Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 7:03 PM
Subject: Lost recipe
Phaedrus Ė Itís been quite a while since Iíve needed a recipe from you. Since then weíve moved to a new town,
and then to a senior complex, my son-in-law passed away last year (still miss him so much, canít imagine how
my daughter feels), and I got rid of cancer this year. We had to downsize for this last move but kept all my
recipe books. However, somehow I cannot find my recipe for Tropical Pie. It was in an old Better Homes and
Gardens 5-ring recipe book. When that one was getting pretty frayed I bought the Better Homes and Gardens
New Cookbook, dated 1981. I didnít keep the cover for the old one and there is no date in it. I kept the
old recipes when I found that some of the recipes were not in the new one, including the Tropical Pie recipe,
which is listed in the Pastry and pies section under Meringue pies on page 303. That page is now missing
from my book and Iíve looked everywhere for it. I want to serve it to a couple neighbors this Friday, but
if you canít find it my backup pie is peach. Peaches are in the grocery stores now and the Colorado ones
are juicy wonderful.
Thank you for your help over the years. Itís really appreciated.
Here it is, from the 1960s BH&G Cookbook.
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
* * *
2 stiff-beaten egg whites
1 baked 9-inch pastry shell
1 recipe Meringue
In saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Blend in fruit juices.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir
2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks;return to hot mixture.
Bring to boiling and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add butter and vanilla. Cool till just slightly warm.
Fold in the stiff-beaten egg whites. Pour into cooled pastry shell.
Spread meringue over filling, sealing to edges of pastry. Bake in moderate
oven (350į) 12 to 15 minutes or till meringue is golden brown. Cool pie
Meringue: Beat 3 egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar,
and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla till soft peaks form. Gradually add 6 tablespoons
sugar, beating till stiff peaks form and all sugar is dissolved.
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 10:25 AM
Subject: Salad dressing
Orlandos creamy Italian dressing from orland restaurant in ces mine iowa,
also sold in hyvee grocery stores in Iowa
Sorry, no luck with a recipe for this. Itís sold at several local grocery stores
(Hy-Vee, Fareway, and Dahl's).
Iíll post it on the site for reader input.
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 12:34 AM
Subject: Helms chocolate layer cake?
I see on your website that you have only been able to find a few Helms
Bakery recipes, but my favorites were the dark chocolate layer cake and its
twin, the lemon layer cake. Iíd be thrilled if you could find either or (if
I am lucky) both of the recipes. Thanks for trying!
Sorry, other than the four recipes that I have linked from my Helms Bakery
page, I have not had any success locating any of their recipes:
I searched again today for you, but no success with the chocolate or lemon
There are a lot of Helms Bakery memories here:
Old LA Restaurants
I'll post this for reader input.