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brown derby cake

tuxedo Dec 28, 2010 02:19 PM

where can I get a brown derby cake in monmouth or ocean county? thanks!

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    mbw1024 RE: tuxedo Dec 28, 2010 03:26 PM

    does that have peaches in it or something? we get that at Mazur's in Lyndhurst but that doesn't help you.

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      emjaylovin RE: tuxedo Jan 1, 2011 02:55 PM

      Tuxedo - You commented about missing Southern House a while back. I still miss Southern House - corn and apple fritters? I know of nothing similar. Has anything popped up?

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        tuxedo RE: emjaylovin Jan 5, 2011 11:42 AM

        Hickory Hog in Point Pleasant....I hear the chef (s) are from Southern House and have onion loaf and corn fritters on the menu!!!

        Hickory Hog
        3009 Route 88, Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742

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        Gold RE: tuxedo Jan 3, 2011 03:55 AM

        I'm pretty sure Mendokers in Jamesburg will make you a good brown derby

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          cantkick RE: tuxedo Jan 5, 2011 01:45 PM

          Is this similar to Derby Pie? (Chocolate and nuts in a pie shell.)

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            bgut1 RE: cantkick Jan 6, 2011 02:36 PM


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              cantkick RE: bgut1 Jan 7, 2011 03:42 AM

              Will you stop with the pictures! You're ruining my diet!

              (That does look decadent.)

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                bgut1 RE: cantkick Jan 7, 2011 01:10 PM

                sorry :)

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                tuxedo RE: bgut1 Jan 7, 2011 07:42 AM


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              Tay RE: tuxedo Jan 7, 2011 02:28 PM

              Here in NY it's made with bananas, peaches and strawberries. Is the NJ versiion the same?

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                bgut1 RE: Tay Jan 8, 2011 04:57 AM

                It depends on the bakery, but generally there is some type of fruit between the layers.

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                  Tay RE: bgut1 Jan 8, 2011 11:35 AM

                  I think I can see see a banana peeking out from the whipped cream. It looks scrumptious!

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                    bgut1 RE: Tay Jan 8, 2011 09:03 PM

                    You are correct.

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                      RGR RE: bgut1 Jan 10, 2011 12:43 PM

                      bgut, Here I was thinking that you made that cake -- ace baker that you are! :) However, Googling in search of a recipe, I discovered that those photos are of the Brown Derby Cake from Calandra's. I use their Italian bread and French baguettes but had no idea they also make cakes.

                      So far, no luck finding a recipe on-line for a chocolate Brown Derby cake, only grapefruit (via Paula Deen) or red velvet.


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                        buttertart RE: RGR Jan 10, 2011 12:50 PM

                        RGR: Hooray, you're back!

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                          RGR RE: buttertart Jan 10, 2011 02:20 PM

                          Thanks, buttertart! :)


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                            Tay RE: RGR Jan 12, 2011 10:47 AM

                            Welcome back! You have been missed. :-)

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                          bgut1 RE: RGR Jan 10, 2011 01:27 PM

                          The photos were for illustrative purposes only. :) Here is a recipe I found online -

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                            RGR RE: bgut1 Jan 10, 2011 02:23 PM

                            Thanks, b.! That looks easy.

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                  luckysparkplug RE: tuxedo Jan 10, 2011 12:49 PM

                  There is a bakery on 35 in Middletown. I can't remember the name but it is in the strip mall with Indian Restaurant : Neelam and a WOW fitness. I've seen them in there. They have excellent pastry and cookies; but, i've never had the brown derby.

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                    cantkick RE: luckysparkplug Jan 10, 2011 02:08 PM

                    And also Susie's Chocolates (the best candy shop around) and Sono Sushi, a top choice in the area.

                    Also an Italian place that keeps getting one-hit wonder posts pulled..

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                    cling0017 RE: tuxedo Jan 12, 2011 08:52 AM

                    not Monmouth or Ocean but in Middlesex (Edison) you can check out La Bonbonniere, their derby cake is amazing (although I haven't had it anywhere else so I don't exactly have a basis for comparison)


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