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Macaroon Snow Creams

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Cheryl 
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 8:11 AM
Subject: macaroon snow creams

I was wondering if you could find a recipe for macaroons I had at the 
nh highland games made by eccles cakes they are called macaroon snow 
creams and they are wonderful. I would appreciate it if you could help me.
Thank You

Hi Cheryl,

I did not find much about "macaroon snow creams", and the little that I did find is a bit confusing. The only mention that I can find of "macaroon snow creams" is on a site about a Celtic festival held in Hartford, Connecticut several years ago:

Pipes in the Valley, Hartford, Connecticut
"Food includes Scotch bonny biscuits, macaroon snow creams, sweet and salty kettle corn, plus fish and chips, spicy meat sandwiches, and more. New this year is "the world's biggest inflatable Irish pub."

There is an Eccles Cake Company, but what they are famous for is "Eccles Cakes". See:


Food & Wine Finds

I did not find any mention of them making "macaroon snow creams". "Eccles Cakes", no matter who makes them, are a British pastry originating in Eccles in Lancashire in about 1793. They are a pastry in their own right, not just a company name. Is it possible that "macaroon snow creams" is just another name for the pastry called "eccles cakes"? Scottish and Celtic festivals in the U.S. often serve imported eccles cakes from England.

There is history and there are recipes for eccles cakes on these sites:





Hi Cheryl,

Judy, one of my readers, found that there is apparently another business called "Eccles Cakes". This one appears to be based in Boston and does sell pastries at various events in the Northeast. I can't tell what connection, if any, exists between this "Eccles Cakes" and the "Eccles Cake Company" in England.

Anyhow, I still have no recipe for you, but you can order macaroon snow creams by phone ( A Boston number: (617) 527-8033) and have them delivered UPS. See:

Eccles Cakes

There's a photo of the snow creams here:

Macaroon Snow Creams


Lazarus Strawberry Soup

From Hayden:

Lazarus' California Strawberry Soup 

1 pound fresh strawberries 
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream 
2 tablespoons white wine
1 cup half-and-half

Clean and stem strawberries. Puree in blender. Add the remaining ingredients 
and blend on low speed until smooth. Chill 3-4 hours.

To serve, garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint leaves. Serve cold.
Yields 4-6 servings.

Taylor Mutton Pies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Hazel 
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:14 AM
Subject: recipie pleae

im trying to find the recipie for taylor's mutton pies.
i'm from northern new jersey ,  Paterson ,New Jersey
grew up on these pies, no one makes them like taylor's.
thank you

Hello Hazel,

I had no success locating a recipe. There is a message board thread about Taylor's mutton pies on on which James Taylor, son of Al Taylor of Taylor's Pies, has posted this:

"Hello, my name is James Taylor the son of the late Al Taylor of Taylor's Meat Pies in Paterson. My father sold the recipe to the Ashton family in 1990 after suffering a stroke and later died of a heart attact in September. I understand the building in Haledon where Ashton sold the pies burned down to the ground. I have the recipe home in my safe. I have the know how to make the pies and hopefully will soon in the near future. "

The message board is here:

If that post is true, then no one except James Taylor and possibly someone in the Ashton family has the real recipe, and James Taylor makes it clear on that board that he's not giving it to anyone. (In another post he says "Sorry, this recipe goes with me to my grave. I will only pass it on to other Taylor family members.")

You can always try to create a copycat. Start with one of the Scottish mutton pie recipes on these sites and give it a whirl:

Scotland for Visitors

Cook it Simply

If you try this, let me know how successful you are.


Cinnamon Creams

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Cinnamon Creams

Cinnamon Syrup

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Buttermilk  Pancakes  With  Cinnamon  Cream  Syrup

1 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients. Add buttermilk slowly and stir until batter has good consistency.

Cinnamon  Cream  Syrup:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup, (Karo)
1/4 c. water
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. evaporated milk

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and cinnamon. 
Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 
2 minutes more. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes, stir in evaporated milk. 
Serve over pancakes.

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