Monday, 30 September 2013

Reader Recipe: Gold’n Brown Sandwiches


Well, here we are – the final recipe of Reader Month. What a dark incredible journey it’s been! I got intimate with Candle Salad, learned the ins and outs of Ice Cream Bread and even lost five pounds in an hour, courtesy of Mushroom Fluff.

I saved the most challenging recipe for last. This one was sent to me by Jennifer from the February 1954 edition of McCall's magazine. I know cutting a donut in half and inserting a piece of cheese may seem complicated, but just follow the instructions carefully and give yourself plenty of time. You can do this!

Actually, I posted this to prove a point. Everyone’s going on about weird food combinations these days, like chocolate-dipped bacon or marshmallow-crusted chicken or salads with shards of glass. But this recipe proves people have been doing stupid things with food for a very long time. It reminds me of that old saying: What goes around will come around again even though people think it's the first time they've seen it. That makes sense, right?

Thanks to everyone who submitted a recipe. If I didn’t get to yours, it doesn’t mean I won’t feature it in the coming months so keep your eyes peeled. If you’ve got a recipe you want to share, email cakercooking at gmail dot com.

Directions: Take a donut. Cut it in half. Put a piece of cheese in it. Eat it.

Source: Caker Jennifer via McCall’s 

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20 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! I'd lost the recipe.

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    1. If you did lose it, how could you ever forget how to make it? It's just cheese and donuts. Thanks for sending it, though!

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  2. Was it good? It looks good. Bet it would be even better grilled.

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    1. Meh. I think I should've used a different donut. Like a cake donut. Something a little denser and bread-like. Real cheddar would've helped, too. (Ack! I can't believe I just said that!)

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  3. I love the simplicity of this one. I bet it would be even more delicious if you added a dab of jam. Jam & cheese- a taste sensation! Think of all the time you saved not having to haul out the old can opener for this recipe.

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    1. Any recipe that doesn't involve a can opener is a-okay in my book. If I can avoid opening a box, that's a bonus point.

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  4. My family loved this! I didn't have donuts or sliced cheese on hand so I made a couple of substitutions. Here's what I did: I took 6 lbs. of ground venison and stewed it in about 2 cups of lard. Then, I tossed in a jar of Cheez Whiz, some chopped up pickles and a handful of dried apricots. I let that simmer and served it over crushed up Ritz crackers. It looked very similar to the picture you posted and I do think my slight changes were an improvement over the original.

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    1. Let me get this straight, Patrick. You didn't have donuts or cheese on hand but you had venison, lard, pickles, dried apricots and Ritz crackers? I can only hope the pickles were gherkins, because dill pickles would've completely changed the flavour of this dish.

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  5. Wow, it's like retro State Fair food. How funny!

    Probably unrelated, but my Dad always liked his salami sandwiches made with raisin bread. Just another strange combo to throw out there. :D

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    1. It's a fact - dads eat weird things. Mine used to eat turkey necks, sardine sandwiches, rice with maple syrup poured over it and bits of lint.

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  6. My 8 year old saves up for trips to the cheese shop (and no, I haven't shown him the Monty Python bit...yet). I showed him this, and he got a terrified/sick look of alarm that I might use his precious cheese in doughnuts. I mean, he very nearly cried.

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    1. I never knew kids could get so attached to cheese. I mean, teddy bears, sure. But a block of Velveeta is awfully hard to cuddle with at night.

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  7. Pimento cheese slices?!?! OMG!

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    1. I guess old folks are right - things really were better back then.

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  8. My daughter informs me that a certain California county fair deep fries Kool Aid. I think that would be the perfect accompaniment to this sandwich.

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    1. Well, I recently had deep fried cola, so I can't imagine Kool Aid would be that much different. Plus, you'd get to experience the excitement of that big Kool Aid jug bursting through the wall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6xC8KM-jk

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  9. Ummmmmm.... that picture looks like the head of a cobra with its tongue out!

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    1. Now that you sssssay it, I kind of sssssee it.

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  10. I was thinking it would be even better with an apple fritter or a bear claw.

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    1. Americans have bear claws. Canadians have beaver tails. What's up with all these horrible sounding names?

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