Saturday, February 28, 2009


To give your chocolate cake a new filling, try two mashed bananas mixed with two tablespoons raspberry jam and whipped cream. It's really something!!

Source: Food for Thought. Favourite Recipes Specially Contributed By 222 Adelaide Hostesses to Aid the S.A. Association for Mental Health (n.d. [late 1960s?]), p.51.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Eggs à la Tripe

3 medium-sized onions
3 eggs
1/2 pint of milk
1 small tablespoon flour
a little butter
pepper and salt

Method: Peel the onions and cut in quarters. Boil with salt in about a cup of water. When soft, drain off the water, mix flour to a smooth paste with milk, add butter and pepper. Add this to the onions, and stirring, boil till it thickens. Then, having previously boiled the eggs till quite hard, shell and slice. Lift the onions with sauce into a hot dish, place the egg over top and garnish with toast.

Source: contributed by G. Robertson, Glenelg, in The Barossa Cookery Book: 1000 Selected Recipes from a District Celebrated Throughout Australia for the Excellence of its Cookery. Every Recipe of Proved Merit and Signed as such by the Donors (33rd edition, 2006), p.1.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Beet Layer Salad

1 x 825g can baby beets
1 x 440g tiny taters
2 cups celery, sliced diagonally
1 green capsicum, chopped
1/2 lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, sliced

1/4 cup oil
1 tbspn. lemon juice
1/2 tspn. dry mustard
1 tbspn. finely chopped onion
1 tbspn. chopped parsley

1 cup natural yoghurt
1 tbspn. honey
1 green apple, grated
1/4 tspn cinnamon

Method: Place the layer of lettuce first, then capsicum, then celery, then tomato, then potato, then baby beets. Pour dressing on and spoon topping last.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia; n.d., after 1987), p.54.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hawaiin Veal

6 Veal Cutlets 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 egg
browned breadcrumbs
oil and butter for frying
250 grams bacon (chopped)
500 grams onions (chopped)
1 cup pineapple pieces
1/2 cup moselle
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Method: Lightly flour cutlets, dip in beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs. Heat oil and butter and fry veal until golden brown both sides but not cooked through. Place veal in large casserole. Cook bacon for 4 minutes on Full Power. Cook onion with a small amount of oil for 6 minutes on Full Power. Top cutlets with onion, bacon and pineapple. Mix wine and pineapple juice together and pour over meat etc. Place uncovered in microwave on 100% power for 10 minutes then on Medium Power 30-40 minutes until cooked.

Source: contributed by H. Wilson in Country Cuisine (1987, reprint 1989, recipes "compiled by Lyn Wilson of South Hummocks and ladies from Balaklava and surrounding districts" in aid of the Crippled Children's Association of S.A.), p.80.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rice & Mushrooms

1 & 1/2 cups cooked rice
french dressing
1 grated carrot
240g button mushrooms
120g seedless green grapes
1 cup plain yoghurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
chopped parsley
salt & black pepper

Method: Combine rice, french dressing & carrot. Make a layer of these ingredients in a shallow casserole or serving dish. Combine remaining ingredients, place on top of first layer. Chill & serve.

Source: American River C.W.A. Recipes for Christmas and Special Occasions (Kangaroo Island: 1998), p.36.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Quick Chicken Curry

4 Potatoes, sliced
1 dsspn Curry Powder
2 Eggs, hard boiled
2 cups cooked Chicken
1 tin Cream Chicken Soup

Method: Place 1/2 potatoes in base of casserole dish. Top with chicken, chopped boiled egg, then remaining potato. Mix curry with soup, pour over potato. Bake without lid in mod. oven 1 & 1/2 hours or till cooked.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (1986), p.27.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Coleslaw Salad

1 large onion
1 or 2 carrots
2 apples
1/2 tin peaches
small cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
salt to taste
4 dsp fresh cream

Method: Grate or chop very finely onion, carrot, apples and peaches. Place in large container with lid and add the salt, sugar and vinegar. Place in refrigerator overnight. Next day shred cabbage. Pour over the mixture from the refrigerator and add the cream. Toss and serve.

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

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Steak Paree

8 small fillets of steak or 4 large
1/2 pint cream
1 pkt. French Onion soup

Method: Line casserole dish with large piece of alfoil which has been greased with butter. Add fillets of steak. Sprinkle all over with onion soup, then add cream. Fold back ends of alfoil and cover completely, then add lid of casserole dish and cook in moderate oven (375 degrees F) for 1&1/2 hours.

Source: contributed by Mrs L. Bungay in Look and Cook: 1st/3rd Glenelg Scout and Cub Group (Glenelg: 1971), p.15.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Poached Eggs in Red Wine

Fry 4 rounds of bread.

Poach 4 eggs in 1/2 bottle of red wine (can use 3/4 cup port, claret or burgundy with 1 & 1/4 cup of water).

Place eggs in oven to keep warm. Fry one medium sized onion until golden, add 1 or 2 dessertspoons of flour, stir, then add wine sauce and cook until thickened. Serve eggs on round of bread and cover with wine sauce.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Ian Wall in Food for Thought. Favourite Recipes Specially Contributed By 222 Adelaide Hostesses to Aid the S.A. Association for Mental Health (Adelaide: n.d. [late 1960s?]), p.5.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Creamy Mushroom Pick-ups

8 oz pkt cream cheese
2 tbspns butter
2 tbspns brandy
1/2 tspn Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tspn mustard
1/2 tspn Soy sauce
Pinch pepper
12 large mushroom caps
Sliced stuffed olives

Method: Beat first 7 ingredients together until smooth, pipe into mushroom caps. Decorate with sliced olives. Chill well before serving as an hors d'oeuvre.

Source: Well Tried Barossa Recipes (Tanunda: St John's Lutheran Ladies Guild; reprint 2000 of 2nd edition 1975 [1st edn 1974]), p.2.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mushroom Dip

1 pkt Mushroom Soup Mix
225ml Reduced Cream
1/2 cup Walnut pieces

Method: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Add a little water if too thick.

Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (1986), p.43.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chinese Chop Suey

1 lb mince meat
2 rashers bacon (cut into small pieces)
1 pkt chicken noodle soup
1/2 cup rice
Salt and pepper
1 tsp curry
1&1/2 cups shredded cabbage
2 sticks chopped celery
3 cups cold water
2 large onions
1 carrot sliced
Capsicum (a few pieces sliced)
1/4 lb butter
1/2 lb green beans sliced

Method: Combine all ingredients in a large casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 1&1/2 hours.

Source: contributed by D. Arthur in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.42.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mock Chicken

1 large Tomato
1 teaspoon Thyme
2 dessertspoons Butter
1 minced Onion
2 tablespoons tasty grated Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Method: place all ingredients in a saucepan and cook 6 minutes, stirring all the time. Suitable for sandwich fillings.

Source: contributed by V. Cameron & E. Crossman in Flinders Favourites: Hawker Centenary Recipe Book (6th edition, 1996).

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Savoury Mince

500 gm Mince
400 gm tin Spaghetti
250 gm Rice
1 cup Mixed Vegetables
2 teaspoon Curry
440 gm tin Tomato Soup

Method: Cover mince and cook for 30 minutes, add cooked rice and other ingredients, and simmer 3/4 hour. Stir frequently as it sticks easily.

Source: contributed by M. Shute in Flinders Favourites: Hawker Centenary Recipe Book (6th edition, 1996).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tropical Salad Appetiser

Place the following on toothpicks:

Pieces of fruit
Kabana sausage

Stick toothpicks into orange halves and serve on lettuce leaves.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (Pt Augusta: The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia; n.d., c1987), p.11.