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Jewish Honey Cake
From Avi Mandell, White Plains, N.Y.
I’ve been trying for years to make a light, moist, tender honey cake, the kind that uses oil in place of butter. I’ve tinkered with many recipes but have never quite been able to produce one that I love. Do you have a tried-and-true recipe for honey cake that you’re willing to share with me?
From Cindy schlager, Rockland, Mass.
Do you know the pizza tradition of bar pies? These are pizzas sold on the South Shore of Massachusetts, just south of Boston. The pizza is baked in an oiled metal pan. The crust is buttery and gets really crisp, especially at the edges. I’d love to figure out how to make it at home. Does anyone have a recipe?
Pittsburgh Barbecue Chipped Ham Sandwiches
From Mary Birnie, Chantilly, Va.
Does anybody know how to make a proper barbecue chipped ham sandwich, like those I used to eat at school cafeterias in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area? I moved away several years ago, and not a soul I’ve met since has ever even heard of this sandwich.
Caramel Apple Blossoms
From Deborah Johnson, Two Harbors, Minn.
Do any of you know apple blossoms? They are similar to apple dumplings, but there is caramel inside, too, not just fruit. I’ve heard that the recipe was developed in the 1930s and that home bakers won many a contest with them. Lately, I’ve noticed that a company named Chudleigh’s is selling “blossoms” to supermarkets. I’d rather prepare them myself, but I don’t know how to make a good version. Can you help?
From Joanna Cossette, Miami, Fla.
I grew up in New Jersey and my father used to bring these bars home from New York City for me and my sister. They were very simple: fig jam with pie dough on either side and a light glaze on top. I’d love to make these to surprise my sister.