Friday, June 24, 2016

Chicken Casserole

1 chicken or approx' 2lb chicken pieces, cook chicken in foil for approx' 1 hour. Strip cooked chicken from bones and cut up meat. Place in casserole or saucepan.
Mix up either a packet or a tin of cream of chicken soup.
1&1/2-2 chicken cubes, 1 pint of water[,] 1 tablespoon Soya Sauce, Pinch Nutmeg, 1 finely chopped onion, 1 tblspoon plain flour, 1 tablspoon butter.
Bring the above to the boil and simmer until thickened. Add 7 oz tin mushrooms or champignons, 1 small tin pineapple pieces (not juice).
Pour over chicken and simmer gently until required. Serve with rice if desired.

Source: contributed by Mrs. [?.] Staritski, Lucindale in A Pinch of Salt [n.p.: Hansen Press; n.d. [pre-metric?]; Introduction: "women of the Lucindale District who answered the call for their tried favourite recipes… to raise funds for a very worthy cause. The Spastic Children."], p.3

Monday, June 20, 2016

Apricot Oysters

185g butter or margarine
250g dried apricots
2 eggs
125g cornflour
375g S.R. flour
125g sugar

Method: Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs, then fold in flour. Roll out and cut into small rounds (approx. 5 cm rounds). Place an apricot on each round then cut out more rounds to place on top. Bake in moderate oven for 10 mins. When cool ice with white icing.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.143.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chicken Savoy

12 ozs cubed chicken cooked, 2 ozs can mushrooms, 2ozs butter, 1 sliced red capsicum, 1 sliced onion, 1 cup white sauce (with 1/2 tspn chopped parsley)[,] 4 olives, 4 slices of buttered toast.

Method: Fry capsicum in butter, add mushrooms and onion. Stir into sauce, add chicken. Pile on toast and garnish with olive.

Source: A Pinch of Salt [n.p.: Hansen Press; n.d. [pre-metric?]; Introduction: "women of the Lucindale District who answered the call for their tried favourite recipes… to raise funds for a very worthy cause. The Spastic Children."], p.4.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ginger Pie

1&1/2 pkts. ginger biscuits
1/4 lb. melted butter

Method: Mix together and line buttered pie plate with mixture.

Filling:
2 teacups water
6 tbspns. golden syrup
3 tbspns. custard powder
3 oz. chopped ginger

Method: Put all the above ingredients into a saucepan. Stir until it thickens - when cold add chopped ginger. Top with whipped cream.

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A Party Dish. Chicken with Walnuts.

2 ozs walnuts, 1 small onion, 1 small red pepper, 4 tblspns oil, 12 ozs cooked chicken cut in strips, 1/2 pint chicken stock, 1/2 oz. cornflour, 1 tbpsn soy sauce, 2 tblspns sherry, 5 ozs can water chestnuts drained and sliced[,] 4-6 ozs cooked rice, chopped parsley.

Method: Fry walnuts coars[e]ly broken, sliced onion and sliced pepper in oil, until tender but do not brown, stir in chicken, add stock. Mix cornflour with soy sauce and sugar[,] add to ingredients in pan and simmer for 3 mins stirring constantly[,] add sherry and chestnuts and warm through.
Serve hot with rice, sprinkled with parsley.

Source: contributed by Mrs. P. Paltridge, 'Tapinue' in A Pinch of Salt [n.p.: Hansen Press; n.d. [pre-metric?]; Introduction: "women of the Lucindale District who answered the call for their tried favourite recipes… to raise funds for a very worthy cause. The Spastic Children."], p.4.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Cabbage Vegie Dish

I often cook this dish whilst staying in the caravan as it only uses the one saucepan and hot plate. It's rather nice with barbecues as a change from salads.

Place 1 oz. margarine in a large saucepan and melt, add sliced celery, thin rounds of carrots, capsicum sliced, small sprigs cauliflower and rough chopped cabbage. Stir melted margarine through vegies, sprinkle with pepper, replace on hot plate, medium heat, lid on - takes 10 to 15 mins. Do not overcook. Mushrooms and/or bacon can be added.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.43.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Patio Scrolls

Make an unsweetened scone dough and roll out on floured board a 20 cm x 23 cm rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter than sprinkle with 1 cup of tasty grated cheese, 1/2 pkt of creamy onion soup and 2 tablespoons of chopped gherkin. Roll up as a swiss roll and cut into 10 slices. Place slices cut side up on greased 18 cm sandwich tin. Pour over 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake at 200C for 20-25 mins. These can be eaten hot or cold but like scones are much nicer hot.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.10.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chilled Asparagus Soup

2 x 340g can asparagus spears or cuts
1 chick stock cube
1/2 cup water
1 x 110g can Nestles cream
1/4 tspn. salt
1/4 tspn. pepper

Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 1 min. Pour into saucepan and heat stirring until luke-warm. Cool and chill.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.28.

Friday, May 20, 2016

All-Bran Quiche

Pastry:
1/2 cup All-Bran or Bran Buds
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup S.R. flour
pinch salt
2 oz. [60gm.] butter

Filling:
2 rashers bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 oz. [125 gm.] Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten

Method:

Pastry:
Soak All-Bran or Bran Buds in milk until liquid is absorbed (approximately 5 minutes). Sift flour and salt; rub in butter until mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Add bran mixture and knead lightly. Roll out pastry to line a 9" (23 cm.) pie plate.

Filling:
Fry bacon and onion until golden brown. Place into pastry case and sprinkle with cheese. Combine salt, pepper, milk and eggs and pour over cheese. Bake in a moderately hot oven, 190C gas, 200C electric (375F gas, 400F electric) for 10 minutes. Reset oven to 160C. [?]

Source: Better Health High Fibre Cookbook compiled by the Strathalbyn Kindergarten Committee (Hahndorf, S.A.: Fox Publishing, 1978), p.20.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Frimsel Soup

3 or 4 quarts [3 or 4 lts.] stock
2 turnips
3 carrots
1 onion
1 head celery
1 bunch mixed herbs
1 lb. [500 gm.] frimsels
1 pinch saffron

Method: Cut the vegetables as for Julienne soup, boil well in the stock until cooked. Half an hour before serving add the frimsels and saffron.

FRIMSELS: Beat an egg well with a pinch of salt, then sufficient flour (wholemeal) to thicken it enough to roll out. Roll as thin as a wafer, allow to dry, then fold and cut as thin as vermicelli; add these to soup.

Source: Better Health High Fibre Cookbook compiled by the Strathalbyn Kindergarten Committee (Hahndorf, S.A.: Fox Publishing, 1978), p.15.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

'Uncooked' Flan Filling

Fill uncooked flan with mixture of mixed dried fruits (sultanas, raisins, currants, mixed peel, cherries). Just about cover with cream (good way to use leftover which needs using). Sprinkle with sugar, and optional coconut. I add a dusting of mixed spice before adding cream. Special occasions add chopped nuts and stir rum through the fruit before putting into the base. (Very rich - only need a sliver served). Then cook as usual or until slightly golden.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.121.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mum's Brown Stew

3lb Skirt steak
1 dsspn Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Plain Flour
Small tin Tomato Soup
Salt and Pepper
Small tin crushed Pineapple
1 stalk Celery
1 small tin Water
1 large Spring Onion

Method: Remove excess fat from steak and cut into squares. Roll steak in flour and brown in 2 tbspn fat or oil. Place in casserole dish with salt, pepper, onion and celery. Combine all other ingredients and add to casserole. Cook in moderate oven 2 hours.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (Oodnadatta: 1986), p.24.

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.
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