Friday, July 31, 2009

Apricot Cloud

3 egg whites
6 tbsp sugar
1&1/2 tsp lemon juice
3/8 tsp salt
3/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 cups pureed apricots (canned)

3 egg yolks
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp evaporated milk

Method: Beat eggs whites, salt, cream of tartar until doubled in volume. Beat in sugar gradually until meringue forms soft peaks. Fold in apricots and lemon juice. Spoon into dishes. Top with sauce. SAUCE: Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick. Fold in lemon juice and evaporated milk.

Source: contributed by E. Lutchford in Library Cookbook: West Torrens Public Library - Recipes Supplied by Friends, Borrowers and Staff (West Torrens: 1985 [1st edn]).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuna Sweetcorn Mushroom Puffs

Choux Pastry:-
90g (3oz) plain flour
2 large eggs
45g (1.1/2oz) butter
3/4 cup water

Method: Sift flour. Place water and butter in medium sized saucepan. Bring to fast boil. Drop in flour all at once and stir quickly with wooden spoon. Slightly cool mixture. Beat eggs well and add slowly to mixture beating well. Drop in dessertspoonfuls onto oven tray. Bake for 30 min. at 200C (400F). Remove from oven, make a slit in the side and remove any soft part which is not dry - return to oven for 5 minutes. Using a sharp knife break each case in half.

1x125g (4oz) tin of either tuna, sweetcorn, mushrooms or crab meat
1.1/4 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste
30g (1oz) plain flour
30g (1oz) butter

Method: Melt the butter in the saucepan, add the flour, stir with wooden spoon then gradually add the milk stirring until it boils and thickens. Add the tuna, sweetcorn, mushrooms or crab meat and mix well. Fill the cases and reheat. Serve hot.

Source: contributed by Mrs. P. Thomas in Gulnare Gourmets (Gulnare Primary School Welfare Club, 1984 [2nd edition]), p.3.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Curried Macaroni Salad

2 cups chilled cooked macaroni
1 green (or red) pepper
2 tablespoons sultanas
Chopped pineapple
1 green (or red) apple, chopped with skin on
3 tablespoons walnuts
3 chopped shallots

1/2 cup salad oil
1/3 cup vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon sugar
1 dessertspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Method: Mix all vegetables and macaroni together and pour over salad dressing. Serve with greens and tomato wedges.

Source: Memory Lane Cookbook (Rotary Club of Naracoorte, 1986), p.133.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crisped Prawn Sticks

1 French bread stick

125g soft butter
1 cup grated matured cheese
1 can 100g cocktail prawns or shrimps, drained
2 tbspns. gherkin spread
1/2 tspn. salt
Pepper to taste

Method: Beat all ingredients together til well blended. Cut bread 3/4 way through into approx. 14 slices. Spread the filling between each slice and a little over the top crust of stick. Wrap in foil. Place on a rack over hot coals or bake at 200 degrees C for 15 mins til bread is heated through and crisp. Serve in a serviette lined basket.

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.46.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chicken and Salmon Mornay

1 pkt creme of chicken soup
2 cups water
1&1/2 cups milk
2 tbls butter
1-2 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup chutney
1 cups cooked rice
8 oz tin salmon
2 heaped tbls flour

Method: Make up soup to the directions on packet, using only 2 cups water, add milk, butter, curry powder and salmon. Bring to boil and thicken with the flour mixed with water. Place mixture in a casserole, in alternate layers with rice and chutney, finishing with a layer of salmon mixture. Top with crushed cornflakes, dot with butter. Bake in moderate oven until thoroughly heated and nicely browned.

Source: contributed by B. Roocke in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.24.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lemon Butter

2 lbs. trombone
2 lbs. sugar
1/4 lb butter or Marg.
4 large lemons

Method: Boil trombone and drain well, and then mash. Melt butter in saucepan. Add grated lemon rind and juice of lemons. Then add trombone and sugar. Boil 1/2 hour, stirring constantly. Bottle and keep air-tight. Will keep indefinitely. May be used as jam.

Source: contributed by T. Hayden in Recipe Book Containing the Favourite Recipes of Members of the Payneham Methodist Women's Fellowship, 1961 (Payneham [Adelaide]: 1961), p.28.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

German Toast

minced steak
thick sliced white bread
chopped onions or chives
salt and pepper

Method: Spread mince thinly but cover completely, onto bread. Season, sprinkle with onion or chives. Grill until meat is cooked. This takes only a few minutes and the juices soak into the bread. Serve with tomato or barbecue sauce. Quick and tasty, a new way to serve mince, open to 1001 variations. e.g. top with a slice of tomato or cheese and return to griller for a few mins.

Source: contributed by M. Irvine in The Princess Royal Cookbook compiled by a sub-committee of The Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Australia (Kent Town: Peacock Publications, 1984 reprint of 1981 first edition; ISBN 0909209502), p.13.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Savoury Tuna Sandwich

1 french stick
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon mustard
1 tin tuna
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 cup grated cheese
2 tablespoons sliced gherkins

Method: Cut french stick in halves lengthwise and scoop out middle. Mix butter with mustard and spread french stick. Fill french stick (as for sandwich) and spread top and sides with extra butter. Sprinkle with packet French Onion Soup, wrap in alfoil and bake in oven 200C (400F) for 25 minutes.

Source: contributed by M. Crawford in Gulnare Gourmets (Gulnare Primary School Welfare Club, 1984 [2nd edition]), p.3.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Also seen

Also seen: 'The most revolting dish ever devised' -- Tim Hayward on Elizabeth David's cookbook annotations, from the Guardian. Related suggestions here. (Thanks to L. for the link)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cold Weather Hash

1 cups cooked mince meat
2 cups finely grated raw potato
1/2 cup grated onion
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Method: Mix meat, onion and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, add milk and place in casserole. Bake in moderate oven for 1 hour. Serve with hot tomato sauce (heated).

Source: contributed by D. M. Marles in Library Cookbook: West Torrens Public Library - Recipes Supplied by Friends, Borrowers and Staff (West Torrens: 1985 [1st edn]).