Thursday, April 28, 2016

Chicken Spread

Melt 2 tabspns. butter and fry 2 chopped onions. Add 1 pkt. Spring Vegetable Soup, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1 lge. diced tomato and 1 tspn. mixed herbs. Simmer one minute. Stir in a beaten egg and cook for a further 1 minute. Allow to cool and use in sandwich fillings or on French rolls.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.6.

Monday, April 25, 2016

All-Bran Anzacs

1 cup All-Bran
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup SR flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4 ozs. [125 gm.] butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey

Method: Add butter and honey to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. (Mixture will appear dry and crumbly.) Place tablespoons of mixture onto greased oven trays. Allow room for spreading. Bake in a moderate oven, 180C to 190C (350F to 375F) for 10 minutes or until golden brown. (Makes 24)

Source: Better Health High Fibre Cookbook compiled by the Strathalbyn Kindergarten Committee (Hahndorf, S.A.: Fox Publishing, 1978), p.84.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sundeck Chicken Sizzle [Microwave]

12 chicken wings, tips removed
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 pkt. chicken noodle soup
1/4 cup peanut butter

Method: Marinate chicken wings for 1-2 hours in a mixture of all ingredients. Preheat browning dish on HIGH for 6 minutes. Add chicken wings and marinade. Cook on HIGH for 8 minutes, turning twice and brushing with marinade sauce several times during cooking. Serve with salad. Serves 4.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.183.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chewy Jaffa Jumbles

1 cup Allbran
Juice of 2 Oranges
1 cup Powdered Milk
1 tbspn Cocoa
1/2 cup Honey
1 cup Sultanas
1/2 cup Coconut
Grated rind of 2 Oranges

Method: Soak Allbran in orange juice and add honey. Blend dry ingredients, then combine with Allbran mixture. Form into walnut sized balls and roll in coconut. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes approx. 30.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (Oodnadatta: 1986), p.133.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cheese Pictures

24 slices of bread
24 slices cold luncheon meat
butter
12 slices cheese

Method: Butter the bread and place a slice of luncheon meat on each slice. Using fancy biscuit cutter, cut the centre out of the slices of cheese. Top half the slices of luncheon meat with the fancy shapes, using the outside of the cheese squares as frames for the remaining slices.

Source: 'Childrens Munchies for Parties' in Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.126.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Surprise Meat Balls

250g minced topside
250g sausage mince
1 pkt. chicken noodle soup
1 finely chopped onion

Method: Combine the topside, sausage mince, 1 packet chicken noodle soup, and the onion. Mould meat ball mixture around a button mushroom. Dust with flour, dip in beaten egg and roll in a mixture of 1&1/2 cups breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup sesame seeds. Fry in a little oil until golden. It makes about 12.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.102.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Lillian's Ginger Fluff

Beat 4 eggs until light and fluffy, add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 dess. Golden syrup. Sift 1/2 cup cornflour with 1 heaped teas. cocoa, 1 teas. ginger, 1 heaped teas. cinnamon, 1/2 cup SR Flour TWICE, then fold into mixture. Prepare 2 sandwich tins pour in mixture - mod. oven. Elec. 375F.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.11.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Biscuits

"Cooking Children Can Do With Supervision"

100g margarine
100g caster sugar
200g plain flour
1/2 level tspn. mixed spice
100g currants
1 egg

Method: Cream margarine and sugar until creamy. Sift the flour and mixed spice into the creamy mixture and mixed well. Add the currants and egg and beat to form a dough. Turn the dough onto a floured table and knead it with your hands. Roll out the dough to the thickness of a 20 cent coin. With a biscuit cutter cut out circles and place on a greased tray. Use scraps of dough for more biscuits. Put them in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Cook until lightly golden. Put onto a wire rack to cool.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.137.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cheesy Egg Dunk

175g pkt. soft cream cheese
2 tabspns. mayonnaise
1 tspn. prepared mustard
1 tspn. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tspn. pepper/salt
2 chopped hard boiled eggs
3 tbspns. milk

Method: Mix all ingredients to a thick cream.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c.1987), p.5.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mutton Diane

6 leg chops
3 tbspns. butter
2 tbspns. Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tbspns. chopped parsley

Method: Trim chops and flatten lightly with a meat mallet. Heat butter in a large frying pan until hot. Add sauce, then mutton and cook 3 minutes on medium high heat. Sprinkle garlic into pan, turn meat and cook for further 3 minutes or until done to taste. Serve meat with garlic and parsley mixture on top. Steak cut from the leg of mutton is good to use. Slice down leg.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (c1987), p.99.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Cheese and Onion Nut Balls

1/4 cup Cream cheese
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
chopped parsley
2 finely chopped pickled onions

Method: Soften cheese with a little milk, add walnuts and onions. Roll into small balls, toss lightly in chopped parsley. Chill until ready to serve and serve on cocktail sticks.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (c1987), p.5.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Edinburgh Fog

Serves 4-5.

1 Large Egg white / 1/2 pint thick cream / 4 tabs. Drambuie / 2 tabs. liquid honey

Method: Mix egg till stiff. In another bowl whip cream, Drambuie and honey together until thick. Fold egg whites in lightly but thoroughly to mixture, serve in individual glasses and allow to stand an hour till set in fridge. Add shortbread fingers when serving or grate chocolate on top.

Source: contributed by "Cousin Jenny [from Scotland]" in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.51.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hot Bobs

The following fillings may be rolled in bacon and secured with a toothpick. - Prunes, dried apricots, pineapple, fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, capsicum, "potato gems".

Cook on a plate 2-4 mins. on High or Med-high, depending on the quantity, until bacon is cooked. Sprinkle with a mixture of grated tasty cheese. Microwave 1 minute med-high or until cheese melts. Serve on another attractive plate or bowl. Garnish with parsley or another green herb.

Source: contributed by M. Bennett in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.23.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bean Tuna Bake

2 cups white sauce made with skim milk / 1 teas. french mustard / 125g tasty cheddar cheese grated / 1x 740gm can three bean mix drained / 1x 440gm can tuna in brine (drained & flaked) / 1 teas. fresh lemon juice / 1 cup soft breadcrumbs (wholemeal).

Method: Blend french mustard and cheese with prepared white sauce. Stir till smooth and remove from heat. Place half of the three bean mix in greased casserole dish, and spread tuna over top. Sprinkle with lemon juice and pour over half sauce. Add remaining beans and spread remaining sauce over. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over top. Bake in pre-heated oven 180C for 30 minutes, until heated through and golden brown. Serve with side dishes of vegies. Serves 6.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.20.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Soup

1 Pkt. Chicken Noodle Soup
1 large potato grated (or cooked)
1 large carrot grated (or cooked)
2 cups water
1 cup milk

Method: Place all but milk in saucepan, boil for 10 minutes, add milk as very last, do not reboil.

Source: contributed by D. Street (Torrensville Lodge, No.58) in The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of South Australia presents Favourite Recipes submitted by wives of South Australian Freemasons (Adelaide, 1979)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pufftaloons

2 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 tspn salt
1 Egg
Water to mix

Method: Add beaten egg to flour and salt. Add water and mix to form thick dough. Fry spoonfuls in oil turning them over when bubbles form. Serve with butter or jam or eggs and bacon. These are very handy if you are out of bread for breakfast.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (Oodnadatta: 1986), p.88.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Melva Taylor's Tasty Morsels

SCONES - you can do all sorts of things with a basic recipe - 1 egg / 1 dess. sugar / 1 small cup milk / salt / 1 tabs. melted butter / 2 cups SR Flour.

SAVOURY - add 1 tabs. french onion soup in milk, add butter, stir, add to flour, mix with a knife. Knead on a floured board, cut out, place close to one another on a greased tray, glaze with milk.

TIME - 10 minutes hot oven (top shelf)
Can be cooked in small electric toaster oven.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS: grated cheese and cayenne pepper, chicken cube crumbled into the flour / curry powder / gherkin and herbs.

Leave out the sugar for savoury scones.

This mixture can serve as a pizza base when in a hurry.

SWEET - grated apple and honey can replace sugar. Grated orange and lemon rind, glaze with orange juice.

ROLL - flatten dough out - spread grated cheese and shallots - roll up - cut into slices and cook.

SALMON ROLL - drain can tuna/salmon, chop an onion and mix all with a little lemon juice, spread on dough, fold over like a pasty, slit across top 3 times, and cook with 1/4 can cream of chicken soup poured over as a sauce.

COOKED in a well kneaded lump (like damper) with grated cheese and bacon pieces on top or sprinkle of french onion soup etc. replaces bread with a meal. Very tasty.

Place tea towel in a colander and cover scones when cooked until needed. Stale scones can be revived by dipping in milk, popping in oven for a few minutes to warm through and freshen up.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.14.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Brandy Alexander Tart

2 pastry flans. (short crust)

Method: In a saucepan COMBINE 1x250 packet marshmallo[w]s, 1/2 cup milk over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add 2 tabs. brandy, and if liked you can also add 1 teas. instant coffee dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water, let cool.

Then add 1&1/4 cups whipped cream folding in until no trace of the cream can be se[e]n. Pour into pastry shells and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Decorate with grated chocolate.

Source: contributed by D. Bannister in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book/a> [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.9.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Easy Bortsch Soup (Cold)

Blend or puree the contents of:-

1 -- 30 oz. can beetroot
1 -- 15 oz. can tomatoes
1 small clove garlic (optional)

Add 1 can consomme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 dessertspoons lemon juice
Pepper

Chill and before serving add 1 carton sour cream stirred in carefully to create swirls of white against the red.

If desired, garnish with finely chopped fresh herbs - parsley, chives, etc.

Source: contributed by G. Isaachsen (Hawthorn Lewis No. 188) in The Grand Lodge of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons of South Australia presents Favourite Recipes submitted by wives of South Australian Freemasons (Adelaide, 1979).

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beer Bread

3 cups Self Raising Flour
Pinch Salt
1 tbspn Sugar
Echo of Beer (or can) at room temperature

Method: Sift flour, sugar and salt. Pour in beer gradually, mixing in between. Bake in oven at 375F for 45 minutes. Glaze with milk if desired. If you want sides crunchy, take out of tin and replace in oven for short while. Can make a damper if wanted. Great for barbecues.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (Oodnadatta: 1986), p.87.

[Ed. note: an 'echo' is a 375ml glass 'stubby'.]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Southern Cross Curried Prawns

1/2 lb. frozen prawns or crayfish
2 oz. frozen beans
1 medium sized apple
2 tablesp. sweetcorn
1/2 cup sweet sherry
2 tablesp. oil
1 oz. bacon
1 teasp. curry powder
1/2 cup milk
pepper and salt
sugar (optional)
1 tablesp. fresh cream

Method: Fry vegetables, bacon and fruit together in peanut oil, add curry powder and then prawns or cray meat. Add milk, pinch of cornflour and simmer 6 mins. Finally add wine and cream. Serve.

Source: Selected Recipes Compiled by Port Pirie Branch Royal District and Bush Nursing Society (Port Pirie: 1966), p.19.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Potato Chip Cookies

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup potato chips
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teas. vanilla
1&1/2 cups plain flour.

Method: Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk, vanilla, mix well. Blend in flour and crushed chips. Roll into balls about the size of a walnut, dip in sugar, flatten. Bake moderate oven 180C, 8-10 minutes until slightly browned around edges. Makes 36.

Source: contributed by H. Brooks in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.5.
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