From "Come to Our Table" by Saginaw County Medical Society Alliance (1999)
Holiday Hearth Loaves
1/3 cup butter or margarine 2 tsp lemon peel, grated 2 eggs 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 ½ cups apple, cored, peeled, shredded 1 cup raisins, chopped 2/3 cup sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp milk 2 cups flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ cup nuts, chopped
Cream together butter, sugar, lemon peel, and cinnamon. Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and lemon juice. Add to creamed mixture. Stir together dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture, stirring until moistened. Fold in apples, nuts, and raisins. Spoon batter into 3 greased miniature loaf pans (about 3x6 inches). Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 3 small loaves, or may be baked in 5x9 inch loaf pan, increase baking time to about 1 hour.
The Saginaw County Medical Society Alliance began in 1927 with Charlotte Toshach serving as its first chairman. It quickly became a source of support for the medical profession and its families. It served, even in its earliest years, as a volunteer organization that promoted causes and projects relating to health care.
Through the years the Alliance has changed, diversified, and improved as society has demanded and needed. The projects of the organization have continued to support health education and community health care. In 1950, we began the Charlotte Toshach Memorial Scholarship Fund whose purpose was to help young people who needed financial assistance in pursuing a career in the health care field. Over the years, many students have been helped by the scholarships. We have been involved in outreach programs working with various charities, and holding fundraisers to raise money to help these organizations. The Alliance is also dedicated to welcoming and assisting new medical families to Saginaw, offering our help and friendship and whatever resources are needed to help our new physicians and their families become integrated into the community.