1 cup chopped dried apples, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups boiling water
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 cups self-rising flour
Put the apples and baking soda in a bowl. Pour the boiling water over them, stir and cover. Let cool, about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in the butter, sugar and egg; mix well. Stir in the milk and then the flour; mix well. The dough should be soft and moist like biscuit dough; if it isn't, add a little more milk. Put in a 8 x 8-inch pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
Reprinted from Mama Dip's Kitchen, by Mildred Council, with the permission of UNC Press.