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Wind & Water Cake

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: sandi 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 12:09 PM
  Subject: Wind and water cake recipe

  Hello Again,
  I'm hoping you can help me out once more. I lost a recipe that was very old 
I think from the 40's or 50's in the Chatline section on the Boston Globe I think. 
I know it was a Boston newspaper. It was a very simple cake recipe that was white 
or yellow and not many ingredients. I'm not sure if it was called "Earth, Wind 
and Water Cake" or Just- "Wind and Water Cake". I hope you can help me once more. 
I've searched on your site and the WWW too but no luck.
  Much appreciation,

Hi Sandi,

Sorry, I can't find a recipe anywhere with either of those names. Phaed

Michael sent this recipe as a possibility:

Uncle Phaed,
I have this recipe for Wind Cake but I'm not sure if it's what Sandi on your 10/09/09 post 
is asking for but thought I would send it along.  
This is an old recipe.

Wind Cake 

1 1/2 cups cake flour (sifted before measuring) 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
3 egg yolks 
3/4 cup cold water 
1 1/4 cups sugar 
3 egg whites 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. 
Beat egg yolks until frothy. 
Add water and beat until the bowl is nearly full of liquid and bubbles are small 
then add sugar gradually. 
Add dry ingredients slowly, beating as you do. 
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed then fold in thoroughly and pour into 
an ungreased 10 inch tube pan then bake 50 minutes. 
Note: Do not use a plastic bowl, a large metal one is best. 
Dear Phaed,

My Gosh! Thank you I gave up hope after your last email and was so pleased this 
morning when I found your email and recipe! I'm making this for my grandmother 
and her friends who are having a little tea on the weekend. She cut it out of a 
Boston newspaper in the 60's I think and I somehow lost it.  We use to make this 
one often when she lived at home, it sounds the same and she always topped her's 
with a frosting made of almond paste (which I didn't lose) so I'm sure it will be 
a nice surprise. Thank you for bring back a wonderful memory!


Sugar Wafer Tea Cakes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: marilyn
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 12:18 PM
Subject: Searching for a tea cake receipe from the late '50s early '60s

Greetings - I'm searching for a tea cake receipe from the late '50s early 
'60s that was made with Nabisco sugar wafers (not vanilla wafers!).  The 
batter was made and then baked in small tea cake pans - similar to cupcake 
pans.  When removed from the oven, the tea cakes were spread with softened 
butter and then rolled in finely crushed sugar wafter crumbs and placed in 
the refrigerator.  After the butter had hardened, the tea cakes were removed 
and eaten.   We typically ate them in the summer as kids. Yum.

I've done an internet search but no luck.  Maybe you can help.



Hello Marilyn,

Sorry, I had no success locating this. I'll post it on the site so that perhaps a reader can assist.


Peruvian Tejas

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marianne 
  Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 4:50 PM
  Subject: White Candy coating for Peruvian Tejas

  Peru has a candy called Tejas.  They are made of Manjar Blanco 
(carmelized condensed milk), pecans and a white "frosting". I am 
not sure what to use for the frosting.  Should it be fondant or 
a confectioner's coating?  The manner of making the sweet is to 
take 2 pecan halves, put them around a ball of the Manjar Blanco 
and coat them with the white frosting.

  Can you give me an idea of what to use? I want to make them for Christmas presents.

  Thank you.


Hello Marianne,

I cannot find an actual recipe for Peruvian fondant, but every site that describes tejas says that it is a sugar-based fondant.

These sites have a little info:





Cake Brownies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: GINA 
  Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 4:47 PM
  Subject: cake brownie


  I love stiff cake like brownies, much like the brownie bites sold at Costco, made 
  by a San Francisco co., or more specifically, I love the Cookie Company's (Denver, CO) 
  brownies.  Can you help me find a recipe to match.
  Thank you so much for your existence.....just got a doughnut maker from a thrift store 
  and you made my life much easier this afternoon.
  Thanks again,

Hi Gina,

Wish I could help, but I had no success locating a copycat recipe for either of these.


Iced Raisin Cookies

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: gene 
  Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 10:10 PM
  Subject: Mother's Iced Raisin Cookie Recipe

  Any chance of getting a copy cat recipe for Mother's Iced Raisin Cookies. 
  It appears the new owners of Mother's are no longer making this cookie.

  Thanks in advance.


Hello Gene,

Sorry, I had no success. I imagine that it's really difficult to make copycat recipes for commercial baked products.



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