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Sunday Special Coffee Cake

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carolann 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 4:53 PM
  Subject: coffee cake

  Looking for a recipe from McCalls recipe collection from 1973. 
  Called Sunday Special Coffee Cake.

Hello Carol Ann,

See below.


    Sunday Special Coffee Cake 
        1/2 c  Plus 3/4 c  sugar 
        1/4 c  Plus 1 1/2 c  flour 
        1/4 c  Plus 1/3 c  butter, melted 
          1 ts Cinnamon 
      2 1/2 ts Baking powder 
        1/2 ts Salt 
          1 ea Egg white 
        1/2 c  Skim Milk 
          1 ts Vanilla 

    Combine 1/2 c sugar, 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c butter, and cinnamon.  
    Mix lightly with a fork until crumbly.  Set aside for topping. 

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease 8" square pan. 
    Sift 1 1/2 c flour, baking powder and salt. 

    In a medium bowl, beat egg white with a rotary beater until frothy.  
    Beat in 3/4  sugar and 1/3 c melted butter until well combined.  
    Add milk and vanilla. 

    With a wooden spoon, beat in flour mixture until well combined; 
    pour into pan. 

    Sprinkle topping evenly over batter. 

    Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes 
    out clean. 

    Cool partially in pan or on a wire rack.  Cut into squares while 
    still warm. 

Wheatless Pizza Dough

 ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: grant 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 8:22 PM
  Subject: have you a recipe for wheatless pizza dough?

  My honey is a pizza freak, and I'm not good with wheat.  
  She's got a bread maker and is raring to go.  Got any ideas?


Hello Grant,

Try the recipe below.


  Wheatless Mushroom Pizza 
  Dry Ingredients:
  1 Tablespoon Dry Yeast (make sure it's gluten or wheat-free)
  3/4 cup garbanzo and fava flour (if you can't find this, then subsitute with GF mix)
  2/3 cup tapioca flour
  1/4 cup instant milk (I use MilkMan, but if you can't use milk, then substitute water)
  3 teaspoon Xanthan Gum (this is expensive, but it's worth the money, it makes the dough not crumbly)
  1 teaspoon sugar (optional - it makes the yeast rise more)
  1/4 teaspoon salt 
  2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin (the kind advertised to make your fingernails grow... do not use Jello!)
  1/2 teaspoon basil (optional)
  1/4 teaspoon oregano (optional)

  Wet ingredients:
  3/4 cup warm water (warm to the touch but not hot)
  2 teaspoons oil (I use virgin olive oil)
  1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (other vinegars *may* have wheat)

  Combine dry ingredients and mix well so that yeast is evenly 
  distributed. If you are making this by hand, you might want 
  to sprinkle the yeast, Xanthan Gum, sugar, salt, and gelatin 
  over the top of the other dry ingredients so that it doesn't 
  lump up in one spot. If using an electric mixer, let it combine 
  the ingredients on a slow speed for several minutes 
  (I usually let it mix while I'm measuring the wet ingredients). 

  If the dough is too sticky, add more GF flour mix. If it is too 
  thick, add more warm water, a teaspoon at a time. After mixing, 
  the dough should feel like a soft bread dough (or a feather pillow 
  if you've never made bread before). 

  Preheat the oven to 425 F. 

  While the oven is heating, put a little oil on a 12-inch round 
  pizza pan and put the dough in the middle. Next I sprinkle a little 
  GF flour mix over the dough so that it won't stick, and then I roll 
  the dough flat with a rolling pin. Use your fingertips to spread 
  the dough out to the edges of the pan. Dip your fingers in a little 
  GF flour from time to time so the dough doesn't stick to your fingers. 

  This dough will not get tough, so don't worry about working with it 
  too much. Try to get the dough an even thickness, but little lumps 
  and bumps are okay. 

  *Before* putting any toppings on the crust, bake it in the oven for 
  8 - 12 minutes until it is firm but not too brown. 


  1/4 cup tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce works)
  1 teaspoon basil leaves (crush in palm of hand)
  2 cups shredded mozarella cheese
  8 oz sliced mushrooms

  Remove the pizza crust from the oven and spread a thin layer of sauce 
  over the crust. Then I sprinkle basil over the sauce. 

  Pile the cheese in the middle and spread it towards the outer edges. 
  Top with mushrooms. 

  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbly. 

  You can top it with anything you want

Gum Drop Cake

From: Donna 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 6:59 PM
Subject: Gum Drop Cake

> Hi My cousin Donna, the slightly younger, has called upon me Donna the
> slightly older, to find her a recipe for Gum Drop Cake.  She is looking
> for it as part of her Christmas baking.  Anybody know a recipe?
> Thanks
> Donna (The Elder)

Hello Donna,

Tell Donna to check out the ones below.


Gum Drop Cake
Yield: 8 Servings


    1/2 c  margarine
      2    eggs well beaten
      1 c  sugar
    1/2 c  warm milk
  1 1/2 c  flour
    3/4 ts baking powder
      1 ts salt
      1 ts vanilla
    1/2 lb gum drops finely cut


Cream butter or margarine and sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Add flour
mixture alternately with warm milk, then add gum drops which have been
floured with 1/4 cup of flour before adding to cake batter. Pour
batter into small tube pan greased and floured. Bake at 350 F
40 min.
 Title: Gum Drop Cake
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 8 servings
       2    Eggs
     1/2 c  Vegetable shortening; (solid
            -in a can)
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Milk
       2 c  Flour
       1 lb Gum drop candy; cut up
   Beat together vegetable shortening, sugar, and eggs.  Beat well.  Add
   milk, flour and baking powder, mix well.  Add gum drops.  Bake in
   greased and floured loaf pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
   Notes:  The recipe does not state what size loaf pan to bake
   it in, but I would use a 9 x 5-inch pan and bake it for 50-55 minutes
   or until tested done.
Gum Drop Cake  
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup applesauce
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 pound gum drops (remove black licorice drops)

Use small gum drops or cut in pieces and dust with flour. Preheat
oven to 325 degrees. Grease well and flour a Bundt pan or 2 (9
inch) loaf pans. Cream together shortening and sugar. Blend in
eggs and applesauce. Blend well into creamed mixture flour, nutmeg,
cinnamon, soda and salt. Fold in nuts and gumdrops. Put mixture
in prepared pan(s). Bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours or until
pick comes out clean. Cool slightly and remove cake from pan and
cool on rack.
 Gum  Drop  Cake

 Ingredients : 
 1 1/2 lbs. fruit gum drops, cut & rolled in 1 c. flour
 1 lb. white raisins
 1 c. nuts
 3 c. flour
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. cloves
 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. melted butter or shortening
 2 c. sugar
 2 eggs, beaten
 1 1/2 c. sieved applesauce
 1 tsp. soda in 1 tbsp. hot water
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation : 
    Beat eggs into sugar, melted butter, and applesauce.  Add dry
 ingredients, nuts, raisins and gum drops.  Bake in slow oven, 300 to
 350 degrees for 2 to 3 hours.  Makes 10 inch angel food (5 1/2
 pounds) or 2 or 3 loaf pans. 
 Gum  Drop  Cake

 Ingredients : 
 1 can Eagle Brand milk
 1/2 lb. coconut
 1 lb. dates
 1 sm. pkg. candied cherries
 10 red gum drops
 10 green gum drops
 1 each red, green and white pineapple slices

 Preparation : 
    Cut gum drops and fruit into small pieces and mix thoroughly by
 hand; pack tightly in small loaf pan that has been lined with
 greased brown paper.  Bake about an hour at 275 degrees.  Peel paper
 off while warm.

Baked Spaghetti

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: hotbreez 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 2:45 PM
  Subject: Can You Find!!!

  About 50 years ago my mother would make a spagetti dish with 
  hunts tomatoe paste or sauce where you and the pasta uncooked 
  to ths mixture .  She talks of this  often I believe she wrote 
  to the hunts company years ago.....But no reply  could you find 
  this recipe for me so I could make this for her.  Please.......

Please Reply

Hello -----?

The recipes below are the only ones that I could find that sounded similar.


  Easy  Bake  Spaghetti

   Ingredients : 
   2 slices bacon, chopped
   2 med. onions, chopped
   1 clove garlic, chopped
   1/2 lb. ground beef
   1 1/2 tsp. salt
   1 tsp. chili powder
   2 (8 oz.) Hunt's tomato sauce
   2 1/2 c. water
   1/2 c. ripe olives, sliced
   1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
   1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
   Pepper to taste

   Preparation : 
     Fry bacon, add onions and garlic and cook until soft.  Add meat
   and brown lightly.  Stir in seasoning, tomato sauce and water. 
   Simmer for 25 minutes.  Stir in ripe olives.  Break 1/2 spaghetti
   into 2 quart greased casserole dish, cover with half of sauce then
   half of cheese, repeat layers.  Cover, bake at 350 degrees for 30
   minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer, until browned and
   bubbly.  Sauce will seem runny but it is necessary for juice to cook
   the uncooked spaghetti.  More meat can be used then what recipe
   calls for.  
  Easy  Spaghetti  Bake

   Ingredients : 
   2 slices bacon, diced
   2 med. onions, chopped
   1 clove garlic, minced
   1/2 lb. lean ground beef
   1 1/2 tsp. salt
   Pepper, to taste
   1 tsp. chili powder
   2 cans (8 oz.) Hunt's tomato sauce
   2 1/2 c. water
   1/2 c. ripe olives, sliced
   1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
   1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated

   Preparation : 
      In large pan or heavy skillet, fry bacon about 2 minutes.  Add
   onions and garlic and cook until soft.  Add meat and cook until it
   turns brown.  Stir in seasonings, tomato sauce and water.  Cover and
   simmer about 25 minutes.  Stir in ripe olives.  Break half the
   spaghetti in greased 2 quart casserole.  Cover with half the sauce
   and half the cheese.  Repeat layers.  Cover with lid or metal foil. 
   Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake 15 minutes
   longer or until browned and bubbly.  Makes 6 servings. 

Apple Roses

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joan
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 9:03 AM
  Subject: apple roses

  I want to know how to make apple roses and would appreciate info.  
  All the other web site that indicate apple roses are not coming up 
  when I click on to them.  Thank you, Joan 

Hi Joan,

I found two working sites that tell how to make apple roses. See:

The Cottage

Apple Roses



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