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Cornmeal Bread, Coffee Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Apple Cake.

Cornmeal Bread
1/3 cup  soft shortening
1 cup  flour
3 tablespoons  sugar
1 tablespoon  baking powder
1 cup  yellow cornmeal
1  egg
1 cup  milk

Preheat oven.  Sift the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together.  Cut in shorting until you feel no globs of shorting when you rub it between your fingers. Beat the egg and milk together and add it to the dry mixture.  Mix until just blended.  Pour it into well grease 8x8 pan.  Place a rack of a shallow faced pan face down in the Dutch oven and place the pan with the batter on top.  Cover oven and place over 12 coal and add 9 coals to the lid.  Bake for 25 minutes or until done.  A sliver of wood inserted in the center should come out clean.
 
Coffee Cake
shortening
7 teaspoons  sugar
2 teaspoons  cinnamon
2 cups plus 1 tablespoon  biscuit mix
2 tablespoons  butter of margarine
1  egg 
3/4 cup  milk

Preheat Dutch oven.  Put 2 tablespoons of shorting in a small pan and place near the heat to melt.  Grease cake pan with melted shorting. Mix 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of biscuit mix and 2 tablespoons of soft butter together lightly in a small bowl.  This is the topping.   In a medium bowl,  mix 2 cups biscuit mix and 3 tablespoons sugar.  Add egg, 3/4 cups of milk, and s tablespoons of melted shorting and mix thoroughly. Spread dough in greased cake pan.  Sprinkle topping on top of dough.  Place the cake pan on a rack in the preheated Dutch oven.  Cook for 25 to 30 minutes.  Check for doneness with a splinter.
 
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
16 ounce can  sliced pineapple 
1/2 cup  brown sugar
1/3 cup  butter
1 package  yellow cake mix
maraschino cherries (optional)
2  eggs

Preheat Dutch oven and spray with no stick.  Place 1/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in oven.  Heat to melt butter.  Place pineapple slices (save pineapple juice) in the butter and place halved cherries in each pineapple center with round side down, and sugar mixture.  (If the oven is too hot the sugar, butter and pineapple will burn). Mix yellow cake mix as directed on package using pineapple juice as part of your liquid.  Pour batter over pineapple.  Cover oven and place in over 12 coals.  Place 9 coals on the lid.  Bake, covered for 30 to 40 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then invert on foil covered cardboard.
 
Apple Cake
4  apples (varieties vary),  pared, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon  butter or margarine 
1/2 cup  brown sugar
1/3 cup  finely chopped nuts
1 package  spice cake mix

Prepare apples.  Line the bottom of the Dutch oven with aluminum foil.  Melt butter and pour on bottom of Dutch oven.  Spread brown sugar evenly over the bottom.  Arrange apple slices in rows.  Sprinkle with nuts and cherries. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.  Pour over apple slices.  Bake, uncovered for 40 to 50 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.