Re: Cornbread From: Bonnie Date: 9/27/2023, 11:54 AM To: Phaedrus
On 9/26/2023 10:10 PM, Bonnie wrote: Hi, just a thank you. I don't think I wrote to you before but if I did it's going to say the same thing. You gave us the cornbread recipe from the Horn and Hardart restaurant. It was phenomenal! I gave the recipe to a coworker who loves to cook. Anybody who makes 35 pounds of mashed potatoes from scratch for a family gathering is what I call somebody who likes to cook. Anyway, I gave him the recipe and he said everyone just sat around the table and devoured the whole cake before the meal. He was eternally grateful and that's now being served at every gathering. I do have a question but I know how Coney Island recipes are heavily guarded and all the ones that I read are basically what we call Sloppy Joe's or "barbecue" in Reading, Pennsylvania: ground beef with onions and ketchup and mustard and vinegar and a bit of sugar, cook down and served in buns. Even the book called Road Food by Jane and Michael Stern ( think that's what the name was) used it as an authentic Coney recipe but it wasn't. I make that myself and instead of using hamburger buns I use hot dog buns because in all the stuff doesn't fall out of the bottom. Anyway, we had a Coney Island restaurant called the Crystal Palace that closed in the 70's and to this day I can't find the recipe. The last time I looked you had 600 recipes and some of them were similar and I tried all different combinations but I just can't replace that taste. The owner used to line up hot dog rolls on his arm and slather the stuff on the hotdogs. That was one of the attractions and it worked. He also put it on hamburgers. Anyway if you ever find one that doesn't have tomato, let me know. By the way, I had told so many people about your site. I am sure that you have made so many people happy by providing a favorite recipe from their past. Have a great day! Warm regards, Bonnie
Sorry, I had no success looking for a recipe for the Crystal Palace coney Island sauce or hot dog chili. If I happen across one with no tomato, I'll send it to you.
Bonnie, I can't find my copy of that Horn & Hardart cornbread recipe. Can you send that recipe back to me?
Thank you for looking! I knew it was a longshot but you never know. Here's the recipe. Two boxes of Jiffy Cornbread mix. Follow the directions on the boxes. One box Duncan Hines SuperMoist yellow cake mix. Follow the directions on the box. Pour both mixtures into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Do not beat. Pour into a greased 13 x 9" pan and bake at 350° until done. By the way, you should make this. It's fabulous! ?? Bonnie