Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mock Duck

1 lb. rump or blade bone steak
1 teaspoon chopped thyme and sage
1 chopped onion
Salt and pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon melted butter

Method: Spread the meat and pound it a little. Rub with lemon. Mix crumbs and seasonings and add melted butter. Spread the crumbs over the meat, roll up, and tie into shape. Place in a covered pie dish with some good dripping and a cup of hot water. Cook about 2 hours in a moderate oven. Take cover from pie dish and allow the meat 20 minutes to brown. Serve with good gravy.

Source: The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.34.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Potatoes Parisienne

3 dessertspoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups potato balls (made with potato baller)
3 teaspoons chopped parsley

Method: Stand potato balls 1 hour in cold water. Drain, dry on absorbent paper or clean cloth. Place in heated oil in frypan; cover and cook gently 30-40 mins. shaking pan to cook evenly. Just before serving add salt and parsley; toss lightly to mix.

Source: contributed by Mrs. W. Ker in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.41.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Muesli Scones

1 cup SR flour
1 cup Muesli
TONE skim milk

Method: Mix dry ingredients and add sufficient milk to produce a scone dough. Heat lightly greased frypan to 175°C. Place spoonfuls of scone mix in pan, cover and reduce temperature to 150°C. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tops are smooth, not moist. Turn scones to brown the base. These are delicious served hot and require no additions. Served with fresh fruit, or fruit juice, Muesli Scones provide a quick and complete breakfast.

Muesli
250g rolled oats
250g wheat germ
125g bran, unprocessed
4 Tblsp buckwheat
4 Tblsp sunflower seeds
250g dried fruits

Method: Mix all together and store in air-tight containers.

Source: Rumbles Cookbook: low fat, low cholesterol, low salt and high fibre recipes edited by Judy Read (Adelaide: Royal Adelaide Hospital Health Promotion Unit, n.d. [1980s]), p.17.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Cheese Rusks

250g SR flour
milk to mix
125g butter
125g grated matured cheese
pinch salt
good shake of cayenne
1t mustard

Method: Sift flour, salt, cayenne and mustard. Rub in butter and cheese. Mix to scone dough consistency with milk. Turn onto floured board and knead. Roll into 1&1/2cm thickness and cut into oblong 7.5cm long x 2-2.5cm wide. Place on oven slide and bake at 220 degrees C gas oven until just browned. Remove tray from oven and with 2 forks split through scones as though to butter them. Return to oven, split side up and dry out and brown gently in gas oven 150-160 degrees C. Serve buttered with a dip or topped with savouries.

N.B. If well dried out and crisp, they will keep for a long time in an airtight tin.

Source: Festive Fair: Christmas Menus (Adelaide: South Australian Gas Company, 'From the Home Service Department'; n.d. [early 1980s?]), p.51.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Cheese Sauce Scones

8 oz. S.R. flour
Pinch salt
2 oz. butter or margarine
3/4 cup milk
3 oz. of tasty cheese

Method: Sift flour and salt into bowl. Add 1 oz. of butter and rub in well. Make a hollow in bottom of the bowl and add the milk. Mix with a round-top knife until a soft dough is formed. Tip on to a lightly-floured board. Knead until the underside is smooth. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with plain 1&1/2" cutter. Place in a shallow round 8" sponge tin, close together. Pat over the Cheese Sauce. Place the remaining butter in a saucepan and melt. Don't brown. Add cheese and stir twice. Pour sauce on scones and spread. Cook for 15 minutes Gas oven 425°, Electric 550°.

Source: contributed by Jane Lemon in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.67.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Cold Chocolate Souffle

4 eggs
1/4 lb. block of best dark chocolate
1 pint boiling milk
Sugar to taste
1/2 oz. gelatine (1 level tablespoon)

Method: Beat the yolks of eggs till light. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it in 1 pint boiling milk, and add the sugar and yolks of eggs. Let thicken to a nice custard, but do not boil. Melt 1/2 oz. gelatine in a little hot water and add to the custard. When cool, lightly fold in the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Pour into a glass bowl and place in refrigerator. Do not turn out. When ready to serve, put whipped cream on top and, if desired, decorate with cut-up blanched almonds and cherries.

Source: contributed by Lady Bonython in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.60.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Orange Surprise

4 oranges
Fruit salad (drained of juice)
White curacao (optional)
2 level tablespoons sugar
2 egg whites

Method: Cut top off oranges, remove pulp with sharp knife and spoon, keeping shell intact. Pour in a dessertspoon curacao, then fill with fruit salad. Pipe meringue on top of each orange, sealing carefully. Bake in quick oven until meringue sets (2 mins. only). Serve in individual glass dishes. 

Source: contributed by Mrs. Warwick Hancock in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.56.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Chicken Veal Mornay

1 pkt. Continental chicken noodle soup
1&1/2 cups water
1 oz. copha
3 level tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1&1/2 cups diced cooked veal
1 cup buttered breadcrumbs
Extra grated cheese

Method: Cook soup in water for 7 minutes. Melt copha and mix in flour. Add milk and the soup. Stir until boiling. Mix in grated cheese, parsley, diced cooked veal. Place in ovenproof dish and sprinkle with grated cheese and buttered breadcrumbs. Brown in moderate oven.

Source: contributed by Mrs. A. R. K. Stalley in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.22.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Whiting Superb

1 lb. whiting fillets
1 cup soft white breadcrumbs
3 oz. butter
2 chopped peeled tomatoes
1 cup mashed potatoes
2 scant tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 a lemon
Pepper and salt
Chopped parsley

Method: Line the bottom of an ovenproof serving dish with the breadcrumbs. Pour the melted butter over this. Rub the fish fillets with lemon. Lay them on the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Combine the mashed potato, chopped tomatoes, peanut paste, brown sugar and chopped parsley and mix well. Spread this mixture over the fish and bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes. When serving decorate with parsley and slices of lemon.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Norman Young in The Possum Cookery Book in Aid of Miss Minda - Telethon (Brighton: Minda Home Auxiliary, n.d. [1960s - post 1963]), p.19.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Choco Bananas

Peel 2 bananas, slice and sprinkle with milk chocolate pieces. Cook on High 1-2 minutes, until part cooked. Top with cream or tinned cream and serve. Use small microwave sweet dishes to cook this sweet.

Source: contributed by Margaret Bennett in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.22.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Kidney Stuffed Mushrooms

125gm chopped lamb kidneys
6-8 med. mushrooms (remove stems and chop finely)
2 rashers of bacon chopped finely
1 chopped onion
2 small teaspoon worcestershire sauce
2 tabs. chopped parsley
1/2 cup grated mixed tasty and cheddar cheese
1 teas. soy sauce

Method: Combine chopped kidneys, bacon, onion and mushroom stems and sauces. Cook on High 4 minutes stirring once. Stir in half parsley mixture, place mixture in mushroom caps. Cook on High 4 minutes or until cheese is melted, after topping with remaining parsley cheese mix.

Source: contributed by Margaret Bennett in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.24.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Marinated Lamb Chops

Slice 2 white onions into casserole, with 6 lamb chops from which surplus fat has been removed. Season with pepper and salt. Cover with either claret or hock, and allow to marinate for a few hours before cooking. Add 2 small tomatoes, skinned and sliced. Cook gently. Thicken before serving and add 1 tsp of butter and parsley.

Source: contributed by N. Palmer in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.32.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Gelatine Ice Cream Dessert

1 packet jelly crystals
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water (*or use 3/4 cup cold water and 1/4 cup sweet sherry)
1 pint vanilla ice cream

Method: Dissolve jelly crystals in boiling water and add cold water. Add ice cream by spoonfuls, stirring until melted. Chill until slightly thickened then stir well. Pour into individual dishes or one large bowl. Decorate with fresh fruit (or canned). Chill until set (approximately 1 hour). Makes 7 servings.

Source: contributed by Mrs. W. Hobbs (Secretary A.C.H. Fullarton Aux.) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.40.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Jarred Chops

6 chump chops
heaped tablespoon flour
dessertspoon sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar

Method: Coat chops with flour and sugar. In an ovenproof dish, mix sauces, vinegar and water. Place coated chops in dish with mixture. Cover and bake in 350°-375°F oven 1&1/2-2 hours.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Deep Fried Dim Sims

1 pkt. pre-rolled puff pastry

Filling:
500g minced meat
1 onion chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Pepper and salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oil
Pinch curry powder
1 egg white

Method: Brown onion and meat in oil, add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cut each sheet of pastry into 9 squares. Place teaspoons of filling on each square. Brush pasty with water and pull together in shape of money purse. Heat oil in Wok or deep fryer and add Dim Sims about six at a time and cook until pastry is golden. Serve with dip.

Dip Sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar.

Source: contributed by Mrs B. A. Boylen (A.C.H. Broken Hill Auxiliary) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.22.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

6 Cup 'Special' Salad

1 cup each of following:
Coconut
Sour Cream
Crushed pineapple
Philadelphia cheese
Mandarin segments (tinned or fresh)
Marshmallows (white, cut finely)

Method: Mix all 6 ingredients together.

Source: contributed by Mrs E. Wood (A.C.H. Volunteer Service) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.39.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Egg and Caviar Pate

6 hard boiled eggs
60g melted butter
Sour cream
Red and black caviar
Salt and pepper
Chopped parsley
Crackers

Method: Sieve eggs and mix with butter. Season well. Arrange pate in a mound on plate. Smooth top and sides, spoon over sour cream and coat eggs completely. Decorate top with caviar and lemon wedges. Finish with parsley. Serve with crackers.

Source: contributed by Mrs B. J. S. Vasey (A.C.H. Barmera Auxiliary) in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.6.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Pineapple Flummery

Ingredients: 1 tin pineapple, 1 pkt jelly crystals, 1 egg, 1/2 pint milk, 1 heaped tsp cornflour, 1 dsp sugar, vanilla.

Method: Chop pineapple after pouring off juice and put in bowl. Make custard with the egg, milk, cornflour, sugar and a little vanilla. When cool, pour the custard over pineapple and stir well together. Boil pineapple juice, make jelly with this adding sufficient water to make up the quantity. Beat egg white stiffly and when jelly is setting, beat the egg white into this. Pour carefully over the custard. Serve with whipped cream.

Source: contributed by F. Jefferson in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.65.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Quiche

4 slices of bacon on the base of a dish, add small tin of drained pineapple, some grated cheese. Beat 6 eggs and 1 can of evaporated milk and pour over cheese. Bake for 45 mins. (or until set) in moderate oven.

Source: contributed by Jill Koch in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.20.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Sweet Corn Dip

Ingredients: 3 oz butter, salt, pepper, mustard, 8 oz cheddar cheese, 5 Tbls cream, 1 small onion, 8 oz tin sweet corn.

Method: Cream butter, salt, pepper and mustard. Gradually add cheese and cream. Beat until fluffy, then add other ingredients.

Source: contributed by E. Simpfendorfer in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.19.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Almond Peach Torte

Ingredients: 1/2 pkt plain sweet biscuits, 4 oz margarine.

Filling: 1 pkt lemon jelly crystals, 6 oz peach nectar (juice from preserved canned peaches), 1 pkt Philadelphia cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp almond essence, 1 large can chilled evaporated milk, peach slices, 3 Tbls lemon juice.

Method: Make crumb crust and press into container. Dissolve jelly crystals in hot peach juice. Cool. Cream cheese, almond essence and sugar until fluffy. Add jelly and when partially set, whip iced evaporated milk and lemon juice in with this mixture. Fold in drained, sliced peaches. Pour into casing, chill and decorate with cream and almonds.

Source: contributed by B. Bastian in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.47.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Never Drop Cream Puffs

Ingredients: 1 heaped Tbls butter, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup SR flour, 2 eggs.

Method: Melt butter, add boiling water. When mixture boils, add SR flour. Mix quickly, remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat until mixture is smooth. Place in dessertspoons (teaspoons party size) on greased tray. Bake in moderate oven 30 mins. These puffs never fail, even if door is opened during cooking.

Source: contributed by E. Corkin in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.84.
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