Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:48 PM
So great to find your web site I am trying to find a recipe for a desert from Piccadilly cafeteria in Richmond Va
from the 70s and 80s -it was served cold kind of a spice cake but kind of chocolate cake, crazy moist with a kinda
chocolate pudding on top with chopped walnuts thanks for any help.
Sorry, I can’t find any recipe from Piccadilly that fits your description. There is not a cake like that on their current menu.
see: Piccadilly Cafeteria Menu
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:46 PM
Subject: lost recipe search...
You have helped me out by finding so many other recipes thought I'd give you this challenging one...
IGA stores used to sell a bread from their bakery they called COBBLESTONE bread... it was very buttery light bread...
that resembled the texture of an English Toasting bread ..in the style of a monkey type bread.. and the top of the
bread looked like a cobble stone from a road.. all bumps and crevices. IGA No longer sells this bread.
I have found some recipes for a bread called cobblestone.. but it has fruit and such in it.. the bread I'm looking
for also appeared to be a batter type bread... light and fluffy..
Any chance you can find the recipe??
Thank you in advance as always!
There is a bread company named “Cobblestone Bread Company. See: Cobblestone Bread Company
There is also a bread company named “Cobblestone Mills Bread Company. See: Cobblestone Mills Bread Company
However, I understand that the “Cobblestone Bread” that you are looking for is not a product of these companies,
but a bread made in the IGA store bakery. I found only a couple of mentions of it, in IGA ads:
Southern Illinoisan Newspaper Archive: July 26, 1972 - Page 19: IGA ad
I had no success finding a recipe for Cobblestone Bread that mentioned IGA. There are a variety of “Cobblestone bread” recipes,
some with fruit, some with honey & cinnamon, and some with onion & cheese. The only one that I found with none of those ingredients
is “English Cobblestone Bread”. See:
If that’s not it, then I’m afraid I can’t help. I never had the Cobblestone Bread from IGA,
so I could not recommend a recipe as being similar.
There are some photos of a bread like you describe called "Cobblestone Bread" on Google images, but there are no recipes attached to the images.
I’ll post this. Perhaps a former IGA Bakery employee will respond.
I found this while searching for something else.
Piccadilly Harvest Cake
1 3/4 pounds peeled carrots, chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs, well-beaten with electric mixer
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, at room temperature
Steam or boil carrots. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
While carrots are still warm, add sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract.
Beat with mixer until smooth.
Add flour and mix well; add whipped eggs and beat well. Add margarine and
Pour mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour
or until top is light golden brown. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners'
sugar over top before serving