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January 21, 2009

Sugar cream pie: Baked for Hoosier greatness

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In Madison County, Wick’s sells to major retail bakeries including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Marsh and PayLess.

The Senate resolution was introduced by Republican Allen Paul, whose district takes in Randolph County, home of Wick’s.

For Wickersham, the resolution gives his town an opportunity to continue efforts to become a destination location. While some say the resolution may be a silly one, Wickersham disagrees.

“I wasn’t around when they made the state bird, but for me, it promotes Indiana food and a product sold not only in Indiana but in other states,” he said. “It’s not a complicated issue, not a lot of time-consuming issue. But it does bring a good taste to your mouth.”

The proposed state resolution defines sugar cream pie as “simply a pie shell spread with layers of creamed butter and maple or brown sugar combined with a sprinkling of flour, filled with vanilla-flavored cream and baked,” but area bakeries have their own variations.

In north Anderson, Zinszer’s Bakery, 2245 Broadway, makes pies from scratch on order and had one order for a sugar cream at Christmas.

“We don’t get enough orders to keep them fresh,” owner Judy Zinszer said.

Nonetheless, sugar cream is one of Zinszer’s personal favorites. She supports the proposed resolution because it promotes a dessert otherwise unknown in other areas of the country, she said.

“My daughter lives in Atlanta and you just don’t hear of them down there,” Zinszer said.

Zinszer said she would consider carrying sugar cream on a long-term basis after the resolution is passed. The bakery also serves coconut cream, banana, butterscotch, key lime and chocolate cream pies.

Concannons in Muncie also serves old-fashioned cream pie, which is a bit sweeter than other cream-based pies, manager Cindi Herrold said.

The bakery makes pies in-house with sugar, milk, corn starch and half and half. While she hasn’t seen a huge demand for the sugar cream variety, Herrold hopes the state resolution would increase sales but foresees customers still ordering their favorite flavors.

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