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Coconut Toast Spread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jo 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:38 PM
Subject: Coconut Spread

I purchased a jar of coconut spread in southern Fla.  I wonder, by chance, 
if you could find a recipe for it  !!!
Thanks Jo

Hi Jo,

I believe that what you mean is "coconut toast spread." This is a coconut jam-like commercial product that's made by Seven Keys. I can't find any recipes for "coconut toast spread" or "coconut spread".

You can buy the Seven Keys product at these sites:

McClain's Gourmet


The most similar recipes that I can find are for "coconut jam." One below and more on my site here:

coconut jam recipes


Caribbean Coconut Jam Recipe


1 coconut
200g sugar
1 vanilla pod
freshly-grated zest of 1 lime
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
generous pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg


Break open the coconut and extract the white flesh. Remove the brown skin with a knife 
then chop the flesh very finely in a food processor.

Add 50ml water to a pan and when boiling stir in the coconut flesh, the vanilla pod 
(which you should split lengthways), sugar, lime zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce 
to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until smooth and thickened. Remove the 
vanilla pod then spoon into clean, sterilized jars that have been warmed in a 
cool oven. Seal, label and store until needed. 

A Particular Deep Dish Apple Raisin Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Gaby 
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:55 AM
Subject: Deep Dish Apple Raisin Pie

I've lost my very favorite apple pie recipe :-(

It was called "Deep Dish Apple-Raisin Pie"...and I think I got it out of a 
magazine or Newspaper at least 30 years ago, if not longer.

It had all the usual pie ingredients, except that I remember putting a hole 
in the top crust and pouring in heavy cream before baking.

Can you help me find it?


Hi Gaby,

Sorry, I had no success with it. It might be on the web, but none of my special tricks produced any results. The only way to find it would be for you to Google "deep dish apple raisin pie" and similar names, and then to check every page on which those words appear.


Timm sent this recipe:

Apple Raisin Cream Pie


Pastry for a 10 inch double crust pie 

For the Filling:

8 cups tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
Dash salt
1 to 2 teaspoons lemon peel, freshly grated
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 


Make your favorite pastry and line the bottom of a deep pie tin with 
one crust and set aside. Combine the apple slices, sugar, flour, spices, 
raisins, salt and lemon peel; mix together well. Spoon the filling into 
pastry lined pan and dot with butter; cover with the top crust decorated 
with steam vents. Seal the edges of the pie and cut a 1 inch circle from 
the dough in center of top crust; bake at 400F degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. 
Remove the pie from the oven and slowly pour the cream into the center hole 
of the top crust. Return the pie to the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer. 
Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Maryland Black Walnut Cake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charmaine" 
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2010 5:37 PM
Subject: Maryland black walnut cake

> Dear uncle Phaedrus, I am searching for a receipe that I got from Red Book 
> magazine in the Nov or Dec issue in 1958.  It was for a black walnut cake 
> and I believe the title was Maryland black walnut cake .  It had a pound 
> of chopped black walnuts and no leavening except an extraordinary .amount 
> of eggs.  I believe it was 9. It was baked for several hours in an angel 
> food cake pan lined with brown paper.  It also had candied lemon and 
> citron  I think.  This was my husbands birthday cake for years and then we 
> moved and the receipe was lost.  He is not well and I would love to make 
> it one more time.  Thanks for your help.  Charmaine

Hello Charmaine,

Sorry, I cannot find a recipe that exactly fits your description. The recipes that I'm finding that are called "Maryland Black Walnut Cake" are like the first one below, with only 3 eggs and no citron & lemon, and no mention of brown paper.

I also found the second recipe below, which does use brown paper in an angel cake pan, but it has 6 eggs and no lemon or citron.

I did not find any recipes with 9 eggs, and none with a large quantity of eggs plus lemon and citron and that called for an angel cake pan lined with brown paper.

There are more black walnut cake recipes on my site at these locations:

Black Walnut Cake 1

Black Walnut Cake 2

Black Walnut Cake 3


Maryland  Black  Walnut  Cake

2 c. sifted flour
2 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 egg yolks, beaten
3/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. ground black walnuts
3 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar and 
vanilla until fluffy. Add beaten yolks and beat thoroughly. Add dry 
ingredients and milk alternately in small amounts to sugar and egg 
mixture, beating well after each addition. Add nuts. Fold in
stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour into two 9 inch, greased cake pans. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Black Walnut Cake

1 lb. sugar
1/2 lb. butter
1 lb. flour
6 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 level tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. milk
2 c. black walnut meats, floured (to keep them distributed through the cake)

Cream butter and sugar; add beaten egg yolks and blend well. Beat egg whites 
until fluffy; but not stiff or dry. Add them to the other mixture 
alternately with dry ingredients sifted together and blend. Using large 
spout pan (angel food cake size), butter and line with brown paper. Turn 
cake batter into lined pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. 

Timm sent these:

I have this very old recipe for Black Walnut Cake that uses 9 eggs. 
The recipe is about 100 years old and is a cold oven pound cake recipe. 
Note: You place the cake in an unheated oven and then turn the heat to 
225F degrees. DO NOT place this cake in a preheated oven as it will not 
turn out. 

Timm in Oregon

Black Walnut Cake


1 pound butter
9 large eggs
1 pound sugar
1 pound plain flour
1/2 pound black walnuts


Grease and flour a 16 cup tube oan. Beat the sugar and butter until very light. 
Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Flour the nuts well and add remainder 
of flour to the mixture; stir well. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan. 
Place the cake in a cold oven and bake at 225F degrees for 3 to 4 hours or until 
done. Cool cake in the pan for 15 minutes and then turn out onto a rack; let cool 
completely, about 2 hours. Decorate the cake as desired.

Here is another 9 egg cake that is Greek in orgin; very different from the above cake.


Greek Walnut Cake


9 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
3 cups ground walnuts
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 tablespoons brandy or cognac
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoons baking powder
9 large egg whites


Beat the yolks with sugar until light and smooth. Mix the walnuts with the 
bread crumbs, grated lemon and orange rinds. Add to the egg mixture; stir 
in the brandy or cognac and the orange juice. Add the spices and the baking 
powder. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry, folding into the nut 
mixture gently and carefully to evenly distribute the egg whites. Bake in a 
greased 9 x 12 inch pan at 350F degrees for 30 minutes. Serve plain or with 
whipped cream on top and sides.

Particular Cracker Trash

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Debbie 
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2010 4:50 PM
Subject: cracker trash

I am looking for a recipe called cracker trash.... the ingredients that i 
remember are 10 boxes of crackers( your choice), accent seasoning salt, 
worcestershire sauce, red pepper, and vegetable oil. My husband's grandmother 
gave me the recipe and i have lost it!!  Now her family is wanting it and 
i cant find it!!!! Help!!!

Thanks in advance, 

Hello Debbie,

I can't find a recipe that fits your description. Below are what I found.


Oyster  Cracker  Trash

1 c. oil (warm)
1 tsp. dill weed
1 tsp. lemon and pepper seasoning
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Dressing (Original)
1 1/2 boxes oyster crackers

Combine all ingredients together.  Pour over crackers and mix well. 
Bake at 250 degrees in oven for about 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes.

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 lb. margarine
1 tsp. onion salt
2 c. cocktail peanuts
1 c. pecans
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1 c. Rice Chex
1 c. Wheat Chex
1 c. Corn Chex
2 c Goldfish cheese crackers
2 c. stick pretzels

Melt margarine and add spices and sauce. Pour over cereal mix. 
Mix until all is well coated.  Roast in oven for 1 hour at 
250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. Add more spices according 
to your taste. 
Party  Mix  (Trash)

4 c. each of corn chex, rice chex and wheat chex
2 c. oyster crackers
2 to 3 c. pretzels
1 lg. can of mixed nuts (1 1/2 to 2 c.)


1 1/2 sticks of margarine
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
Pinch of red pepper
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Few drops of Tabasco

Melt margarine with all seasoning ingredients in saucepan. 
Mix cereals, crackers, pretzels and nuts in large pan or roaster. 
Pour seasonings over cereals and mix until well coated.  Bake at 
250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Spread on 
absorbent towels to cool. 

Poco Bandito's Siesta Bombs

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bob S. 
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:20 PM
Subject: Poco Bandito's

We had a Restaurant that served Mexican food here in Rochester NY about 
5 years ago and one of the best things on the menu was a dish called 
Siesta Bombs. They were made with the potato that was scooped out of 
the skins used for the potato skins dish. The potato was mixed with 
Mexican cheese and jalapeno peppers and rolled in crushed up tortilla 
chips and deep fried and served with a melted cheese dip over a small 
candle warmer. Can you find this recipe?


Hello Robert,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention of either Poco Bandito's or "siesta bombs".


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