Sweet potato pudding gets a fresh start

Recipe Finder

May 14, 1997|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF

"Please help me find a recipe for Sweet Potato Pudding. My Dad always wants this pudding," wrote Mrs. Elvin Myers of Baltimore.

Chef Gilles Syglowski chose a recipe from Molly Hagel of Baltimore. He noted that "this recipe called for fresh grated sweet potatoes instead of canned and it was a real fresh flavor."

Grated potato pudding

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

3 cups peeled, grated, raw sweet potatoes

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

pinch of allspice

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Gradually add potatoes and milk. Add salt and spice. Bake in greased casserole for an hour or until crusty. May be made ahead and reheated.

How about some Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter candy? The request came from Alta Kay of Fayetteville, N.C., and the answer came from Lorraine Nunemaker of Bend, Ore., whose recipe came from "The Carter Family Favorites Cookbook."

Carter's peanut butter

2 cups sugar

1 cup clear corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 cup butter or margarine

4 cups raw peanuts

1 teaspoon baking soda

Butter two 15-by-10-inch pans.

Blend sugar, corn syrup, water and butter. Cook to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. Add peanuts and cook to 280 degrees. Stir occasionally and continue cooking to 305 degrees. Remove from heat.

Add baking soda and stir quickly until mixture foams. Quickly pour into the 2 buttered pans and spread thinly over entire surface of each. Cool until hard and break into pieces.

Recipe requests

Yvonne Samitore of Walla Walla, Wash., wants to make Prince Charles Soup, which she believes is made with chicken broth, tomatoes and other ingredients.

Frances L. Dalfonzo of Baltimore writes that she would very much like to have the very different and delicious recipe for a chicken salad which she had at the Mezzaluna Restaurant in Brentwood, Calif. "It had small pieces of chicken, yellow squash, green squash and green pepper and was served warm on several kinds of lettuce with a dressing over all."

Beth Woodell of Baltimore wants a dessert she had at Louie's Bookstore Cafe that was a white chocolate, almond, coconut tart. She wants to duplicate it if possible.

Joyce Dickey of Woodstock, Ill., would love to have the apple pancake recipe like the ones served at Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Illinois. "It's full of apple, cinnamon and butter," she wrote.

Chefs Syglowski and Kent Rigby, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International College, tested these recipes.

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a long-gone recipe, maybe we can help. Write to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

If you send in more than one recipe, put each on a separate sheet of paper with your name, address and phone number. Please note the number of servings which each recipe makes. We will test the first 12 recipes sent to us.

Pub Date: 5/14/97

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