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Heinemann's Golden Lady Fruitcake

From: Karen  
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:50 PM
Subject: Seeking "Golden Lady Fruitcake". Image attached.

I used to adore a product from Heinemann's Bakery in northern Illinois called "Golden Lady Fruitcake ". 
I haven't found one in years. I e-mailed the company a few years ago to ask about it, but got a generic 
"We have holiday cakes" response. I know that the label had "Glace Melon" or was it "Melon Glace"? as an 
ingredient. I would be overjoyed to have a recipe and do the labor myself just to have another piece of 
that fruitcake. I can't find anything on the internet. Thanks for any help you can offer. 
Thank you,  

Hi Karen,

I can’t find anything at all about this except for old Heinemann’s newspaper ads similar to the one that you sent. It would be highly unlikely for the actual Heinemann's recipe to be available, and it appears that no one has created a copycat recipe.

I’ll post this for reader input.


Marsh Bakery Onion Rolls

From: Deborah 
Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: onion roll recipe

Looking for a onion roll recipe from Marsh bakery.   Thanks

Hi Deborah,

Sorry, no success. I’ve already got requests posted on my site for a couple of Marsh Bakery recipes, and I’ve never gotten a response of any kind from a reader.

I’ll post this for reader input.


Broiled Chicken ala Morrison

 From: Linda
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:51 AM
Subject: Broiled Chicken Ala Morrison

Hello Uncle Phaedrus,

Years ago my husband and I were frequent diners at our local Morrison’s. One of my favorite dinners was the Broiled Chicken. 

When the restaurant closed, I put an ad in our local paper asking for the recipe and a very nice lady sent me a page from her 
original Morrison Recipe Book.

I never mastered the recipe because some of  the ingredients are mixtures of their own making. Like the Paprika Flour.  

Recently I was organizing my recipe box and pitching recipes I never use and found this card. I would be happy to send you a  
scan of this card if you would like to have it.  

Maybe there is someone in your following who can share more details.

Best, Linda

Hi Linda,

My friend James sent me the “Broiled Chicken ala Morrison” recipe from his Morrison’s Kitchen Manual and the Brown Gravy recipe, as well as instructions for making the paprika flour. See below.


From: james 
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 6:13 AM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: Re: Fw: Broiled Chicken ala Morrison's
Here is the recipe from my Morrison's manual. Paprika flour was used in a lot of recipes and came prepackaged, but there is an actual 
recipe in the book in case you ran out. 1-10 ratio of paprika to flour. I don't know about the recipe you sent. The language and 
instructions don't fit the Morrison's style. And Morrison didn't use 1/2 broilers and certainly didn't serve a half chicken plus this 
recipe is only for 9 servings.  Morrison chicken -- even the fried chicken -- was 2 7/8 pound whole chickens.  Also the 500 degree oven 
is not something Morrison would do. Their ovens were used for multiple tasks in a high volume environment and most of their recipes are 
in the 350 - 375 range so you could put multiple items in the same ovens or pull one item and put another immediately behind it. And the 
holes at the top of the sheet appear to be a notebook. Morrison used a three-ring binder. If I were guessing -- and this is only a guess 
-- I would say this came from a recipe book of a small restaurant. and was their version of the original. Happy to help!  


Broiled Chicken Ala Morrison
Yield: 40 portions
10 chickens  - 2 7/8 lbs each
5 oz. chicken seasoning
ONE DAY IN ADVANCE: Cut chickens in quarters. Slit under side of wing at the joint and cut wing tip off. Season chicken evenly with 
chicken seasoning. Cover and refrigerate. 

Ala Morrison Gravy
Yield: 1 1/2 gallon

1 lb. margarine
1/2 lb  paprika flour (see note)
1 1/2 gallon chicken stock
1 orange rind, grated
4 oz. sherry wine
4 cloves garlic
1 rbs salt
1 tsp black pepper
Melt margarine in stock pot – add paprika flour and blend until smooth paste is formed. Do not brown. Add chicken stock and whip constantly 
until smooth. Add wine and grated orange rind. Add crushed garlic cloves. Simmer for 10 minutes.

2 lbs paprika flour 
1/2 lb oil
Place paprika flour in 200 size pan. Roll chicken thoroughly in flour and shake off excess. Place chicken meat side up in roasting pan – 
no more than 20 pieces per pan. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 pound oil per pan. Place chicken in preheated 375 degree oven -  
(325 degrees convection) - and cook 30 – 45 minutes until golden brown.
Add 1/2 gallon of ALA Morrison Gravy to chicken in roasting pan and baste until chicken is done. 
Garnish with parsley and small orange slices. 

When chicken base is used for stock, add 5 1/4 ounces base to 1 1/2 gallons of water. Omit salt. 
If paprika flour is unavailable mix one pound of paprika to 10 pounds flour. (1-10 ratio)
Note from James – There is no recipe for chicken seasoning. It was an off-the-shelf item. 
You can buy poultry seasoning at most grocery stores, but I don’t know if it is the same. 
The grated orange rind is actually orange zest. Be careful to grate only the orange part. 
Do not let grater bite into the white. It is bitter.

Good Morning Phaed,

What a lovely surprise this morning.  I’m inspired to try making this wonderful chicken again.

So nice of your friend to share his recipe and expertise!

One of my fondest memories growing up was being in the kitchen cooking with my Mother and her 
sisters and my Grandmothers who all loved to cook.  It was such a happy time.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Take Care, Linda

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