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October 21, 2005

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Audrey G

Hello Fellow Foodies! I grew up in West LA and remember going to Blum's in Beverly Hills with my grandmother. I always had the Coffiesta Sundae.....and she ordered the cake. Now I live on the central coast and have found the cake replicated at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, where it's called Toffee Crunch Cake. Cost is $7.00 for one slice or $30. for the whole cake....worth every penny!!! Both recipes are available online by googling "Blum's Coffee Crunch Cake" or "Blum's Toffiesta." Enjoy!

Carrie Ross

I would just love to have the Towensend's cream spinach recipe recipe is it avaiable?

Pat Boomer

And don't forget coffee-ettes, or however they were spelled. There was a Blum's at Stanford Shopping Center too -- we'd always save our last few dollars for a Coffiesta Sundae. OMG, how I wish I could have one of those today. I've always felt it would be a GREAT fundraiser if some SF charity could recreate Blums for just an evening. It wouldn't have to be everything, just those special key items!

Jane Alvord Knispek

Does anyone have the recipe for Blum's great cheesecake? It was one of a kind and nothing else matches or tastes like Blum's cheese cake. It had 3 layers if I remember correctly, was a pre-teen at the time but I do remember the taste.

Leslie

Growing up in the 60s in Berkeley, it was always a treat to go to Edy's on Shattuck for an ice cream treat. Any one remember the coffee parfaits, made with this wonderful coffee syrup in the bottom of the glass? When you stuck in the long spoon, you had to carefully press down so the syrup oozed around the vanilla ice cream to the top of the glass. Of course, it almost always bubbled over and down the sides. I have tried to recreate the coffee syrup using mostly brown sugar, corn syrup, espresso and vanilla. Close, but not how I remember it......

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