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Archie's Bakery = Hough Bakery?

From: Linda
To: phaedrus
Subject: Hough Bakery Recipes
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 3:57 PM

Almost Eureka!  In the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper on July 2, 2003, 
there was an article in the Food Section highlighting the "old" head baker fromt 
Hough Bakeries!  His name is Archie Garner and he has his own bakery now where 
he is using the old Hough Bakery recipes.  He is trying to get permission to 
use the Hough Bakery name for promition, but so far, has been unsuccessful.  In 
the meantime, he is making cakes and selling them at 14906 Lakeshore 
Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, phone: 216-481-4188.  Hope your readers will enjoy the 
info.  It was the best bakery!!!!  Linda
P.S.  I'll see if I can pull up the article on the internet and email it to 

Thanks Linda! The article is at:

Plain Dealer

Subject: Update: Archie's Hough Bakery Cleveland, Ohio New Location
From: Joan 
Date: 12/20/2019, 11:44 AM

Archie's Hough Bakery

3365 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

He has a Facebook page with the same name.


A to Z Cake

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: VB 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:54 AM
  Subject: A TO Z CAKE

  A cake that uses the 'add ingredients for different letters' example - 
  a - add chopped apples for one cake - b - add blueberries and so on with 
  the last choice for a cake being z for zucchini. Thanks 

Hi VB,

See below.


   A to Z Cake 

  2 cups sugar 
  1 cup oil ( or 1 cup applesauce for low fat) 
  3 eggs lightly beaten ( or egg substitute for low fat ) 
  2 cups A to Z ingredients( see list below ) 
  1 Tbs vanilla 
  3 cups flour 
  2 tsp cinnamon 
  1 tsp. baking powder 
  1 tsp. baking soda 
  1 tsp. salt 
  1 cup chopped walnuts 
  A to Z ingredients: 

  apples, peeled and shredded 
  apricots- dried & chopped 
  bananas, mashed 
  carrots, shredded 
  dates, pitted and chopped 
  figs, dried and chopped 
  grapes, seedless, chopped 
  oranges, peeled and chopped 
  peaches, peeled and chopped 
  pears, peeled and chopped 
  pineapple( crushed, canned and drained) 
  prunes, pitted and chopped 
  pumpkin, canned 
  raspberries, unsweetened, fresh or frozen 
  rhubarb, chopped, fresh or frozen 
  strawberries, fresh or frozen 
  sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed 
  zucchini, peeled and grated 
  Procedure: In a mixing bowl, combine, sugar, eggs and oil and mix well. Stir in A to Z 
  ingredients of your choice and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients 
  just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 x 4 inch loaf pans or 
  1 tube or bundt pan. Bake 325F 55 to 65 minutes or until tested done with toothpick( inserted 
  in center comes out clean). Cool in pan 10 minutes and remove to cool completely. Wrap and let 
  mellow overnight. Serve the following day 

Sour Soup

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dolis 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:12 PM
  Subject: Sour soup

  Dear Phaedrus,

  My German mother-in-law was tight with her recipes. We were able to piece together several 
  after she passed but  we never got the ingredients of her Sour Soup.  Or zour zuppe as she 
  called it.  There was ham, onions, probably vinegar and maybe buttermilk.  Do you think you 
  can help us out with this.  Her sons would love to have a bowl of that again.



Hi Linda,

See here: Sauer Suppe


  Kwas (sour soup) recipe

  4 pork blades 
  enough water to cover meat 
  1 can sauerkraut juice 
  1 bay leaves 
  1 medium onion 
  1 stalk celery 
  1 tsp. whole allspice 
  salt & pepper 
  1 cup cooked kluski or egg noodles 

  Boil all until meat is nice and tender. Remove meat and strain soup into another container. 
  Cut meat away from bone and put back into soup. Add cooked noodles and serve.  

Arabian Ribbon Cake Filling

From: "Laura" 
To: "phaedrus" 
Subject: Arabian Ribbon Cake Filling info, also an icing for this cake
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 12:49 PM

Dear Phaedrus, my MIL recently gave me her mother's old recipe cards, from
the '30/40's, and this was evidently a favorite cake, the recipe is almost
unreadable, its so worn!

There is a fruit filling that goes between the layers, hers calls for the
baking of three separate layers, I can't imagine how you'd do this cake in a
bundt pan....this might have been an "updated" 60's or 70's version, when
bundt pans were the "thing".

Anyway, here goes:

Arabian Ribbon Cake, Fruit Medley Filling

This version calls for water, you could of course sub in orange juice, for
extra flavor.

1 cup water
2 tbs butter
dash salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup figs
1/2 cups dates

Boil slowly 6-8 minutes, or until thick enough to spread, stir constantly.
Cool, add 1 TBS lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp lemon rind.  Spread evenly between

The white layer of the cake would go in between the two dark layers

This makes a HUGE is the frosting she used, tart to offset the

Tart Lemon Frosting

Cream together 1 tsp grated lemon rind, 4 TBS butter.  Add gradually, 3 cups
sifted confectioners' sugar, alternately with 3 TBS  lemon juice, beat
thoroughly after each addition, add a dash of salt.  Frost top and sides of
cake, sprinkle grated lemon peel on top of cake.

Even though this particular filling doesn't mention nuts, things like this
are up to the baker, the nuts would also cut down on the sweetness factor,
I'd just subsitute for one of the fruits.

Hope that helps a little!


Thanks, Laura!


Low Carb Soups

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sharron 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:58 AM

  Hi Phaedrus, 

  Having just delivered a 9lb baby, who left me with 40 unwanted pounds, I have given up carbs.  

  Do you have quick and easy no carb soup receipies you can send me?

  Thanks much


Hi Sharron,

There are lots of low-carb soup recipes on these sites:


Low Carbo

Low Carber



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