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Culinary SOS needs your help: Do you have this recipe from Magpies in Pasadena?

November 12, 2009 |  6:02 am

Tapiocagastrique Normally, you turn to Culinary SOS to ask us to hunt down your favorite restaurant recipes.

Now Culinary SOS is turning to you for help:

Mary Jo from Monrovia wrote to us asking for the recipe for the creme brulee that was served at Magpies restaurant in Pasadena before it closed its doors.

"I'm hoping you have this recipe in your archives. At one time they handed this recipe out at the restaurant, unfortunately they ran out of copies the day I was there."

We've searched our archives, and we can't find the recipe, Mary Jo. But we're betting that someone out there has it -- and would be willing to share it with you and other Daily Dish readers.

We'll keep you posted, and if we get the recipe we'll post it here.

In the meantime, here's a recipe for cinnamon tapioca brulee with cherry gastrique. (It's not exactly what you were looking for, but hopefully it will help until we can find the real thing.)

And here's a look at several reader requests that Culinary SOS was able to answer

Photo: Cinnamon tapioca brulee. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times