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Milton Hershey School Short Cake

From: Janie 
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:14 PM
Subject: Shortcake

I am looking for an old recipe for shortcake from the milton hershey boys school in Hershey, PA.  
It is used for strawberry shortcake it is made on a 9x13 cake pan. I lost the recipe and have been looking for years. 
I would be interested in any recipies from the school you may find. Thank you for your time. 

Hello Janie,

Where did you get the recipe? That might give me a clue as to where I might find it. If it was printed in a magazine or newspaper, which one? And which issue? It might also help to know the time period during which this particular recipe was used at the school.

I had no success finding any recipes at all from Milton Hershey School on the Internet.

Your best bet might be to write to the school or to the alumni association. Contact information is here: Milton Hershey School Alumni Association

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BBQ Shop Chocolate Pie

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dorothy 
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:41 AM
Subject: BBQ Shop in Memphis frozen chocolate pie

Hi Uncle Phaedrus,
The BBQ Shop in Memphis, TN made a great frozen chocolate pie. Do you think 
you could find it? I do appreciate your efforts.
Kind regards,

Hello Dorothy,

I cannot find even a mention of a "frozen chocolate pie" from the BBQ Shop in Memphis. Their menu shows a "Chocolate Silk Pie". Perhaps that's what you mean. However, I had no success finding a recipe for Chocolate Silk Pie from The BBQ Shop. There are other Chocolate Silk Pie recipes on the web.

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Four Seasons Chocolate Velvet Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dorothy 
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:39 AM
Subject: Four Seasons Chocolate Velvet Cake

Hi Uncle Phaedrus,
The Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC made a wonderful cake known as the 
Chocolate Velvet Cake.
Can you find the recipe? Thank you for all your good work!
Kind regards,

Hello Dorothy,

There is a recipe here that claims to be the famous dessert created by Albert Kumin for The Four Seasons. However, the provenance of this recipe is uncertain as the poster of it only says that he got it from his mother: Chocolate Velvet Cake

This book says that the famed recipe is the same as a chocolate fudge cake and gives a recipe for that: Google Books

This site gives a recipe for "La Peche Chocolate Velvet", which it says is an "adaptation" of Kumin's recipe: La Peche Chocolate Velvet

There is a cookbook titled "The Four Seasons Cookbook" by Charlotte Adams (1971) for sale on Amazon: "The Four Seasons Cookbook" by Charlotte Adams
You can buy a used copy for less than a dollar plus shipping. The comments say that this book does indeed have the chocolate velvet cake recipe. I'd go with this one. It has the best chance of being the authentic recipe.
There may be more than one "The Four Seasons Cookbook", so be sure you get the one by Charlotte Adams. I saw a remark that there is another book by that name that does not include the recipe.

These are all that I could find.


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