washington pie

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2008/07/03 17:05:00 (permalink)

washington pie

We went to a stump trivia night at a bar last night and when the food topic came up, I was stoked.
the question was, what state pie is layers of cake filled with jam in between.
The answer was Washington Pie; I find this very confusing and have never seen it or heard of it.
I googled it and it is named after George Washington, not the state of WA.
Anyone ever seen it, eaten it, or heard of it?
Tell me I'm not crazy.
Beth
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    seafarer john
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 11:24:25 (permalink)
    I googled for a recipe and came up with a whole bunch. The first page had nothing like you described, so I quit right there. Maybe there was a Washington State version somewhere in page 2-whatever.

    Cheers, John
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    magcentric
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 12:25:18 (permalink)
    This recipe is close to the original, ( except for the canned pie filling ).

    Washington Pie
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    2 tsp. vanilla
    3/4 cup milk
    1 1/2 T. margarine
    1 1/2 cup flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    cherry pie filling
    confectioners' sugar
    Beat eggs until thick and very light in color. Beat in sugar gradually. Beat in vanilla. Continue to beat until blended. Heat milk and butter to boiling point. Beat into creamed mixture. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat slowly until blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 inch pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Finish cooling on cake racks. Spread cherry pie filling between layers and dust with confectioners' sugar
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    Greymo
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 12:42:23 (permalink)
    Here is something interesting about Washington Pie (which is really a cake).

    http://www.relishmag.com/article/137.html
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    bethgrd
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 12:46:26 (permalink)
    hey, that is interesting.thanks.beth
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 13:06:56 (permalink)
    Nice piece of history...thanks!
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    tiki
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/04 15:02:32 (permalink)
    Boston cream pie always stuck me as a cake also--and shoofly pie always looked to me like a giant cookie
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/07 09:13:51 (permalink)
    I have a cookbook at home,called A Thousand Ways to Please A Husband,by Helen Cowles Lecron and Louise Bennet Weaver,published in 1917.They wrote a series of cookbooks.A Thousand Ways to Please A Family,Bettina's Best Desserts,Bettina's Best Salads, When Sue Begins to Cook. Bettina is the main carcheter in their books. The books read like little novels,each chapter has some event going on,and at the end,it gives the menu,and recipes. This is followed in all the books except Bettina's Best Salads and Bettinas Best Desserts.These are just regular cookbooks with recipes.
    Sue,is Bettina's Daughter,and When Sue Begins to Cook is a cookbook for children.They revised A Thousand Ways to Please A Husband in the 1930s.
    What does this have to do with Washington Pie?Well they give a recipe for it,and theirs has merguine on top.
    I'll try to post the recipe for you.
    Also,I have a Modern Priscilla Cookbook from the 1920s that has a recipe in it for macaroni croquettes,in other words,deep fried macaroni,will try to post that too.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: washington pie 2008/07/07 10:16:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by bethgrd

    We went to a stump trivia night at a bar last night and when the food topic came up, I was stoked.
    the question was, what state pie is layers of cake filled with jam in between.
    The answer was Washington Pie; I find this very confusing and have never seen it or heard of it.
    I googled it and it is named after George Washington, not the state of WA.
    Anyone ever seen it, eaten it, or heard of it?
    Tell me I'm not crazy.
    Beth
    But isn't the state of WA named after our George Washington?
    If the WA legilature is anything like ours here in MA it would make sense that this would indeed be the state pie. Chow Jim
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    RE: washington pie 2008/08/20 15:12:57 (permalink)
    If you haven't had Washington Pie, you should try it! When I was a kid in the mid 1970s, they sold chunks (not an elegant term, but the most true to life description I can think of) of it for 10 cents at the City Bakery on LaGrange Street in the small town of Hallettsville, Texas. They still might, for all I know; the bakery still does a thriving business in kolaches, bread and other goodies. That Washington Pie was the tastiest thing ever. You could go all afternoon on a nice chunk. I'm going to have to go an try and bake some now and cut it into chunks for my kids!
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