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Hoskey Recipe?

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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.