Monday, July 16, 2018

Spinster Buttons

10 ozs. SR flour
2 eggs
4 ozs. butter
essence of lemon

Method: Rub butter into flour, beat eggs and sugar together, take pieces the size of a walnut, roll in hands and flatten, dip sides in sugar, and bake in oven for 10 minutes.

Source: The Golden Wattle Cookery Book. Compiled by Ladies of the Kindergarten Committee. In aid of Kindergarten Funds. (Lobethal: 1948), p.75.

Note: sugar omitted from ingredients -


However, see a likely source in the faithful Green and Gold Cookery Book. Containing many good and proved recipes. Seventeenth edition (Revised). Issued by the Combined Congregational and Baptist Churches of South Australia in the interests of King's College (Adelaide, n.d. [?1944]):


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Banana and Bacon Scones

1 lb. S.R. flour
Pinch salt
3 oz. butter
2 rashers bacon
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 pint milk, approx.

Method: Sift flour and salt into basin and rub in butter. Cut bacon into small pieces and cook it until crisp, and pour off the fat. Add the bacon to the flour mixture. Combined the mashed bananas and milk, then stir into the other ingredients to form a soft dough. Kneed on a lightly floured board, roll out to 1/2 in. thickness and cut into rounds. Place on scone tray, glaze with milk and cook at 450F gas, 500F elec., 12-15 minutes.

Source: Delicious Pork Recipes. Presented by the Australian Pig Society (S.A. Branch) & United Farmers & Graziers of S.A. (Adelaide: c1968-70), n.p.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Childrens Punch

1 pkt. raspberry jelly crystals
1 pint boiling water
1 can concentrated orange juice
2 x 450g cans pineapple
juice of small lemon
2 small bottles ginger ale
1 small bottle soda water
1 cup fresh cherries (optional)

Method: Make up jelly, add juices. Chill. Before serving, add chilled soft drinks and icecubes. Float cherries on top (optional).

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.127. [Childrens Munchies for Parties]

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pork Chops in Pineapple

As many pork chops as required.

Method: Fry both sides of the pork chops for 5 minutes each and brown thoroughly. Lay the chops in a casserole dish, then brown in frying pan as many slices of pineapple as there are chops and place one on each chop. Pour over the following mixture.

1 tin pineapple juice, 1 bay leaf, 1 finely chopped celery stick in season, 2 cloves, 1 chopped onion, 1 garlic clove (this is optional). Bake in a moderate oven for 1&1/2 hours covering casserole with a lid. Serve with vegetables in season.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.100.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cheese Crisps

3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Good pinch cayenne pepper
60g butter
125g tasty cheese, grated
Yolk of 1 egg
Squeeze of lemon juice

Method: (1). Sift flour, salt and cayenne, rub in butter. (2). Add cheese and make into a firm dough with egg yolk and lemon juice. (3). Knead lightly and roll out into a thin sheet. Cut with floured cutter into rounds. (4). Place ont[o] a flat glass pizza plate or use turntable. (5). Cook approx. 8 biscuits each time on FULL POWER for 2&1/2 minutes. (6). Removed from plate and allow to cool.

Yield: Approximately 36 biscuits.

Source: The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1979 (Adelaide: 1979), p.29.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Nine Pop Toffee

1 cup almonds (with skins on)
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar

Method: Put all ingredients into saucepan and boil moderately for 1/2 an hour. Don't stir at all. When almonds pop 9 times, remove from stove and pour into a well buttered dish. Let set and break into pieces. Delicious.

Source: contributed by Mrs. G. Cobbledick, A.C.H. Coonalpyn Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1979 (Adelaide: 1979), p.49.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hot Prawn Puffs

Small can prawns or shrimps
2-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Seasoning
Rind of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 egg white, stiffly beaten
18 small rounds of bread fried in butter
Pinch paprika pepper
Lemon and parsley to garnish

Method: Combine prawns, mayonnaise, seasoning, finely grated lemon rind and lemon juice. Fold in egg white. Pile onto the fried bread, sprinkle with paprika pepper and grill until puffed and golden. Serve hot. The croutons can be made the previous day.

Source: contributed by Mrs. G. Edwards, Murray Bridge in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1979 (Adelaide: 1979), p.13.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Savoury Bran Stuffing

1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
440 gm. can cream of mushroom soup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup All-Bran or Bran Buds
4 cups Kellogg's Seasoned Corn Flakes Crumbs

Method: Melt margarine in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spread mixture into a greased baking tray and bake in a moderate oven, 180C gas, 190C electric (350F gas, 375F electric) for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cut into squares and serve with roast meats. (6 servings)

Source: Better Health High Fibre Cookbook compiled by the Strathalbyn Kindergarten Committee (Hahndorf, S.A.: Fox Publishing, 1978), p.33.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hawaiian Tart Filling

1 8" pastry case (20cm)
3 or 4 bananas, sliced
1 tin condensed milk
approx. 1/2 cup passionfruit pulp
juice of 2 lemons
1 dstspn. gelatine dissolved in boiling water

Method: Beat together milk, passionfruit pulp, juice and gelatine. Lay slices of banana in the pastry case reserving some for decoration. Pour over the mixture. Chill, then decorate with bananas and whipped cream, and serve.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.114.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Easy Apple Crumble

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup coconut

Method: Crumble all together and sprinkle on top of cold stewed apples. Bake until brown on top.

To vary this dish add a little crushed pineapple and 1 sliced banana to the apple. Sprinkle the crumble with a little cinnamon. Serve with icecream, cream or custard.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.113.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Sago Chops

1&1/2 lbs. lean mutton chops
2 tbspns. sago
small cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
cold water to cover

Method: Put in a covered dish and cook in oven until sago has dissolved into sauce and water. 1 to 1&1/2 hours. Also done with mutton neck chops.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.84. [Bachelor]

Monday, May 28, 2018

Asparagus & Chicken

Heat 1x 80z. can asparagus soup, 1 tabs. flour, 1 tabs. margarine, and 1&1/2 cups milk until thick

ADD
2 cups chicken
1 tin asparagus
1 dess. curry powder

BAKE
1/2 hour - sprinkle potato chips on top.

Source: contributed by Barbara Giddings in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.36.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Meat Loaf Roast

500 gm mince
500 gm sausage meat
1 egg
1 pkt. Dutch Curry Soup
1 cup breadcrumbs

Method: Combine all ingredients[,] form into a roll - place in baking dish with a little dripping and vegetables around it and cook about 1&1/2 hours in mod-hot oven. What is left is really good cold in a sandwich.

Source: contributed by Dulcie Stacey in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.37.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Veal Royale

Cut 500gm Veal or steak into thin slices, toss in 2 teas. paprika, and fry in 1 tabs. oil. Place meat in a casserole, add 1/2 cup peas. Blend the contents of a packet o[f] Cheese and Leek Soup with 1 cup water and 1 cup tomato puree. Stir till boiling, pour over meat, cover and bake at 180C for 1 hour. Serves 4

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.38 & p.40.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Crunch

[Children's Munchies for Parties]

Spread butter and vegemite on dry bread. Sprinkle with grated cheese, poppy or sesame seeds. Cut into fingers. Bake in moderate oven.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.128.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Impossible Salmon Pie

4 eggs
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 tspn baking powder
2 cups milk
4 oz marg melted
pinch salt

Method: In a large bowl beat together above ingredients until blended. Stir in the next ingredients to make savoury version.

1 can tuna or salmon drained
1/2 cup grated cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1 onion finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Pour into a lightly greased pie plate 9". Bake at 180 C until filling is set and top is brown, 35 - 40 mins. Serve hot or cold.

Source: contributed by Heather Allen in Cook Book: St Joseph's School, Clare (Clare: St Joseph's School, 1991), p.45-6.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Macaroni or Spaghetti with Mushrooms

4 oz. mushrooms
1 tspn. butter or oil
1 oz. macaroni
16 oz. tin mushroom soup
grated cheese

Method: Wash and slice mushrooms. Fry gently in butter. Reserve juices in pan. Cook macaroni until tender. Heat soup, but do not boil. Drain macaroni. Stir in mushrooms and oil or butter they were cooked in. Add soup and serve piping hot with grated cheese.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.20.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Curry Royale

1kg (2 lbs.) lean boneless lamb (cut into small pieces)
2 tablespoons oil
2 onions
2 apples
2 carrots
1 tin pineapple pieces (drained, retain juice)
3/4 cup sultanas or raisins
1 tablespoon curry powder
Salt and pepper
Golden Syrup (1 heaped tablespoon)

Method: Toss lamb in plain flour, heat oil and toss meat into pan, brown. Make sure heat is not too severe -- about 250F. Chop apples, onions, carrots and toss in, add drained pineapple, raisins or sultanas, and sprinkle over curry powder, salt and pepper. Mix well with wooden spoon, tossing more flour over so that it will thicken, add pineapple juice and golden syrup, then add enough hot water to make correct consistency, then simmer until meat is tender. Fresh apricots, plums and grapes can be added to this curry. Bananas with coconut plus chutneys can be served with this curry, but do not add them to the curry as it takes away the flavour.

Source: contributed by Mrs. J. H. Gooch (Broadview) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.26.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Steak Casserole

Method: Roll steak or chops in seasoned flour and place in casserole dish. Mix a packet of French onion soup with 2-3 cups of water (which you add gradually, otherwise it is likely to go lumpy). Cook in a mod. oven for 2-2.1/2 hours. Mushroom or onion soups are nice with steak. Tomato or curry soup mixed with chops. Chicken pieces done the same way with asparagus is quite delicious.

Source: contributed by Gayle Burnett (A.C.H. Balaklava Auxiliary) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.28.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Anzac Biscuits

1 cup flour, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flaked oats, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 tbspn golden syrup, 1 tspn carb soda, 2 tbsp water.

Method: Melt butter, syrup and soda, add flour etc. and bake in a slow oven.

Source: contributed by Betty Wiech in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.45.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Spuds

12 oz. icing sugar
1 tin condensed milk
12 oz. coconut

Method: Mix all together and roll in small balls and roll in Cadbury drinking chocolate. Makes approx. 90.

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Veal with Banana

Method: Take as many thin pieces of veal per person, and wrap each piece around a firm banana. Secure with toothpicks and brown in butter. Place them in an oven dish and cover with a good brown gravy and bake till done.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Peter Lloyd (Canberra A.C.T.) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.26.
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