Bubka, bobka or babka all spell scrumptious at 3G's

Delray BeachCoconut Creek

Q: Several years ago, you published the recipe for 3 G's cupcake bubka. I lent the recipe to a neighbor and it unfortunately was destroyed. I hope you can find the recipe. I am a snowbird and come down every year. We own a home in Delray Beach. I have told many of my friends at home about your fantastic column and am anxious to share this recipe with them as well. Thanks for your efforts. Could you please publish it again, or mail me a copy? — Lee Westerman, Delray Beach/Warminster, Pa.

A: Thank you for your kind words, Lee. I can't take credit for this one. This was the handy work of Suzanne Jones back in 2008. We have owners Bruce and Andy Garnett and baker Bob Buzek of 3G's Gourmet Deli (5869 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-498-3910, 3gsdeli.com) to thank for sharing their Bobka "muffin" recipe with us. It's a nice alternative presentation to the traditional loaf, and diners can't get enough. They go through an average of more than 15 dozen a day.

The Garnett brothers have been at this location since 1986. Up until 2001, Marvin, the family patriarch and third "G," groomed his sons to take over, just as his father had years ago in Connecticut. Your search is over, Lee, enjoy!

Q: I am hoping that you can get the recipe for rice pudding, prepared at Fresh Harvest buffet at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. It is scrumptious. Thank you. — Kathy Coyle, Margate

A: Executive chef Matthew Sadowski at the casino (5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com) provided us with a recipe using 5 gallons of milk and 30 eggs. I have a feeling this might be a bit much for you, so I scaled back the recipe. I appreciate your patience and hope this recipe stands up to your version, which, by the way, was also delightful. Thanks for sharing.

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