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Machine Shed Buttermilk Pancakes

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From: Dara
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:26 PM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: The Machine Shed Restaurant Pancake

I am looking for The Machine Shed Restaurant Pancake recipe. Do you have the 
recipe?

Thanks

Dara

Hello Dara,

Sorry, no luck. This recipe does not appear to be available, and no one has created a copycat.

Phaed

From: "Dara" 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com
Subject: Re: The Machine Shed Restaurant Pancake
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:30 PM

Thanks for looking.  I found this recipe for their Carrot Cake Pancake recipe. Just in case someone is looking for it.

http://www.themorningblend.com/recipes/100983364.html

Dara 

Woman's Day French Cassoulet

From: Barbara 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:56 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: 70's recipes

Hi, Uncle,

I wonder if you could find two recipes from the early 70’s that appeared in Woman’s Day magazine in a special recipe section. 
One was named(I think) French Cassoullet, with beans and Kielbasa, and the other was a southern style bean soup that had salt 
pork and collard greens in it. I made both many times, but in a lot of subsequent moves have lost both recipes, and it’s been 
so long that I can’t remember how to make them. They are both “comfort food” at it’s best. Hope you can help. 

Thanks, Barbara 

Hello Barbara,

In the future, please remember to send each request in a separate e-mail. I will look for the soup as a separate request and reply in a separate e-mail.

I do not have access to a collection of old Woman’s Day magazines. There is no comprehensive website of recipes from Woman’s Day Magazine. There are a couple of websites that have a searchable database of magazine recipes, but they don’t have Woman’s Day included. A general search of the Internet did not turn up a “French Cassoulet” recipe with beans and kielbasa and a connection with Woman’s Day.

Woman’s Day does have its own website with recipes, but it does not give the dates, if any, that the recipes appeared in the magazine. There do not appear to be recipes from years ago included. A search of that site turned up the below linked recipes. All have sausage and beans, but only the first one mentions kielbasa as the type of sausage. Please let me know if one of these is it:

Shortcut Cassoulet

White Bean & Sausage Cassoulet

Quick Cassoulet 1

Quick Cassoulet 2

Easy Cassoulet

Woman’s Day has a Facebook page here:

Woman's Day on Facebook

Phaed


Bean Soup with Collard Greens

From: Barbara 
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:56 AM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: 70's recipes

Hi, Uncle,

I wonder if you could find two recipes from the early 70’s that appeared in Woman’s Day magazine in a special recipe section. 
One was named(I think) French Cassoullet, with beans and Kielbasa, and the other was a southern style bean soup that had salt 
pork and collard greens in it. I made both many times, but in a lot of subsequent moves have lost both recipes, and it’s been 
so long that I can’t remember how to make them. They are both “comfort food” at it’s best. Hope you can help. 

Thanks, Barbara 

Hello Barbara,

Sorry, I had no success locating the bean soup recipe with collard greens from Woman’s Day. Searching for recipes like this by the fact that it was in a particular magazine is problematic due to the fact that often people omit the source when they post a recipe on the Internet. This makes details, such as the exact name of the recipe and detailed ingredients, very important. With bean dishes, the exact type of beans called for is also helpful.

I did not find any recipe called “southern style bean soup”. There was no recipe on the Woman’s Day website that fit your description. There are a few bean soup recipes with collard greens on the web, but not with salt pork. One that I saw had sausage and one had no meat at all.

Phaed


Sure-Fire, No-Fail White Cake

From: Megan 
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 9:22 PM
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Subject: Sure-fire, no-fail white cake

Looking for a recipe called "Sure-fire, no-fail white cake".

Have tried Google searching, and asking on chow.com.
A very reliable and cakey recipe. Not sponge cake, more like lumberjack cake.  Nice crumb.
Published by Mary Moore in the North Bay Nugget newspaper in 1970's. 
Possibly originally published in "The Mary Moore Cookbook". Canadian classic from the 1970s. 

Thanks for any help you can give!

Megan

Hello Megan,

I did a thorough search, and I cannot find any mention of a cake recipe by that name, or a white cake recipe by Mary Moore. I found white cake recipes called “sure-fire white cake”, “no-fail white cake”, and “never-fail white cake”, but none called “sure-fire, no-fail white cake” except for the requests that you yourself have made on message boards. I had no success finding a white cake recipe from the North Bay Nugget. Mary Moore did a newspaper column for years that was syndicated to a number of Canadian newspapers – not just the North Bay Nugget. I found two possible names for newspaper columns by her: “Canadian Cookery for Canadian Women" and “Cooking Can Be Fun”. A search of Canadian newspaper archives at www.newspaperarchives.com did not turn up a white cake recipe by her.
There are several used copies of “The Mary Moore Cookbook” for sale on the web, but they are expensive – $80.00 and up.

I have written to a couple of people who have that cookbook, but it may take some time to get a reply, if they reply at all. The e-mail addresses that I have may not be current. Other than posting your request on my site, I see no additional ways for me to pursue this.

The North Bay Nugget will research their archives for a fee of $18.00 plus tax ($20.00 plus tax outside Canada) per article. See: North Bay Nugget . This may be your best option. If you choose this option, wait a couple of weeks in case I get a response to my e-mails.

Phaed

Megan,

Where do you live? Not street address, but country & state or province & city or town?

Phaed

Toronto, Ontario

Megan,

Have you checked to see whether your local library has a copy of “The Mary Moore Cookbook”? If they don’t they can get it transferred from another library. One of my contacts is a librarian in Guelph, Ontario, and she indicates that every library in Canada that is a member of the library system has access to a copy of that cookbook. The libraries in a city the size of Toronto certainly would. – if not city libraries, then University libraries. Libraries also have back issues of newspapers such as “The North Bay Nugget”, usually on microfilm.

Phaed


Thanks for the tip. Yes, one of our Toronto Public Library branches has it in their reference collection. I'll make the trip up there to check it out.
Megan

Lisa found the below recipe. At first I was puzzled as to why I had no luck finding it, but now I see that it was just posted on that site yesterday: "Yesterday, 08:12 PM".

Mary Moore's Sure-Fire No-Fail White Cake

Ingredients:

Batter:
2 cups (less 1 Tbsp) sifted all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
7/8 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Frosting:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup sifted icing (confectioners) sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

Sift together three times the sifted flour, baking powder and salt.
In beater bowl cream together butter and sugar until light then beat in eggs.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternating with milk and vanilla, in thirds, using beaters
on "low" speed and scraping down sides of bowl once.
Turn into 8-inch x 8-inch pan lined on bottom with buttered wax paper. Butter sides of pan too.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until it tests down when touched lightly.
Cool cake on rack if desired.

To make Caramel Frosting, melt butter in saucepan then add brown sugar and stir
over low heat two minutes. Add milk and stir constantly until it comes to a boil.
Remove from heat. Add icing sugar and vanilla and beat just until of spreading consistency.
Spread on cake in pan and sprinkle top with nuts OR turn cake out of pan onto
serving plate and frost top and sides, then, of course, top coating of icing will be thinner.
Good both ways.

Source: Mary Moore newspaper food column, Jun 17, 1971, Windsor Star.

I found it at http://www.recipesecrets.net/forums/recipe-exchange/47317-mary-moores-sure-fire-no-fail-white-cake.html.

Hopefully this is what you're looking for.

Regards,
Lisa

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