Friday, February 03, 2012

More Lost and Found Recipes...

Here are some recent requests...

Butter Roll Search
My Granny made a recipe once that was also called Butter Roll. It came out looking sort of like a peach cobbler without the peaches, no custard with with cinnamon, and a sugar syrup. Please let me know if you are familiar with a recipe like this. Thanks!!  Brian

Peanut Butter Cozies Search
My sisters and I remember an article from Good Housekeeping or Woman's Day about feeding your family for, say$5 a week. There were recipes of things made of lard and flour and one, called peanut butter cozies, struck our fancy. This was in the 1950s. Anyone know anything about it? thanks. Ellen

Four Meal Chicken Dish
I don't know where to make a request, so I'm doing it here! My mom has been searching for a recipe for YEARS now, and I thought I'd enlist your help in finding it. My mom used to have a recipe for a four meal chicken dish. The idea was that you could make four meals with one chicken? She got it from either Family Circle magazine or Women's Circle magazine. Apparently, it's an amazingly delicous recipe, and we haven't been able to find it anywhere! It was aired in one of those magazines arround 1997 or 1998.  Thank you! Ayla

Red Gravy
Everyone in my family who knew how my Louisiana grandmother cooked pork roast. It was always very tender. The unique aspect of the roast was that it had what we all called “red gravy.” The gravy had a translucent look. My grandmother said she used brown sugar in the recipe. She lived way out in the country, so she would never have had access to “sweet and sour” sauce or soy sauce. I don’t know where to begin. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I would appreciate any input from your site. Sandra

Bread Baked in Cans Recpie
I am looking for a recipe that you put the mixture in clean and dried vegetable cans and cook them that way. My great grandmother I think cooked her cans of bread in a cake pan filled with water. Can anyone help me find this recipe or one almost like it. My grand parents were from Kansas - Tennessee, that part of the states and everything was made from scratch. That is what I'm teaching my son. Please help me. Thank you Oleta from calif.

Ralston Cereal Cinnamon Rolls
In the early 60's I picked up a Ralston Cereal brochure in the Home Ec department of the college I was attending which had a recipe for Cinnamon Rolls made with the Ralston Cereal. I remember the raisins were added in the yeast dough and a mixture of brown sugar and maple syrup was placed in the bottoms of two round baking dishes and topped with pecan pieces. A mixture of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon was spread on the rolled out dough before rolling it up to cut into rolls. The recipe made 18 rolls. I would love to have this recipe again. Thank you so much, Bonny

Rose Hip Jelly and Persimmon Jelly
I am looking for two old fashioned recipes one being rose hip jelly and persimmon jelly. I found a lot of persimmon jam recipes but I want the jelly recipe. Please respond thanks! Elaine

Hot Oil Chocolate Cake
I’m looking for a “hot oil chocolate cake” recipe.  It was a chocolate layer cake (I assume with hot oil) with a cocoa-fudgy icing.  Tina

Sesame Chicken
Hi, hope you can help in locating a sesame chicken recipe that was listed in either the Women's Day or Family Cirlce magazine many years ago. It was a spotlight on tv stars and their favorite recipes. Her recipe included using beer in the batter. It was such a great recipe but unable to locate it. Thanks in advance for your attempt to help me. Valerie

Ritz Cracker Treats
We ate the spread between Ritz crackers. I recall it looking more brown than white, so I believe there was peanut butter in it. So from this gals memory I don't think the marshmallow creme over powered the spread.. and I don't think it was refrigerated as I recall my relatives having it in a container.. but it was kept in a cool pantry.

Chocolate Cake Recipe
I’m looking for the Chocolate Cake recipe that was on the back of the Baking Powder OR Baking Soda box years ago. Thanks for any help you might be able to offer, Gina

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And some answers:

Pudding Meat AnswerA lady was looking for pudding meat. I believe what they are referring to is "liver pudding". It is of German origin and can still be found in parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia & SC. It can be made either as a "loaf" or in casings just like sausage. An uncle buys his from Virginia - their liver pudding has no rice; the liver pudding I get from SC has rice in it. Not sure that it would be carried in a supermarket but a meat market may know about it. Cheryl

Pineapple Cake Recipe Found
Hello! Nice site and blog! I think I may have a recipe that someone named Bernice was looking for on your recipe detective blog. She called it “pineapple cake” with cream cheese frosting. I call mine “best cake.” Here it is:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped nuts
1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
Combine all ingredients and mix by hand. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool and frost with this:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup soft margarine (I use butter)
1 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Mix well and spread on cake. Sprinkle with additional chopped nuts.  Hope this helps Bernice! Thanks for a great site! Sincerely, Melanie
Some comments...
Holly, Thank you, thank you for the hot milk cake recipe. I had one like it of my Mom's. When she passed away many recipes on small cards disappeared. That was one of them. I remember her making cupcakes, birthday cakes, Washington Pie and Strawberry Shortcake, all out of this same recipe. Talk about versatile...I can't wait to try more of your recipes. Reminds me of my childhood. Cecilia