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A Particular Muffin Recipe

On 5/5/2018 9:42 PM, Mitzi wrote:
Dear Uncle Phaedrus.

I was at women's ministries meeting this morning at another church, and there 
was a lady there talking to a member and she asked the lady for a recipe and the 
lady said to Google it on the computer. She said to Google make muffins using 
cream of tartar. I am trying help that lady to find it and I have spent all day 
and all night and I can not find it. I found you so that is why I am emailing 
you. It is a muffin recipe using cream of tartar, oats, eggs and flour or you 
can use wheat flour, banana, strawberries. She said was made by a guy name Tony. 
If you can find that recipe would you email it to me? Thank You Mitzi.Blush

Hello Mitzi,

I'm sorry, but I did not have any success with this. I Googled for a muffin recipe with these ingredients: cream of tartar, oats, egg, flour, banana or strawberries (or both). I Googled the phrase "make muffins using cream of tartar". I Googled for a muffins recipe with cream of tartar that mentioned the name "Tony" or "Toni". None of these attempts brought up a recipe that fits your description. Perhaps this recipe has been removed from the Internet.

I will post this for reader input.


Folks: I am getting a lot of generic cream of tartar muffin recipes in response to this. I appreciate the efforts, but we aren't looking for just any muffin recipe with cream of tartar, we are looking for a particular recipe. It must call for oats and bananas or strawberries (or both), and optimally, it would have been posted by someone named "Tony."


ZCMI Pineapple Cake

On 5/7/2018 4:41 PM, Julie Ann wrote:

ISO:  ZCMI pineapple cake recipe.

Thank you!

Hi Julie Ann,

Sorry, no success with this one.

I'll post it for reader input.


Cherry Crunch

On 5/5/2018 9:51 PM, Mitzi wrote:

Dear Uncle Phaedrus

I was wonder if you can help find the recipe for the old friston recipe to make 
cherry crunch. My mother use to make but with all of the moves we made it got 
lost plus she has passed away and that is why it ge\ot lost so would like to 
make it again it call for yellow or white box of cake, a can of cherry and butter. 
Thank You Mitzi.Blush

Hi Mitzi,

I could not find a cherry crunch recipe that said that it was from Friston or from Suffolk, but I did find recipes that fit your description. See below.


Quick and Easy Cherry Crunch Dessert

1 can (20 oz.) cherry pie filling (we use the kind with no sugar added.)
1 box white cake mix
1 stick of margarine or butter  (room temperature)
1 cup of chopped pecans (or pecan pieces)

Pour the can of cherry pie filling into a deep dish baking dish.(You may use an oblong Pyrex dish.)   
In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix with the margarine using a pastry blender(or fork).  
When the mixture is roughly the consistency of cornmeal, add the 1 cup of pecans and mix together.  
Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the pie filling in the deep dish.  Place in a 350 degree oven for 
about 20 minutes.  Increase or decrease the cooking time, so that it is browned to your liking. 
Cherry Crunch Cake     

1 (1 lb.) cherry pie filling
1 (No. 2) can crushed pineapple
1 box (reg. size) yellow cake mix
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
1 c. chopped pecans

Butter a baking dish, 13"x9", and 2" deep. Spread cherry pie filling over bottom, top with 
undrained pineapple. Cover with dry cake mix. Dribble melted butter evenly over cake mix. 
Sprinkle with nuts. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.

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