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Chocolate Walnut Roll

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jennie" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2003 6:46 AM
Subject: Chocolate Walnut Roll

> Dear Uncle, HELP. I have been searching for a lost recipe that my mom used
> to make. It consisted of a chocolate walnut filling rolled in a dough,
> baked, the sliced into cookie wheels. My daughter is craving this treat,
> but we cannot seem to find the correct dough mixture. Thankyou so much for
> your time, and your website is a bakers dream.  Regards, Jennie

Hi Jennie,

The first recipe below is the only thing I can find of that sort.


Chocolate Walnut Pastry Roll

1/2 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet) (can find these with the frozen stuff)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp water
4 squares Semi Sweet Chocolate
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Thaw Pastry at room temp 30 min. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix egg
and water in small bowl.

Microwave chocolate, milk and butter in large bowl on HIGH 1 1/2
to 2 min or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway thru
heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll into 16" x
12" rectangle. Spread chocolate mixture on pastry within 1 1/2" of
edges. Sprinkle walnuts over chocolate. Starting at short side,
roll up jelly roll style. Place seam side down on ungreased cookie
sheet. Tuck ends under to seat. Brush with egg mixture.

Bake 35 min or until golden. Cool 30 min on cookie sheet or wire
rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Slice and serve
warm. Serves 8.
Chocolate Walnut Tart

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
4 eggs
1-1/4 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-3/4 cups coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Fudge ice cream topping (optional)

For the crust: Place steel blade in food processor bowl. Add the 2-1/4 cups
flour, the 3/4 cup butter and salt. Cover, process with on/off turns till
most of mixture resembles cornmeal, but with a few larger pieces. With
processor running, quickly add 6 tablespoons water through the feed tube.
Stop processor when all the water is added and scrape down sides of
processor bowl. Process with 2 on/off turns (mixture may not be all
moistened and will resemble coarse crumbs). Remove the dough from the food
processor bowl; shape into a ball, kneading with hands as necessary. (Or in
a medium bowl, combine water and salt; cut in 3/4 cup butter using pastry
blender. Make a well in center; add 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water; 1
tablespoon at a time. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten after each
addition. Shape dough into a ball.)

Use your hands to flatten the dough into a disk. Cover the disk with plastic
wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or till the dough is easy to handle.

Unwrap dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough from center to
edges to form a 15-inch circle. Fold the pastry into quarters and transfer
the pastry to a 10-inch round springform cake pan. Unfold the pastry into
the pan, being careful not to stretch pastry. Gently, press pastry 2 inches
up the sides of the springform pan or trim the edges flush with the top of
the cake pan.

Generously prick bottom and sides of pastry in pan with a fork. Line pastry
with a double thickness of regular foil or one layer of heavy-duty foil.
Bake in a 450 oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 4 to 5 minutes more or
till set and dry. Set aside. Reduce oven to 350.

For filling: In large mixing bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high 5
minutes or till thick. Gradually add sugar; mix well till light and fluffy.
Add the 3 tablespoons melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Add the 3/4 cup
flour; mix till just combined, scraping sides of bowl. Stir in nuts and
chocolate pieces.

Pour the filling into the partially baked pastry shell. Bake in a 350 oven
for 45 minutes till golden brown. Cool 1-1/2 hours on a wire rack. Remove
sides of springform pan, then invert onto the cake plate. Serve with ice
cream and fudge sauce, if you like. Top of cake will crack when cut.

Serves 12 to 16.
Chocolate  Walnut  Pie

 Ingredients :
 3 eggs
 3/4 c. sugar
 1/2 c. light corn syrup
 1/2 c. butter, softened
 1/4 c. cornstarch
 1 c. chopped walnuts
 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
 1 unbaked pie shell, chilled

 Preparation :
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  At low speed, beat eggs, sugar, corn
 syrup, butter and cornstarch until well blended.  Stir in walnuts
 and chocolate chips.  Pour into pie shell.  Bake 50 minutes or until
 puffy and set around edges (not more than 65 minutes).  Store in
 refrigerator.  Serve at room temperature.

Maraschino Cherry Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kirby" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 4:17 PM
Subject: Cherry cake recie

> I'm trying to locate an old ( about 30 years old)
> Betty Crocker recipe for cherry cake. It was a white
> cake and the recipe used marachino cherries. Thanks
> very much beforehand for your help.

Hello Kirby,

The first recipe below is the only Betty Crocker maraschino cherry cake recipe that I can find. The other two might be B.C., but they don't say so.


Maraschino Cake

Recipe By : Betty Crocker
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cakes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening -- softened
1 cup milk
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
16 maraschino cherries -- cut into eighths
1/2 cup nuts -- chopped
4 egg whites -- unbeaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cake pans. Sift together flour,
sugar, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk
and flavoring. Beat 2 minutes. Add another 1/3 cup milk and unbeaten egg
whites. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour cake batter into prepared cake pan(s).
Makes 2) 8 or 9-inch cakes or 1) 9 x 13-inch cake.

Frost with your favorite white frosting using cherry juice for liquid
called for in recipe. Decorate with stems on maraschino cherries.
Maraschino Cherry Cake:

- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
- 16 maraschino cherries, cut in eights
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3-4 drops almond extract
- 4 unbeaten egg whites
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place shortening in mixing bowl. Sift in dry ingredients. Add cherry
juice, cherries, milk, and almond extract; mix till all flour is
moistened. Beat vigorously 2 minutes. Add egg whites; beat 2 minutes
longer. Fold in nuts. Bake in 2 greased and lightly floured 8x1 1/2
inch round pans in moderate oven 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or
till cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool.
Fill and frost with fluffy white frosting prepared from any mix, or
Maraschino Cherry Cake

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1-1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening, soft
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
4 egg whites
16 maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

2 egg whites
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cream of tartar



1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour
baking pan, 13x9x2-inch, or 2 round layer
pans 8- or 9-inch.
2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
into large mixing bowl. Add shortening,
cherry juice and 1/2 cup milk. Blend 1/2
minute on low speed to moisten.
3. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. Add
remaining milk and the egg whites; beat 2
minutes on high speed. Fold in cherries and

MGR Cheesecake Cookies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Cathy
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 7:08 PM
Subject: a request from Cathy 

> I have the My Great Recipe collection.  My favorite recipe card was
> damaged in construction.  It was for "Cheesecake Cookies." These cookies 
> started as balls and were rolled in graham cracker crumbs. Then a thumbprint 
> and a cream cheese based "custard" dropped in the indentation.
> I would love to find this recipe and hope you can help.  If not, is the
> company still in existence?
> Thank you,
> Cathy 

Hello Cathy,

See below.


Cheesecake Cookies

Recipe By :My Great Recipes [1998]
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies & Candy

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 cup butter
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup fine graham cracker crumbs
For the cheese filing:
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon half and half

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add egg, lemon rind and
lemon juice. Mix well.

Combine flour and baking powder. Add to first mixture and blend well.
Cover. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs. Arrange on
ungreased baking sheets.

With finger make an indentation in center of each cookie. Fill with level
1/2-teaspoons of filling.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Cheese Filling: Beat together all ingredients until smooth.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Per serving: 4465 Calories (kcal); 277g Total Fat; (55% calories from fat);
57g Protein; 450g Carbohydrate; 1151mg Cholesterol; 3108mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 14 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 53
Fat; 15 Other Carbohydrates

Mars Bar Cheesecake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stacey" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:38 PM
Subject: mars bar cheese cake

> hi im Stacey and i was born in Australia (where we eat mars bar cheese
>cake) and i've been buzy planning a party  and have just realised that i
>never got a recipe! I was wondering if u could help...?

Hi Stacy,

See below.


Mars Bar Cheesecake

A cheesecake made with Mars Bars (Milky Ways in U.S.)

1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 envelope of unflavored gelatine (this is an American recipe ..I assume
they mean a sachet of approx 1 tablespoon)
1 cup milk
120g(9oz) Mars Bars (Milky Ways in US), sliced
1 lb (500g) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup heavy or thickened cream

Combine chocolate crumbs and butter and press into bottom and 2 inches up
the side of an 8 inch springform pan. Chill. Sprinkle gelatine over milk in a
medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatine is dissolved.Add Mars
Bars and continue to stir over low heat until mixture is smooth, cool
slightly. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Beat
in Mars Bars mixture and vanilla. Add cream and beat at high speed for 4
minutes.Pour mixture into prepared crust. Chill until firm, about 4 hours.
If desired garnish with additional whipped cream and sliced Mars Bars.May
also be served with strawberry sauce: Puree 2 cups strawberries in a blender
with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Poor Man's Fruit Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Candy" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:59 PM
Subject: RE; Poor Man's Fruit cake

My mother in law called it Depression cake.   It was made with few
ingredients when things were scarce.
She added maraschino cherries to it and I loved the cherries the best of
all.  She also put a light glaze on it that made it not quite so dry.....

Thanks  love your site

Hi Candy,

See below.


 Poor  Man's  Cake  Or  The  Depression  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 c. water
 1 c. sugar
 1 c. raisins
 1 tsp. ground cloves
 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
 1/4 c. shortening (I use liquid) (the old recipe called for lard)
 2 c. flour
 1 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. soda
 Powdered sugar

 Preparation :
    Notice no eggs or milk.  Bring the first 7 ingredients to a boil.
  Simmer for 5 minutes; let cool to touch.  Add flour, salt and soda.
  Bake in 350 degree oven - cake for 30 minutes; cupcakes for 25
 minutes; cookies about 12-15 minutes.  These ingredients will make
 one 8 inch square or round or loaf cake, 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes or 36
 drops cookies (depending on size).  Dust with powdered sugar. The
 small of the ingredients boiling will fill the house.
 Depression  Or  Poor  Man's  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 lb. raisins
 2 c. water
 1 tbsp. baking soda
 1/2 c. lard (Crisco)
 1 c. cold water
 2 c. sugar
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. cloves
 1 tsp. nutmeg
 1 tsp. salt
 4 c. flour

 Preparation :
    Stew the raisins in 2 cups water for 15 minutes, add baking soda.
  Cream together the lard and sugar.  Sift the spices with the flour
 and add to sugar mixture.  Reserve liquid from raisins.  Add water
 alternately with flour and spices to creamed sugar.  Fold in
 raisins.  Bake 45 minutes in 375 degree oven in an oblong pan.
 Poor  Man's  Cake  Or  Depression  Cake

 Ingredients :
 1 c. raisins
 1 c. sugar
 1/3 c. shortening
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. cloves
 1 tsp. nutmeg
 1 c. water
 2 c. flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. baking soda
 1 c. chopped nuts, optional

 Preparation :
    Mix raisins, sugar, shortening, salt, spices and water together
 in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes, then let set until cool.  Add
 remaining ingredients beat until well mixed.  Spread batter in
 greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees about 40
 minutes, or until done.


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