I am in the midst of cleaning out old files, which includes old recipes. I came upon one I have to share as it was one of my most favorite desserts in the 1970s. I used to hang out a lot at a restaurant/bar in Honolulu called Horatio’s. Needless to say, it had a nautical theme and an absolutely divine version of Pimm’s Cup No.1. It also had “burnt crème”. The first time I tasted this kind of dessert was at Horatio’s (Ward Avenue locale). So in looking through the recipes I am either going to document, or discard, I came upon just that recipe card. It was so popular it was also shown in the recipes section of a Sunday Honolulu Advertiser issue (shown side-by-side, here). So here is the recipe for Horatio’s Burnt Crème:
Since I am trekking down memory lane, The Advertiser used to go out to restaurants with popular recipes and get the chefs to let them print the best of the best. Spats was an Italian restaurant in Waikiki at the Hyatt Regency that turned into disco when the dinner time was over. They closed in the 80’s. But here is their Amaretto Torte recipe for your enjoyment:
Recently a neighbor/friend of mine brought us a delicious raspberry glaze sheet cake made from her mother’s recipe (credit to Gloria Forney & Samantha Forney). Samantha gave me permission to put this up on this website. Hope you enjoy it!