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Recipe Finder: Doebereiner's chocolate cake

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A few years ago, Janet Plum of Kingsville, Md., wrote wanting help locating the recipe for a favorite chocolate cake from her childhood; it was made by a German bakery in downtown Baltimore called Doebereiner's in the 1940s and '50s.

At the time of her original request, in September 2014, I never heard from anyone about the recipe. Then, as ...Read more

Recipe Finder: Classic Baltimore rainbow cake

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Mary Sayler of Tewksbury, N.J., was in search of the recipe for the rainbow cake that was made by Silbers bakery in Baltimore many years ago. She and her family have fond memories of that cake, and she was hoping to be able to make it at home.

Sadly, Silbers has been closed for many years, and their original recipe is not available. However, ...Read more

Recipe Finder: Petit Louis Bistro's mini madeleines

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Abbie Hoffman of Lutherville, Md., was hoping to get the recipe for the wonderful little butter cookies/cakes that are frequently served with along with cappuccino at Petit Louis Bistro in Roland Park, Md. She said they provide just the right amount of sweetness at the end of a rich meal, and was hoping to be able to make them at home.

I ...Read more

Recipe Finder: Rum raisin carrot cake perfect

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Valerie Serao of Stony Point, N.Y., was looking for the recipe for a carrot cake that she thinks might have been published in The New York Times in the late 1970s. Through many moves over the years, the recipe has been lost. What she remembers most was that the cake contained walnuts and raisins, and the raisins were soaked in dark rum to plump ...Read more

Recipe Finder: Uncovering Silbers chocolate-topped cookie recipe in museum archives

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Joanie Lesnick, now living in Brookline, Mass., grew up in Baltimore and was hoping I could help her locate the recipe for the chocolate-topped cookies made by the now-closed Silbers in Baltimore.

The last Silbers closed in 1980, and while there are a few family members still living in Baltimore, none I contacted had the original recipe. Lissa ...Read more

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