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Marguerite Patten Apple Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Pamela 
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:36 AM
Subject: American apple cake

Hi. Collected recipe cards from Marguerite Patten in 60s. One recipe cannot 
find and forgotten ingredients  after 50 years. American Apple cake. It had 
grated cheese in dough must u 're with sliced apples, honey and cinnamon on 
top?. Can you help please? Pamela 

Hi Pamela,

I cannot find any mention at all of a Marguerite Patten recipe called "American" Apple Cake. However, I did find three "apple cake" recipes by her, but none of them has honey. The first two are traditional cakes, with flour in the batter, but neither of them has cheese in the batter and the first one has no cinnamon topping. The third one does have cheese in the batter, but it is not a tradition flour batter. It's more like a pudding or custard. It does have a cinnamon and apple topping, but it does not have any honey. See the recipes here:

Vintage Recipe Cards

Baking Making and Crafting

Oxford Times

These are all that I can find from Marguerite Patten. I'll post this for reader input.


Thank you  Phaedrus. It sounds like third recipe. I know you put cheese in with flour and margarine, 
and Madeline a scone mix. Then sliced apples on top with sugar and melted butter. 
Much appreciated, Pamela
From: gwen 
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 1:52 PM
To: Phaedrus 
Subject: "American Apple Cake"

Hello again, 

I hope this email finds you in good health and spirits.

In response to this request:

I think this is the recipe card, nearly identical to the third recipe you posted: 

And here it is, transcribed from a blog:
Swiss roll tin, 7 X 10 inches
Heat your oven to 425F/200°C/Gas mark 6
Oven position: just above center
10oz (285g) self raising flour                   
1 level tsp baking powder                       
1oz (30g) castor sugar                          
3/4 tsp salt                                  
4oz (115g) butter/ margarine       
2oz (60g) grated hard cheese                               
¼ (140mls) pint of milk (may not use all of it)
4 eating apples
2-3 oz brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1 tb melted butter

Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar & salt.Rub in the butter/ margarine until the mix resembles breadcrumbs. 
Mix in grated cheese. Add enough milk to mix up to a soft but not sticky dough.  Knead on a floured board, lightly. 
Pat into swiss roll tin. Pare and core the apples, slice thinly, arrange in rows across dough. Sprinkle with brown 
sugar and cinnamon mixed together. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 20-25 mins.


Hi Gwen,

Doing well, thanks. Hope you are, too. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and will have happy holidays ahead.

Thanks for the recipe. I’ll send it on to the requestor.


Thank you so much for THE RECIPE!!!! Pamela 

Jimmie's Hot Dogs Chili Sauce

From: Clara  
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2015 6:30 AM
Subject: Jimmy's Hot dog chili recipe?

The best chili I ever had was 'Jimmy's Hot dog chili' in Albany Georgia in the 1970's. 
Its not possible to get it now because I live so far away but they are still in business. 
I hope you find a clone. 

Jimmie's Hot Dogs

Hi Clara,

Sorry, I had no success. All I can find are rave reviews of Jimmie's Hot Dogs. It appears that no one has had any success at all in obtaining this hot dog chili recipe or even in making a chili that tastes like it. I’ll post this on my site for reader input.


Subject: Jimmies hot dog chili
From: Nicholas 
Date: 8/7/2020, 9:35 PM

from 2015 clara, on your blog, was looking for a jimmys hot dog recipe,  of albany ga. 
I don't have the recipe but the original jimmy's hot dogs are now in Hendersonville, NC 
at Hot Dog World.. I Grew 
up in Albany,GA and that store does not have the original recipe from the 1940's anymore. 


Parmesan Only Lasagna

-----Original Message----- 
From: Ann 
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2015 5:30 AM
Subject: Lost recipe

I had a recipe for lasagna that used a Parmesan cheese sauce in place of 
ricotta, mozzarella etc. I remember It started with lots of well sautéed 
onions, milk & lots of Parmesan cheese. Unbelievably good. !! Better than 
the usual cheeses really. May have had some other ingredients but the three 
above were the main ones. Please help !! ?? Ann 

Hello Ann,

The recipe at this link and the two below are the only ones that I can find that have only Parmesan cheese:


You don't say what kind of meat, if any, was in your recipe, or where you got the recipe originally. These all have ground beef. There might be others with chicken or that are vegetarian that have only Parmesan cheese.



1 jar spaghetti sauce and 1 lb. ground
   beef (together for meat sauce)
1 box lasagna, cook and have ready
4 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 egg yolks
8 tbsp. butter
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese

Cook onions in butter.  Mix in flour.  Add cheese and a dash of salt. 
Gradually stir in milk and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until 
thick.  Beat egg yolks; add a little cheese sauce to yolks and then add 
yolks-cheese sauce to remainder of cheese sauce.  Cook, low heat, for 10 
minutes.  Layer the meat sauce, noodles, and cheese sauce.  Sprinkle 
Parmesan cheese (or Mozzarella) on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes 
or until heated through.  Then broil until cheese is golden.
Lasagna Bolognese al Forno

2 tbsp. butter
1 carrot, pared and shredded
1 lg. onion, finely chopped
3 lbs. ground beef
4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt, optional
1 tsp. basil leaves, dried
1/2 tsp. sugar, optional
1/2 tsp. oregano leaves, dried
1/2 c. red wine
4 sheets fresh pasta

--Cream  Sauce:--

4 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
Dash nutmeg
Dash pepper
3 c. milk
1 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated

Heat 2 tablespoon butter in skillet.  Saute carrot, 1 clove garlic and 
onion, cook until soft but not brown.  Add crumbled ground beef.  Cook 
stirring frequently, until all red color is gone.  Stir in tomatoes, tomato 
sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, the basil, sugar, oregano and wine.  Bring to 
boiling.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.  Uncover, cook 30 minutes 
longer, or until sauce is thick.  Skim off fat.  Preheat oven to 350 
degrees.  Make cream sauce.  In a 2 quart saucepan melt butter.  Remove from 
heat, add flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper.  Gradually add milk, stirring 
constantly.  Return to heat.  Cook stirring until thickened.  Then cook 2 
minutes longer.  Stir in 1/2 the grated cheese.  lay one sheet of pasta in a 
buttered 13 x 9 inch baking pan.  Spread about 1/3 of the ground meat sauce 
then 1/3 of the cream sauce.  make 2 more layers, finishing with the cream 
sauce on top.  Sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. 

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