 
 drain, dry, and cool to room
   temperature.  Generously prepare jars 
 with margarine.  In a mixing bowl,
   combine margarine, sugar, eggs, vanilla, 
 almond extract, and applesauce. In
   another mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa 
 powder, baking powder, baking
   soda, and salt.  Mix wet ingredients with 
 dry ingredients just until
   moistened.  Spoon 1 level cupful of 
 batter into each jar.  Carefully wipe
   rims clean, then place jars on baking 
 sheet (or they'll tip over) in the
   center of oven.  Bake 40 minutes.  Keep 
 lids in hot water until they're
   used.  When cakes are done, remove jars 
 which are HOT from oven one at a
   time.  If rims need cleaning, use 
 moistened paper towel.  Carefully put
   lids and rings in place, then screw tops 
 on tightly shut.  Place jars on a
   wire rack; they will seal as they cool.
   Once jars are cool, decorate with round 
 pieces of cloth and then glue on
   flowers, ribbons, etc. on lid, ring and 
 side of jar.  Unscrew the ring (the
   lid should be sealed by now) and place a 
 few cotton balls on top of the lid
   (makes it poofy on top), then a piece of 
 cloth (about 3 larger than the
   lid) on top and screw the ring back on.  
 Decorate as desired (example
   pinking shears).