Monday, November 12, 2018

Brandy Alexander Pie

1 carton cream
little Brandy
1 pkt Sweet biscuits
1 pkt White Marshmallows

Method:

FILLING:
Dissolve marshmallows in a double saucepan. Allow to cool. When cool, fold in whipped cream & a little brandy to taste.

BASE:
Crumb biscuits, add 1 dspn melted butter, combine fully & press into pie dish. Chill for 1 hour, add filling. Top with grated chocolate. Chill overnight. Serves 8.

Source: Cook Book: St Joseph's School, Clare (Clare: St Joseph's School, 1991), p.66.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chicken and Asparagus Bake

40g butter
2 tbspns. flour
2/3 cup powdered milk
2 cups water
1/2 tspn. dried thyme
2 cups cooked chicken
310g can asparagus cuts, drained
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
paprika

Method: Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in flour. Combine powdered milk and water and pour into butter mixture. Cook, stirring constantly over low heat until thick and boiling. Stir in thyme, chicken and asparagus and then spoon mixture into greased ovenproof dish. Top with breadcrumbs, sprinkle with paprika and cook in a 180C oven until golden brown about 20 minutes. Serves 4. Mixture can easily be doubled.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.18.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

French Coconuts

1 tin condensed milk
1 tblspn. golden syrup

Method: Heat together until thick -- keep stirring and add 4 cups cornflakes (crushed) and 1 cup coconut. Roll into balls and toss in coconut.

Source: contributed by Mrs. E. Wood (A.C.H. Volunteer Service) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.54.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Saucy Chocolate Pudding

2 oz. soft margarine
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 dessertspoons cocoa
1 cup S.R. flour

TOPPING
1/2 cup sugar
2 dessertspoons sifted cocoa
2 cups hot water

Method: Beat sugar, margarine well, add egg then 1/2 cup milk[,] cocoa, flour and mix. Put into deep pyrex dish. Top with topping in order given. Bake 30 minutes in moderate oven -- reduce heat and bake extra 10 minutes.

Source: contributed by J.G. Keller in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.54.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

To make an old fowl tender

To make an old fowl tender, rub fowl all over with lemon, cover with dripping, place in paper bag and cook.

To make an aged fowl tender, soak in water and cup of cider vinegar.

Source: Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.74

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Bacon Balls

3 bacon rashers
4 hard boiled eggs mashed
1/2 teaspoon chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1/8 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup grated cheese

Method: Fry bacon rashers till crisp and chop finely. Mix with other ingredients except cheese. Make into balls and roll in cheese. Makes 30.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Richard Gray, Tranmere in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.8.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Everybody's Favourite Slice

3/4 cup raw sugar
1 cup wholemeal S.R. flour
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup sultanas

Method: Melt 1 tablespoon honey and 125g margarine and stir into dry ingredients. Press into tray and bake in moderate oven until pale brown. Ice while warm with lemon icing.

Source: contributed by Aileen Niemann, in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1979 (Adelaide: 1979), p.46.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Sausage Casserole

3 cups cooked rice
1 onion, chopped
1 large can pineapple pieces
1kg sausages

Method: Cut Sausages into small pieces and cook with onion, in frypan. Add pineapple and rice and heat through. Serves 6.

Source: contributed by Helen Warner (A.C.H. Coonalpyn Auxiliary) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.19.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Curry Curlies

750gm packet pre-rolled puff pastry/ 7 Ozs. butter (185g)[/] 2 teas. curry powder/ 250gm potato chips/

Method: Cut pastry into 1/2" strips, brush both sides of strip with combined melted butter and curry powder.

Lightly press finely crushed potato chips on both sides, twist to curl.

Place on lightly greased ovlen [sic] trays, bake in moderately hot oven 8 mins. or until goldlen [sic] brown. Makes about 70.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.46.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuna Salad

Can tuna, drained, can corn drained, 1 chopped onion -- mix all well to-gether -- mix with mayonaisse [sic] -- decorate with parsley.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.34.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tit Bits (very tasty)

1 pkt nutri grain, 1 pkt cream of chicken soup, 1 pkt French onion soup, 2 pkts salted peanuts, 1 level dsp curry powder, 1/2 cup warm oil.

Method: Mix all dry ingredients together and then add warm oil and stir well. Keep in airtight container.

Source: contributed by Raelene Bastian in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.21.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Win's Pudding

Cream 1/4 cup marg and 2 tabs. sugar, add 1 beaten egg then 1 cup SR Flour and 2 tabs. milk.

Put into greased pyrex dish, add 3 slices [?sliced] bananas with juice 1/2 lemon sprinkled on them. Then add 2 tabs. melted butter and pour over cake an[d] bananas. Sprinkle over brown sugar, 1/2 teas. cinnamon and grated orange rind (optional)[.] Bake 1/2 hour in[ ]oven.

Source: contributed by Win Mathews in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.27.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Asparagus and Ham Mornay

1 large tin asparagus cuts, 1 large tin asparagus soup, 1 heaped Tbls butter, 4 Tbls plain flour, 1/2 pint milk, 4 oz ham (diced), 2 hard-boiled eggs (chopped), 1 onion, 1/2 cup grated cheese, parsley, breadcrumbs and butter for topping.

Method: Make white sauce using milk, asparagus liquid, soup (undiluted) and flour. Chop onion finely and cook in a saucepan with 1 Tbls butter till tender (keep lid on to prevent browning). Combine cheese, ham, asparagus, eggs, parsley with sauce and onion. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and dot with butter. Brown under griller or in oven.

Source: contributed by A. Arthur in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.23.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kye Sye Min (Australian Style)

1 lb mince, 2 large onions, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 pkt chicken noodle soup, salt, pepper, celery, 1/2 lb beans, 1/2 cabbage (use as much as required).

Method: Brown meat in 2 Tbls margarine. Add chopped onion and cook. Add curry powder, salt, pepper, soup and 2 cups water. Add beans, chopped celery and shredded cabbage. (1 carrot and 1 tsp soy sauce may be added if desired.)

Source: contributed by M. Keller in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.31.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cheeseolettes

3 eggs, 2 oz SR flour (or plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder), 4 oz grated chedder [sic] cheese, 1 Tbls grated onion, 2 Tbls chopped parsley, seasoning, butter for frying.

Method: Blend all ingredients together. Heat butter in pan, drop spoonfuls of this mixture. Fry until crisp and golden brown, turn, brown on the other side. Drain well. Serve with a dish of sliced tomato and crisp lettuce.

Source: contributed by S. Vance in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.15.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Chicken Cooked in Coke

1 kg chicken pieces (depending on amount of people)
1 pkt. French onion soup
1 onion
1 capsicum (red or green)
1 sml. can champignons (optional)
1 carrot, diced
3/4 cup peas
1 litre bottle coke

Method: Lightly brown chicken pieces in frypan. When browned take out and drain, also drain fat out of frypan. Replace chicken pieces in frypan. Pour coke over so chicken is covered, add french onion soup, onion, capsicum, carrot and champignons. Simmer for 45-60 minutes. Add peas last. The coke will go into a gravy. It does not sound very nice, but it is beautiful. You can use diet coke or tab. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.93.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sultana Slice

125g butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup S.R. flour
1 cup sultanas
1 egg
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1/2 tspn. vanilla

Method: Put all dry ingredients in a bowl. Lightly beat egg and add to dry mixture. Mix thoroughly. Melt butter and pour over mix. Stir well. Press into greased lamington tin. Bake in moderate oven for 30 mins. Cut into fingers while still warm. Do not ice.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.149.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Bobotie: A South African Dish

2 medium sliced onions
2 tblspns butter
2 lbs mince meat
1&1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tblspn curry powder
1 thick slice bread
2 eggs

Method: Fry the sliced onions in the butter until lightly browned. Sprinkle the curry powder over the onions, add salt, and meat and mix well together. Soak the bread in the milk, then drain off the milk, mash the bread with a fork and add it to the meat mixture, together with 1 beaten egg. Turn into a buttered pie-dish. Add sufficient milk to the milk drained from the bread to make up to 3/4 cup. Beat the remaining egg and mix it with the milk. Season with salt & pepper & pour this over the meat mixture in the pie-dish. Dot with small bits of butter over the top & stand the pie-dish in another pan of water. Bake gently for 30 - 40 minutes at 350F.

Source: Cook Book: St Joseph's School, Clare (Clare: St Joseph's School, 1991), p.22.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Quick Quiche

3-4 eggs
2 rashers bacon, chopped
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup milk
1 onion, chopped
salt & pepper
3/4 cup pastry mix

Method: Beat eggs, add milk and pastry mix. Mix for a couple of minutes. Pour into greased pie dish.

Sprinkle onion, bacon and cheese into dish and bake in moderate oven for 50 minutes.

Serves - 4-5 people

Source: Recommended by J. Drew in The Wentworth Private Residential Care Cookbook (Aberfoyle Park [Adelaide], ?2008), p.11.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Easy Tasty Tit Bits

1 loaf Promax thin sliced bread
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Method: Into butter toss 1 or 2 dstspns. French Onion Soup powder (to taste). Spread bread on both sides, cut off crusts and toast in oven (both sides) or in a vertical griller. When almost cold cut the toasted bread into shapes. Keeps for quite some time.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.8.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Porcupine Meat Balls

1 pkt. Beef Rice-a-Riso, 1 lb. Hamburger mince, 1/2 lb. sausage meat if liked, 1 grated onion, 2 tabs oil, 3/4 pint water, 1 tabs. Holbrooks Worcestershire sauce, 1x10 oz. can tomato soup

Method: Thoroughly combine uncooked rice-a-riso, and the sachet contents with meats and onion, shape into balls with wetted hands. Brown in heated pain (with oil), shaking continuously.

Combine soup, water and sauce and pour over meat balls. Simmer with lid on for 25-30 minutes, or until meat balls are tender. Serve with vegetables. This is quite nice just using plain rice and you can always add extra flavouring to replace the sachet contents from Packet mix.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.43.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Avocado Carbonara

1&1/2 cups small spiral pasta, 2 rashes [sic] bacon, 2 tabs. butter, 1 Avocada [sic] (diced), 60gm cheddar cheese grated, 4 tabs. crea[m], 1 egg, pepper to taste

Method: Cook pasta in slightly salted boiling water. Saute bacon in butter, add the avocado, the drained cooked pasta, cheddar cheese, cream[,] egg and pepper - mix thoroughly to-gether. Heat through and serve on a heated plate. Serves 4 as an entree. Freezes wel[l]. Egg is not necessary. Sliced mushrooms, cooked with bacon and added is tasty.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.40.
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