Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2016 8:20 AM
Subject: Chocolate Fruitcake
My husband's 99 year old grandmother has always talked about her mother making her chocolate fruitcake.
She was a German Immigrant after the first world war, and would not share the recipe, even with her children.
Nannie has always been hard or hearing, and is now almost completely blind. Her health is failing quickly...
I would love to know if there is an early 1900's recipe for a Chocolate Fruitcake that I could make for Christmas.
Sorry, no success. It’s really difficult to find a recipe from a particular period of time. It may be “out there”,
but the person who posted it may not have stated that it’s from “the early 1900s.” I found several chocolate fruitcake recipes,
but none gave a date.
See if you can find out any of the ingredients. That would be the way to search for this.
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Chocolate Fruitcake
Thank you. I can try some of the recipes you found and see if any of them strike her fancy. She remembers her mother coating
them in a liquid (rum? Vodka? ) and wrapping them up and storing them for a week or so.
I found none with vodka. Brandy or rum is typical. There is such a recipe here: 1-3-2005
and one below.
Chocolate Rum Fruitcake
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. applesauce
1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. dark rum
1 c. pecans, chopped
1 c. raisins, chopped
1/2 c. dates, chopped
1/4 c. dark rum
Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt into bowl.
Mix in applesauce, milk and 2 tablespoons rum. Mix in pecans, raisins and dates. Pour into greased
and floured 9 inch tube pan with removable bottom.
Bake in preheated moderate oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool in pan or on wire rack. Slowly pour 1/4 cup rum over cake while still hot.
Cool to room temperature. Wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 24 hours.
Perfect! Thank you!
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Wag's meatloaf
Back in the '70's and '80's Walgreens had restaurants in their stores,
Wag's. My brother, a meatloaf connoisseur, loved their meatloaf. I can't
find the recipe nor a copycat for this. Perhaps a former employee would
have the magic recipe.
Thanks so much.
I had no success with it. I'll post this for reader input.
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 8:37 AM
Wyatts cafeteria had the best. I think it had cottage cheese in it. It was
light and fluffy not packy. Do you have their receipe?
Sorry, no success with Wyatt's Cafeteria cheesecake. I do not have it and I
had no success finding it on the Internet. Below is the Luby's Cafeteria
cheesecake recipe, which may be similar.
You might also try Woolworth's Ice Box cheesecake recipe here: 4-5-2002
Fluffy Cheesecake From Lubys Cafeteria
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, room temp.
1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (I used a little more)
1 pint whipping cream, whipped
2 graham cracker pie crusts
graham cracker crumbs for garnish
How to make it
Cream together the first three ingredients until fluffy.
Blend in lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Fold in the whipped cream until well blended.
Divide between the two crusts and sprinkle top with graham cracker crumbs.
Refrigerate at least 3 to 4 hours before serving.
Cook time is the chill time.