Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Lost Recipe Searches...

Onion Sauce recipe from the NK Café in Tampa, FL.

It (the onion sauce recipe) was published at one time in a local Tampa cook book but I have no idea which one. I have strained my brain looking for this recipe on the Internet and have run out of ideas of how to find it. I think it may be "lost in space!" Thanks so much for any help. Debra

(Editor’s Note: The NK Café was the The Natural Kitchen (NK Cafe), 3218 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida. Apparently it closed in July, 2008.)

Gypsy's Arm Cake

I am looking for a recipe for a cake I used to make around 1964-5 (the first years I was married for the first time). I think it was a recipe from House and Garden or House Beautiful magazine. It was a sponge cake, with a sherry syrup that had cinnamon in it, poured over it when it came out of the oven, as I best I can remember it. I thought it was called a "gypsy's arm" cake, or at least based on that cake, but all those are jelly roll concoctions, rolled up around a custardy sherry filling. That is not what I am looking for. Help please! Gail

Cooked Frosting

The recipe I was looking for came from a cook book with Blue Ribbon in the title and probably was published around 1968. The recipe had granulated sugar and egg whites cooked in a double boiler until stiff. The mixture was added to Crisco and powdered sugar, with vanilla added last. Jackie

Marshmellow with Chocolate Topping Frosting

I am looking for a frosting my grandmother used to make for her German chocolate cake. I remember her making her own marshmallow topping. After topping the cake with the marshmallow, she would put a very thin layer of chocolate on top. I think it was bittersweet or dark chocolate. She would keep the cake in the refrigerator to keep the marshmallow and chocolate cool. Karla

White Cake with Vinegar Sauce

Hello, My name is Katherine and I live in Michigan. I have grown up on a very simple cake with a vinegar sauce. The cake was a white cake with a hint of nutmeg, and the sauce that went over the cake was a thick clear sauce with vinegar. My Grandmother made this for me a lot! BUT..... when she passed, so did the recipe. I truly miss her, but wish she would have written down the recipe. I hope you can help! Would love to taste a piece of the past again. Thank you,Katherine

Sponge Cake with Coco Malt

My mother in law used to make a sponge type cake with coco malt and a malt icing. I know it was baked in a jelly roll pan and the thin layers were used to make a multi layered finished product. She always made it for Easter. I have been looking for this recipe forever. he originally used the coco malt product and then had to switch to a malt and coco combination when coco malt was no longer available. Any help would be appreciated, Mary Lou

Peanut Pone (Cornbread)

When I was in the 2nd grade my grandparents grew peanuts my grandmother received a recipe from the company PEANUT PONE it has been lost for about 35 years it is something like a cake/cornbread. It was a favorite on the farm can you find it? thank you. Monnie

Butterscotch Pudding Nut Horns

Have you ever seen a recipe for nut horns with a filling made of butterscotch pudding (not instant)? If so, can you send it to me? Thanks for your help. Denise

Apple Soda Bread
Hello! I'm wondering if anyone can help me. My very Irish husband keeps describing an apple recipe that his very Irish mother made many years ago. He describes it as an apple cake and just can't seem to get across to me exactly what it was like. Some of the family say it would have been something like a soda bread with sliced cooking apples in between two layers of the soda bread. My husband says that it wasn't as heavy as a soda bread, maybe something like a pastry with apples in between. It sounds lovely and I've tried it several times but it seems it was not 'like Ma used to make'. Does it strike any bells with anyone? Thank you for your help! Beth

Grape Hulls
I am searching for a source of preserved or frozen grape hulls to use in my grandmother’s grape hull pie recipe. Is there anyone out there who can help? Thanks, Rose

Pudding Meat
I am trying to find "pudding meat". My Mom found this a nice treat that reminded her of childhood days. A cousin would bring this to her and would buy it while visiting her brother in Pennsylvania. I have had no luck locating this in the grocery stores here in Michigan. Most folks do not even know what scrapple is so 'pudding meat' isn't going to be on their radar either. If it isn't possible to find a recipe then a company that makes this would also be very helpful. In truth, any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Cheryl
Lost recipes found:

Potato Candy Request:

“Potato Candy -- Back in the 1940's my mother made candy that I think was called potato candy. it would have a layer of potato or whatever the white was and a stripe of peanut butter. I would love to find the recipe. Thanks..Mary"

Answer from Liz: “I just read a blog post about this on, here's the link I hope that helps Mary, your site is amazing and I'm really enjoying all of the "new" vintage recipes. =) Liz”


Looking for a recipe for roz’ky. It is a pastry more than a cookie.Thank you, Margo
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