Well, here we are – the final recipe of Reader Month. What a
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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Thanks for posting this! I'd lost the recipe.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Was it good? It looks good. Bet it would be even better grilled.ReplyDelete
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!)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Wow, it's like retro State Fair food. How funny!ReplyDelete
Probably unrelated, but my Dad always liked his salami sandwiches made with raisin bread. Just another strange combo to throw out there. :D
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Pimento cheese slices?!?! OMG!ReplyDelete
I guess old folks are right - things really were better back then.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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-jkDelete
Ummmmmm.... that picture looks like the head of a cobra with its tongue out!ReplyDelete
Now that you sssssay it, I kind of sssssee it.Delete
I was thinking it would be even better with an apple fritter or a bear claw.ReplyDelete
Americans have bear claws. Canadians have beaver tails. What's up with all these horrible sounding names?Delete