Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:43 AM
To: Uncle Phaedrus
This time I'm looking for a recipe for Puerto Rican Mofongo that has been changed
to a more healthy way of cooking. All I can find are fried. Not sautéed, which
would be o.k., but not deep-fried.
Can you help, please?
I found several recipes. Some are sautéed in a little oil, and two are boiled instead of fried or sautéed:
Just a Pinch
The Latin Kitchen
Subject: (Unusual) Cheese & Banana Nut Salad with Dressing
Date: Sunday, December 24, 2017 2:18 PM
Good morning, Phaedrus:
Your website is fantastic! I just found it last night while searching for some recipes.
I thought I had lost a recipe for an unusual salad my mother made when I was a child but,
thankfully, I found it tucked inside an old recipe book. Since I couldn't find it on your
site, I thought I would share it. It would be interesting to know if anyone has heard of
it. I couldn't find it on the internet and I spent quite a while looking.
Cheese & Banana Nut Salad with Dressing
In a large salad bowl, gently toss the following:
6 large chopped bananas - not too ripe
1 can diced pineapple - reserve juice
1 lb grated cheddar or Colby cheese
3/4 lb chopped pecans
Cook the following on medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly to avoid scorching:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1 stick butter (not margarine)
2 beaten eggs
Cool and thin with reserved pineapple juice and serve over chilled salad. I recommend
pouring over individual servings rather than the whole salad. A little lemon juice on
the bananas will help keep them from browning.
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:47 AM
Subject: Maggiano's Chocolate Cherry Zuccotto Cake
I LOVE Maggiano’s Chocolate Cake and I do make it often at home, but this Christmas Season my husband
took me there as a surprise for our 10yr Anniversary and we shared a this most devious piece of Chocolate
Cherry Zuccotto Cake …. OMG!!! Talk about Heavenly!!! I think the chocolate cake recipe is the same, but
this was filled w/ this kind of whipped cherry ricotta mousse?? and had this luscious cherry chocolate
ganache then topped w/ these cherries soaked in ??? … I have to have this recipe, if you could find it
I would be SO grateful ??
Well, first let’s be sure about what we are looking for. I cannot find any mention at all of a
“Maggiano's Chocolate Cherry Zuccotto Cake”, not on their menu at: Maggiano's Menu,
and not mentioned elsewhere on the web.
They do have a “Chocolate Cherry Cake” (Not "zuccotto".) listed as a “December Chef’s Feature.” This cake is
described as a chocolate layer cake with “Black Cherries, Raspberry Mascarpone Mousse, Dark Chocolate Fudge Icing.”
There is a photo of it at: Maggiano's Chef's Features .
The description of Maggiano’s “Chocolate Zuccotto Cake” describes this cake as being “Layered with Sambuca Mousse.”
See the dessert menu here: Maggiano's Dessert Menu.
“Sambuca” is an anise flavored liqueur.
I cannot find any mention of them having a “Chocolate Cherry Zuccotto Cake” with cherries and a
“whipped cherry ricotta mousse” as you describe.
I have a copycat recipe for their Chocolate Zuccotto Cake here: 10-23-2015.
It is a copycat and does not have the sambuca liqueur in the mousse.
I cannot find a recipe or a copycat recipe for their “Chocolate Cherry Cake.” It is a special dessert newly
added to their menu for the month of December, so it is probably too new for anyone to have created a copycat
I’ll post this for reader input.