Saturday, May 24, 2014

Marmalade Gingerbread

8 oz. S. R. Flour
2 level tsp. ground Ginger
1 level tsp. Cinnamon
3 oz. Margarine
8 oz. thick orange Marmalade
1 Egg
2 tbsp. hot Water
6 tbsp. Golden Syrup

Method: Sift flour and spices into bowl. Melt syrup and margarine over low heat, cool slightly. Make a well in the flour, pour in marmalade syrup mixture, beaten egg, then water and mix well. Bake one hour at 330 deg. in a greased and lined tin. Cut into fingers when cold.

Source: contributed by Felicity Horgan (Clare) in The Lunchbox: A Selection of Tried Recipes (Clare, S.A.: The Bihar Mission Auxiliary; 1975 [Second Edition]), p.19f.

Edit 24/5/2014: I made this - it rose and cooked evenly, tho' was not particularly high. The marmalade flavour was very intense.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beef & Onion Casserole

750gms Oyster Blade Steak or Stewing Steak will do
1 x 435gms can crushed Pineapple drained
1 pkt French Onion Soup
1/2 - 1 Cup Water or Stock

Method: Dice meat, place in casserole, add pineapple, sprinkle with contents of soup packet add stock and simmer to cook in moderate oven 1/1.2 hours.

Source: contributed by M. Hogben in Cookbook: St Joseph's School, Clare (Clare: St Joseph's School, 1991), p.29.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Layered Salad

1/2 small lettuce, shredded
250g finely chopped mushrooms
1 cup tasty grated cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup frozen peas
3 hard boiled eggs, diced
2 tsp french mustard
2 tbs sour cream.

Place in large bowl in layers

Make Dressing -
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbs sour cream
2 tsp French mustard
2 dsp lemon juice

Method: Mix together and pour over salad, leave overnight (refrigerated) if possible or make the same day. Place a layer of finely diced tomatoes and spring onions or red onions and parsley. Top off with crispy diced bacon.

Source: The Wentworth Private Residential Care Cookbook (Aberfoyle Park [Adelaide], ?2008), p.18

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quick Seasoned Chicken Mornay

1 cooked Chicken broken away from bone into pieces, 1 pkt seasoned chicken & vegetable soup.

Method: Prepare soup as usual & add chicken, bring to boil & thicken.

Source: contributed by K. Eldredge in Cookbook: St Joseph's School, Clare (Clare: St Joseph's School, 1991), p.30.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


8 oz flour, 4 oz butter, 3 oz sugar, 1 egg, 1 tbspn coconut.

Method: Beat butter and sugar, add beaten egg, then coconut and flour. Roll in coconut. Bake 350 deg.

Source: contributed by D. Voigt in Centenary Cook Book 1878-1978 by St. Paul's Lutheran Women, Yorketown (Yorketown, [1978]), p.81.