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Bon Appetit Baked Porridge

-----Original Message----- 
From: Anna 
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:35 AM
Subject: List Recipe Porridge

I have lost a recipe for baked porridge. The recipe appeared in Bon Appetit 
in the late 80's early 90's. It was in RSVP. It was from a ski lodge in 
Colorado. It's more relevant today then it was then. I can't find the 
magazine, the recipe or get any help from Bon Appetit

Thanks so much

Hello Anna,

Sorry, I had no success with this. I'll post it for reader input, but it will be after New Year's before it appears.


From: Janet
Subject: Baked porridge recipe
Date: Monday, February 06, 2017 6:14 PM

In regards to the request for baked porridge on 1/27/17.

 There is a recipe called old-fashioned porridge on page 24 of the December 1991 issue of Bon Appétit. 
Since it's at the beginning of the book it was probably from the RSVP section. My collection ends on 
December 1990 but I happen to have an index for 1991. 

I checked my issues from the mid-80s to 1990 and didn't see anything with the title baked porridge.  

Perhaps the reader could let you know what the exact title of the recipe was.  The bon appétit index 
is not quite is thorough as the gourmet magazine index was.  
From: Janet
Subject: Recipe request January 27, 2017
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:15 PM


I found the baked porridge recipe that was requested. 



Old-Fashioned Porridge (Bon Appetit)

At the restaurant the porridge is topped with vanilla ice cream (yes, at breakfast)
and a drizzle of maple syrup. It's equally delicious with a little milk poured over.

4 servings

3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 eggs, beaten to blend
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Chilled milk or whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring water and salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce
heat to medium-low. Add oats and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer oatmeal
to 6-cup souffle dish. Add all remaining ingredients except milk and stir until well
combined. Bake until set, about 1 hour.

Spoon porridge into bowls. Serve, passing milk separately.

Van de Kamp's Cake Frosting Roses

From: Monajean 
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:24 AM
Subject: Van den kamp Cake Frosting

Hi, my name is Monajean I would love to have the 1966  Van de Kamp birthday cake 
frosting Recipe, and the Birthday cake recipe for the flowers they put on their 
Birthday Cakes. I loved their cakes as a kid. Thank you Monajean

Hello Monajean,

Sorry, no success with this. My Van de Kamp’s page is here: Van de Kamp's

You’ll find a link on that page to a recipe that is supposed to “taste like” Van de Kamp’s white cake frosting. That’s the only thing I have ever been able to find. Van de Kamp’s actual recipes vanished when the bakery closed.

As for the roses, someone asked that question and was told they were made of meringue here: Yahoo Answers

Will post for reader input.


Woolworth's Canada

-----Original Message----- 
From: Maureen
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 8:10 AM
Subject: Cake and icing recipe

I am hoping you will be able to help me find a recipe from the Woolworths 
lunch counter in baking shop for their decorative cakes used for birthdays 
and special occasions. These cakes came in chocolate or vanilla and we're 
decorated with roses around the bottom and the top edge of the cake icing 
was usually white and the colour of roses was your choice. They froze like a 
charm and the icing was the sweetest I ever tasted. Do you have their icing 
recipes? If so I would very much appreciate you finding the vanilla birthday 
cake with icing for me.
This cake and icing were being sold at Woolworth department  store in 
Sudbury, Ontario Canada through the early 90s

thank you,


Hello Maureen,

The recipe manual that I have is from F.W. Woolworth's lunch counters in the U.S.A. from the 1960s. My copy is missing the cake, pie and dessert recipes.

I could not find anything about Woolworth's Canada decorative cakes.

It may be relevant that Woolworth's in Canada, the UK, and other countries, while they were subsidiaries of F.W. Woolworth's U.S.A., were operated as separate companies and did not sell exactly the same products as the US stores.


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