HEALTHY HELLO DOLLIES

When I was in college, every time I walked into a room, someone would jump to a piano or grab a violin and start playing this song.

My name was the joke of the entire student body, but I still loved the beautiful film and the incredible rendition by Barbra Streisand and Louis Armstrong – the two greats! Little did I know that there was actually a dessert called Hello Dolly. Apparently, the eponymous Broadway show was immensely popular in the sixties, and an eleven-year old Alecia Leigh Coach from Dallas, Texas, borrowed her grandmother’s cake recipe, tweaked it a little, gave it a jazzy name, and sent it to the first American food columnist, Clementine Paddleford, who featured it in “the Week” magazine in 1965 (http://cabingoddess.com). Here is a delicious healthy twist on this musical treat that bears my name, developed by lovely Stella.

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    1. Good afternoon to you, sweetie!

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      1. Thanks Koolkosher 🐞https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FKtdvkCC2jI/VD-6cOH36YI/AAAAAAAAKCY/zSGVg3zJcLo/s1600/kirmizi_guller_red_roses%2B(6).gif

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  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Very tasty dessert bar. friend in high school exposed me to ‘Hello Dollys’ as I’d never heard of them before (being Romanian). She shared her recipe and I’ve made it since. I know what it’s like to get tired of having people break into songs with your name in them. There are several (4 or 5) with my REAL name in them. 🙂

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    1. Considering that jazz was barely legal in communist Russia, Louis Armstrong was practically idolized, and every foreign film was a great event, I wasn’t even annoyed. Also, most of my college mates were quite talented (otherwise they wouldn’t be there!), and their variations on a theme were always fun.
      I am looking forward to making this dessert when we finally get our power restored and come home.

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  2. Louis Armstrong’s vocal numbers are the best!

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    1. Oh, he was a genius, no doubt! 😻

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  3. E says:

    A delicious treat, a fantastic song and two great women: you and Babs! I think it was in The Mirror Has Two Faces, one of my favorite film scenes Barbara is out to dinner and says she likes creating “the perfect bite” by dipping her fork into each item on her plate. Ever since seeing that scene I try to do that when I each. Those desert Dollies look like the perfect bite!

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    1. Thank you so much a lovely comment! Please don’t put me in the same league as the great Barbra, but the Dolly Bites is a great idea – I just might make them bite size! 😻

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    1. I haven’t had a chance to make them myself, dear Ella, but they look totally yummy! Thank you for your comment.

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  4. Loved the clip – but I’m still looking for one from the original B’way show – my parents saw it and raved about “the waiter’s dance” – which included some mighty fancy tray flipping. I’d love to see it.

    As for songs – “Paddlin’ Madelin’ Home” was the one I had to hear ad nauseum — even after Jacques Brel’s “Waiting for Madeleine” (which is certainly more apt lol).

    Heading over to check out the cake – new to me.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. How many people in the US today remember Jacques Brel – wow!

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      1. At least ONE, lol. Love the entire score from “Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris”
        xx,
        mgh

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      2. I have never seen it and will rectify that as soon as we come home! He was very popular in Russia in the 70’s,

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      3. From Wikipedia:
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        “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Brel’s songs were translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, who also provided the story. The original 1968 Off-Broadway production ran for four years and spawned international and regional productions, as well as a West End production and Off-Broadway revival, among others. A film adaptation was released in 1975.”

        “In 2013, David Bowie included the cast recording in a list of 25 of his favourite albums, ‘Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie’ “.
        xx,
        mgh

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      4. Thank you! I can see how I missed it – I arrived here in 1978. I just found it on youtube!

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      5. I am sure we will, thank you!

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  5. CarolMaeWY says:

    I loved the movie version of Hello Dolly. I love anything Barbara Streisand. I’ll have to try these Hello Dollies.

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    1. So do I – love the movies and adore Barbra! 😻

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    1. Thank you for reblogging.

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  6. Christy B says:

    Awww your name is so pretty ~ and it’s a compliment that it has a song associated with it 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Christy, you are so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, darling! 😸

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    1. And I have just discovered them! I am looking forward to making them.

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  7. These look so good!

    I decided to follow you because my mom, Kae from Buckets on a Barefoot Beach, was talking about a Rosh Hashanah post of yours, and she’s mentioned you before 🙂

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    1. Hello, Kae’s daughter, so nice to meet you! Welcome to my kitchen, and thank you for following! 😸

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      1. Thank-you 🙂 nice to meet you, and thanks for following, as well! I’m Stephanie

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      2. Pleasure to meet you, Stephanie. You can tell your mom that I think you are not only very talented, but also gorgeous. 😻

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  8. oldpoet56 says:

    Excellent post young lady, I enjoyed it. I have always liked Mr. Armstrong but not so much Ms. Barbra, to me the song would have been better if she had not been singing in it, but that is just my opinion. I enjoyed the article as a whole very much, thank you for posting it, I am going to reblog it for you.

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    1. I love it when you call me “young lady,” Ted! I am glad you enjoyed the post, and thank you so much for reblogging.

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  9. kelleysdiy says:

    I love Barbara Streisand singing , so beautiful. This is one I will try! Thank you again honey for the delicious recipe! Your always cooking up something!☺️❤️️🐣

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    1. And you are always creating something cute! As to the song, I also love Barbra Streisand, but I also have personal memories: in college, any time I walked into a classroom, someone would jump to a piano or grab a violin and start playing it. It was ringing in my ears day and night!

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