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Hoskey Recipe?

gmalling's picture

Hoskey Recipe?

Sixty years ago in Cleveland Ohio, when I was in grade school, my mother would send me down to the corner store to buy braided rolls which were called hoskeys. I've been trying to find a recipe for them for many years. Just recently I found the word "hoskey" on a web page for Orwasher's Bakery in New York City at On that page is a picture of a braided roll which they call a Poppy Husky. It looks like what I remember of the hoskey. Does anyone here have a recipe for hoskeys or has anyone heard of them. I've begun to wonder if my memory is playing tricks on me.


knack's picture

My parents grew up outside of Cleveland; I can remember eating Hoskey every morning for breakfast at my Grandmothers.

If memory serves, there were two styles' 'horns' and 'buns'.  Each identical in taste and texture, each covered with Poppy seeds, just shaped diferently.

I have not heard mention of this particular food in 25 years; I would be surprised if it's still available in that area.