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Mayonnaise Spice Cake

-----Original Message----- 
From: Nanci
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:54 PM
Subject: Mayo spice cake

Hello Nanci,

See below.


Mayonnaise Spice Cake

1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup raisins
1 cup liquid (from soaking raisins)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice or 1/4 tsp. cloves
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour a rectangular loaf pan.

Boil raisins for 5 minutes in 1 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup rum (or may use 
all water). Remove from heat and soak for 15 minutes before baking.

Combine all dry ingredients. Add raisins and 1 cup of the soaking liquid (if 
some of the liquid has evaporated, add water to measure 1 cup).

Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 
center comes out clean.

May drizzle Confectioners' Icing over top, if desired.
Mayonnaise Spice Cake

1 c. raisins
1 c. water
3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 scant c. mayonnaise
Additional water
Nuts and dates - optional

Simmer raisins and water until raisins are tender. Cool. Mix together dry 
ingredients. Add mayonnaise plus raisins and liquid.
Measure liquid from raisins and add enough water to equal about 1 1/4 or 1 
1/2 cups. Add nuts or dates.
Bake in greased pan at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Mayonnaise Spice Cake

1 c. raisins
1 c. nuts (optional)
1 tsp. soda
1 c. hot water (scant)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. flour

Combine raisins, nuts, soda and hot water; let set for 10 minutes. Stir 
mayonnaise, sugar and spices together;
add flour alternately with hot water mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Mayonnaise Spice Cake

3/4 c. mayonnaise
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. warm water
2 tbsp. honey
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3 tbsp. cocoa

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix mayo, sugar and honey. Sift dry ingredients and add 
alternating with water.
Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes
Spice Mayonnaise Cake

1 c. raisins
1 tsp. soda
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (opt.)
1 c. hot water (scant)

Combine, soak until water cools. 1 tsp. vanilla 1 c. mayonnaise 2 c. flour 1 
tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix sugar, vanilla, mayonnaise, flour and spices together - then stir in 
first ingredients. Bake in a 9 inch square pan.
Doubled recipe - bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan for 35 to 40 minutes. Frost with 
your favorite brown sugar frosting or a white coconut cream frosting. 

Morrison's Toni Salad

-----Original Message----- 
From: elaine
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:49 PM
Subject: Morrison's Cafeteria 'Tony Salad.'

So excited to find so many of these recipes! I worked for Morrison's in two 
Florida locations. I miss their delicious comfort food! There is not one 
place this day and time that could compare to them here in Florida.
I could not find the 'Tony Salad' in your list. It had a light amount of a 
creamy dressing mixed with iceberg lettuce, black & green olives, white & 
yellow cheese chunks. It was one of my favorites. I know I am missing 
something, but I don't remember what the dressing was. It was a mayonnaise 
base. I used to have a dab of their blue cheese dressing added to top of 
Please help me find this.

Hello Elaine,

I found the below recipe in the Morrison's kitchen manual. The dressing used here is just oil & garlic. Individual Morrisons often varied slightly from the manual, so there's no telling what your local Morrison's used.


Toni Salad

Ingredients            Amount

Endive                2 bunches
Lettuce                2 heads
Escarole            2 bunches
Green Onions            2 bunches
Green Olives            1/4 lb.
Ripe Olives            1/4 lb.
Ham, chopped fine        1/4 lb.
Swiss Cheese            1/4 lb.

Cut cheese into thin slivers (approx. 1/4 by 2 inches). Use 5# loaf cheese 
and slice same
thickness as pie cheese, then cut into slivers.

Firm Ripe Tomatoes        2 lbs
Parmesan Cheese            3 ozs

Chef oil            1 pint (It doesn't say exactly what this is. I'd use a 
good salad oil such as canola)
Garlic                4 cloves

Cut up all green stuff and allow to get cold and crisp.

Put all other ingredients on top. Just before placing on counter, add Chef 
oil, lemon juice
and Parmesan cheese.

Toss well and serve.
My Morrison's manual has a slightly different version. The lettuce was iceburg. 
Other lettuces were difficult to get. So, most Morrison's salads used only iceburg. 
Here is the recipe from my manual. 

Morrison’s Toni Salad

Yield: 65 – 6 oz.  portions 

16 lbs.   Lettuce (clean weight) 

Knock core out of lettuce, wash. Drain with core side down and cut into 1 1/4 inch squares. 
Do not chop.

4 lbs. tomatoes
1 lb. ham
1/2 pound Swiss cheese
1/2 pound American Cheese

Cut tomatoes into wedges, 8 per tomato. Julienne cut ham into 1/4 inch strips. 
Add half of Swiss and American cheese and ham and 3 pounds tomato wedges to lettuce and toss. 
Reserve remaining ingredients.

2 bunches green onions sliced fine. 
1 lb. green olives, crushed
1 lb. ripe olives
2 oz. garlic juice
4 oz. lemon juice

Add half of green onions, green and ripe olives. Reserve remainder for garnish. Add lemon juice 
and garlic juice to mixture and toss. Put mixture into serving bowl.
Garnish for top:  Reserved 1 bunch green onions, 1/2 pound green olives, 1 lb. tomato wedges, 
1/4 lb Swiss cheese, 1/4 lb. American cheese, and 1/2 lb. ham, ripe olives, Cover top with 
3 oz. Parmesan cheese. 

Serve in soup bowl. Use garnish in proper proportion to salad. 



Toddle House

-----Original Message----- 
From: elaine 
Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 4:41 PM
To: Phaedrus
Subject: Re: Morrison's Cafeteria 'Toni Salad.'

Thank you for your quick response. Yes, it was as nice that the managers & 
employees could change up some ingredients when the storeroom was our of 
something. I do not remember the cheese being Shredded. It was chunks of the 
Swiss and a yellow cheddar. I do recall how delicious and he chunks of 
smoked ham tasted.
In 2005 I endured many a hospital stay during cancer treatment. I wasn't 
able to keep any food for n for a long time, however, when I was told that 
the hospital food was made by the same company that owned the former 
Cafeterias, I wanted to try to eat again.
What a disappointment! I told them that this gruel was a disgrace to the 
reputation of Morrison Cafeteria! If you were not already sick, you would be 
once you ate that food!
It was not a success for very long! There was absolutely nothing similar in 
that food to the scrumptious, delicious food from the original Morrison's!

The Toddle House chain, operated by Dobbs,  was  another top quality diner 
that was sold to a bunch of crooks that ran it out of business. I worked for 
them, 10 years. Their malt waffle was made from scratch. The quality 
products of their club sandwich is almost impossible to find. The vegetable 
soup was a compliment to the grilled bacon cheese tomato sandwich.
Any chance of finding these recipe specs? I think the food came from MBM, as 
did Golden Corral , back in the day!

Hello Elaine,

Sorry, I had no success locating any of the Toddle House recipes that you asked about. I did find the recipes for their chocolate pie and their hash browns here: Toddle House Chocolate Ice Box Pie

This message board might interest you: Toddle House Roadfood Forum


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