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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tim 
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 5:39 PM
Subject: Recipe Request

My name is Tim. I have been looking for a certain recipe for years. 
It has been closely guarded by Pizza Hut. They have not made or served 
it for 25+ years but they will still not release the ingredients or how 
to make it.

It is called "Priazza". There were three or four kinds that they made but 
the one I am interested in is called "Florentine". I only know that it is 
made like a pie. It has a top and a bottom crust. Two of the ingredients 
are Ricotta Cheese and Chopped Spinach. If you can help, I would really 
appreciate your efforts. If not, I fully understand.

Thank you!


Hi Tim,

Well, they still haven't released the priazzo recipe. They probably never will, and it likely uses pre-mixed prepared ingredients that you couldn't obtain, anyhow. You'll have to make do with a copycat recipe.

There are several message boards on the Internet on which people are discussing the priazzo and are begging for recipes to make them at home. The priazzo was a thin crust, topped with cheese, another thin crust, sauce and cheese and baked with a pin grid (heat element) to help cook and heat the pizza. The "Florentine" was five cheeses, regular Cheddar, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Romano, and Parmesan - combined with ham and spinach.

See:In The 80s

The thing is, Tim, it's not so simple as knowing how the priazzo itself was made. According to former Pizza Hut employees on the message boards, the priazzo had its own crust recipe and it's own sauce recipe, and they had to use a device known as a "pin grid"," heat sink", or "thermal spider" while cooking it in order to get the center hot enough. You can buy these heat sink things, but I understand they are rather expensive. So, you need at least 3 recipes (crust, sauce, priazzo) and the heat sink device to do it right. These web sites have tons of discussion about the priazzo and how it was made. There is also a rather complex copycat recipe on these sites that someone spent a lot of time creating. It's the only copycat priazzo recipe that I could find. A couple of people said a priazzo was just two regular thin crusts and the regular sauce with the additional toppings and cheeses, but a former Pizza Hut manager said no. That copycat recipe is probably the closest that you are gonna get. Note that it also calls for a heat sink, although some posters on these sites say a longer cooking time at a lower temperature might work. You're on your own if you try it. I'd suggest that you read all the posts on all these sites before proceeding. You can find a heat sink for sale at the pizza supplies websites on the Internet.

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Homemade Lox

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeep" 
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 1:52 PM
Subject: Making LOX

> Starting with fresh salmon how does one make Lox and Nova Lox?  I  already 
> make Gravlox and know the process well.  Most Salmon work well  except 
> Silver Bright.  Just not enough fatty tissue and salmon oil.
> thanks
> Jeep 

Hello Jeep,

See these sites for information and recipes:

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Bear Signs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jo 
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:34 AM
Subject: bear signs

Hey Phaed,

Would you happen to be able to find a recipe called "Bear Signs" ? They are a 
form of doughnuts from early frontier days.


Hi Jo,

Found the one below here:
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Bear Signs (Old Fashioned Donuts)
Source: Rick Chris

This is an old-fashioned cowboy recipe.

1 cup buttermilk 
2 eggs. beaten 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 
2 tablespoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
4 Cups all-purpose flour

In the first bowl, mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar and melted butter until well blended.

In a second bowl, combine the baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour. Slowly add 
the dry ingredients to the first bowl, stirring them together. This mix should be 
stiff enough to hold a spoon upright; if not, mix in more flour. Knead together 
lightly for a minute or so, then turn out onto a floured board or counter top.

Use a rolling pin, empty bottle or the heel of your hand to roll out to about one 
finger-width high (1/4 inch). Cut circles out with a small glass and set aside for 
about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour 1 inch of oil in a large skillet and heat to 375 degrees F. It's hot 
enough when a bread cube browns in about 1 minute. Slide the circles into the frying 
pan and brown one side. Turn over and brown the other. Set out to drain on a plate 
covered with paper towels. Cover with powdered sugar and eat warm. 

Pumpkin Muffins with Cranberry

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "clayton" 
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:11 PM
Subject: Pumpkin Muffins W/ Cranberries

>I need the best of the best for this fall classic!
> Thank you
> Clayton

Hi Clayton,

Try these:

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Red Sauce like Trader Vic's

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I found no available recipe for trader vic's red sauce, per se, but it appears to be a typical Chinese red sauce like these.


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I later found Trader Vic's Red Sauce in "Famous Foods from Famous Places" by Better Homes & Gardens:

Red Sauce

3 tablespoons catsup
3 tablespoons horseradish
1 tyeaspoon lemon juice
Dash of bottled hot pepper sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients thoroughly. For hors d'oeuvres, serve with Batter Fried Shrimp. makes about 1/2 cup sauce.

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