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Old 12-14-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I am also from Johnstown and now live in s florida. My sister still lives there and my youngest daughter (30 lol) wanted to know that "gob" recipe with the yellow icing. She keeps telling me that "aunt Jean" better fork over the recipe.. I think its a well guarded secret!!! but nice to see how many people still eat those wonderful cakes!
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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Default Yost's Dutch Maid Bakery open to general public?

Does anyone know if the Yost's Dutch Maid Bakery is open to the general public? Can I buy some gobs just by driving to their place? Do they sell their gobs at local stores?
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Default Oh man, Gob heaven :-)

Purchased a Yost gob the other day, man that was good...

However the ultimate gob was to be had at the Inclined Plane gift shop, which sold gobs made by "Laurie's Sweet Dreams" Confections and Catering. Wow, just wow. It was just like the home-made gobs I remembered as a kid in Johnstown. Soft, melt in your mouth chocolate buns with sweet soft creamy filling. MMMmmmm...

When I get back home, I'm definitely going to see if I can get more of these from this establishment via mail order!

Label on wrapper:
Laurie's Sweet Dreams Confections & Catering
R.D. #1 Rt 711
New Florence, PA 15944
(724) 235-9927
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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I think the homemade Gobs are the best........the Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown also has some good variations!!!! (ie pumpkin with raisins and nuts and a cream cheese icing.........wowow)
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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This is amazing, I am from Johnstown, and moved to phoenix, az 20yrs ago. Noone knows what gobs are. My mother use to make homemade ones which were very good, but cannnot find the recipe. But there is nothing like that original gob. I just sent a message out on facebook asking for someone to please send me some. The responses were overwhelming I also received some recipes to try out as well. I would love to open a gob shop in Phoenix.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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All I would like to do, is order some gobs to be sent to a friend, but web site does not post any directions. ([EMAIL="Sherlockclay@verizon.net"]Sherlockclay@verizon.net[/EMAIL])
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Yosts own the GOB trademark. My sister was in johnstown recently & she sent me a few gobs with the yellow icing & the sailor boy on the package. That was the first time i have one in over 7 yrs. The gob is less then 3 oz & cost .89 cent ea. Yost bakery will mail you some if you call them. They will give you the info you need.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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Default Gobs

Gobs !!! Oh ya. I grew up in Johnstown PA also. What a small world. I've been trying to recreate these for years. First my wife tried to make them with a recipe of my moms but , na it just wasn't the same.
There was some one baking these in Calimasa @ her store. She called them Woppies. They are still being sold in some small markets in the area. I bought these through mail order, and at her store until she folded back in 2009. If I find the information I'll post it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Gobs !!! Oh ya. I grew up in Johnstown PA also. What a small world. I've been trying to recreate these for years. First my wife tried to make them with a recipe of my moms but , na it just wasn't the same.
There was some one baking these in Calimasa @ her store. She called them Woppies. They are still being sold in some small markets in the area. I bought these through mail order, and at her store until she folded back in 2009. If I find the information I'll post it.
Calimesa is just down the street & i have been in the nearby area for nearly 12 yrs yet i didnt know about the woppies until i read your post. Not much is in calimesa. Let me know if you get more info.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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Posting under my hubby's user name: I was born and raised in Johnstown. When we moved away 20 years ago, every time i went home for a visit some friends would join me. They too became part of the family and I introduced them to Gobs. While the Yost Gobs >yellow filling< are nustalgic >spelling< I have to admit, i love love LOVE home made ones much better. You can get some of the best at Keipers Market in Sidman. They no longer have the name of the person who used to make them for the market. It used to be Sue's bakery or something like that. But the cake sticks to your fingers and the filling is sweet without being too sweet. I was just home for Christmas, and brought home a dozen and a gallon of Vale Wood Farm chocolate milk. As far as I know, Duch Maid on Scalp closed down, they may have moved or something but none of my family has said anything to the effect. I loved their glazed doughnuts as well, would go into the bakery every visit and load up on them, raisin filled cookies and gobs. Of course many other items when available. I just ate one of my gobs i brought home yesterday, they are dwindling fst since my husband and both young children are now helpless gob addicts like me!!! LONG LIVE THE GOB!!! ohh and for all the others out there, whoopie pies and moon pies are NOT gobs. Completely different taste and texture. There are NO substitutions for a GOB!!!!
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