By Julie Rothman

The Baltimore Sun

Looking for a hard-to-find recipe or can answer a request? Write to Julie Rothman, Recipe Finder, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or email baltsunrecipefinder@ Names must accompany recipes for them to be published.

Sophie Filippetti from Santa Rosa, Calif., was searching for a recipe for Italian king’s cake.

She said her mother-in-law used to make it often and even won first prize at their county fair some time ago.

She has lost the recipe and wanted to be able to make it for her family again.

Kathleen McMalin from Potter Valley, Calif., sent in a recipe for Torta del Re — king’s cake in Italian. Not to be confused with the king cake common during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, this traditional, flour-less almond cake from the Piedmont region of northern Italy is a popular choice for Passover dessert.


Fred Heskett from Burtonsville, Md., is looking for the recipe for the barbecue sauce that was served on the chicken at the diner in the old Ritchie farmers market on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Md., in the 1960s and ’70s.