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Bill Knapp's Cookies

-----Original Message----- 
From: James 
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:58 PM
Subject: Recipe Request

Thank you for the Bill Knapps recipes found, and please forgive me if this 
is a duplicate request, but although Archway makes comparable (look-alike) 
chocolate chip cookies, and though there are many white cakes out there, I 
was looking for recipes for both the Bill Knapps White Cake and Chocolate 
Chip Cookies.

Thank you,


Hi James,

Sorry, neither of these recipes appears to be available.

However, in searching, I found a website that actually sells Bill Knapp's products, including both of those. See:

Bill Knapp'


Tante Marie's Malakoff

From: George 
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:10 AM
Subject: Looking for a recipe for a savory Malakoff...

Hello,  I'm looking for a Tante Marie recipe for Malakoff.  My boyfriend's father took a few Tante Marie Cooking School courses here 
in San Francisco (probably during the 70's), and he remembers a recipe for Malakoff, that used white bread rolled around cheese 
(possibly Gruyere) and then deep-fried.  He is getting along in years, and I would love to surprise him and make this for him during 
the holidays.  I've looked through google and on the Tante Marie website, but no luck.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you! 


Hello George,

Well, this recipe doesnít appear to be available online, and I donít have it. However it might be in the Tante Marie Cooking School Cookbook. If you went to their website, you may have been daunted by the price there Ė $35.95. You can get used copy from for about $8.00.


Volmers Park Elephant Ears

-----Original Message----- 
From: Tammy
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:42 AM
Subject: Elephant Ears

Hi my name is Tammy and just yesterday found your wonderful website by 
accident. Many years ago back in the 80's we took our young son's to a 
mini-amusement park by the name of, "Volmer's Park" located in 
Perrysburg/Maumee Ohio. This park was a family owned business and closed 
it's doors forever sometime after we were there. Not so sure how many years 
they were opened?

What they offered to eat was what they called, Elephant Ears. I remember 
going nuts over this unique fried dough that was covered with cinnamon & 
sugar so much so I ate 3 or 4 before I left the park. I did finally ask the 
cook to please share any hints on how to make them at home. These didn't 
taste exactly like a Sopa Pia.

The only hint that I was given was that they made theirs a wet version and 
not a dry version of the Elephant Ear. By watching I could see they dipped 
the dough into a wet dipping ingredient, then rolled it out and dropped it 
into the deep fryer. The wet ingredient looked glossy and I do remember 
asking if it was oil and they said no. I've seen Elephant Ears made at fairs 
since then but nothing like at, Volmer's Park. I hope you can help me! After 
all these years I never forgot how delicious these were and how unique they 
would turn out to be.

Sincerely, Tammy

Hi Tammy,

I had no success locating any recipe at all from Volmer's Park, nor can I find an elephant ears or a fried dough recipe that calls for dipping the dough in any sort of liquid before rolling it out or before frying it. Sorry.


Bon Appetit Shrimp

From: Mary
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:44 AM
Subject: shrimp

My name is Mary. I found the recipe in the bon appetite magazine I think in 20008 or 20009 I made the shrimp I use shrimp wash leave 
the shell on used smoked paprika crushed peppercorns up coarse salt used hot oil I forgot all ingredients let the seasoning set in the refer on 
the shrimp remember the shell stayed on the shrimp we used a wok with lots of oil very hot thatís all I can remember someone got rid of my book 
that I cherished can you help me please. Thank you

Hello Mary,

Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe that fits your description. Iíll post this request, but the surest way for you to get this recipe would be for you to just get another copy of the book. There are probably inexpensive used copies for sale through


From: Mary
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:54 PM
To: 'Phaedrus' 
Subject: RE: Bon Appetite shrimp recipe
I am so sorry it was in the 2006 or 2007 magazine I had the wrong years also green onions, and garlic, and a very unusual kind of smoked paprika and chili powder it was refried. 
Please check again for me thanks

Hi Mary,

There is no way for me to check any further, no matter what year it was in the magazine. I donít have a collection of Bon Appetit magazines for any year at all, and there is no site that has all of the recipes from all the years of Bon Appetit. All I can do is post your request on my site. You best bet is still to get another copy of the book. There are probably inexpensive used copies for sale through


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