Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:14 PM
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.
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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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.
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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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!
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:
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.