Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year: Strawberry Bowle

1 punnet of strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bottle white wine
1 bottle sparkling white wine, cold
1/4 cup brandy
ice cubes

Method: Wash, hull and halve strawberries. Place in punch bowl with sugar and white wine. Leave several hours. Add brandy, ice cubes and then sparkling wine just before serving.

Source: contributed by J. Fox 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.104.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Chilled Xmas Pudding

1&1/2 lb mixed fruit
3/4 lb sweet biscuit crumbs
1 tspn spice
1/2 tspn ground ginger
1/2 lb butter
1/2 tspn cinnamon
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 lb marshmallows
1/4 cup orange juice

Method: Chop all fruits finely and add to biscuit crumbs and spices. Melt butter and marshmallows over boiling water and add to mixture with orange juice and sherry. Mix well. Press into greased pudding basin. Chill. Serve with icecream.

Source: contributed by E. Randle in S.C.N.H. [Southern Cross Nursing Homes] 1st Floor Cook Book No. 2 (?North Plympton; n.d.), p.135.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

War-time Plum Pudding

Half oz. flour, 6 ozs raisins, 6 ozs currants, 4 ozs suet, 4 ozs brown sugar, 4 ozs mashed carrot, 4 ozs mashed potatoes, 1 tablespoon treacle, 1 oz. lemon peel, 1 oz. citron peel. Boil as usual for a pudding of this size.

Source: contributed by Mrs. J. S. Pearce, Kapunda 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.42.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


1 bottle Marsala, 3 bottles Leed Lemonade, 1 punnet strawberries. Serves 20.

Source: Centenary Cook Book 1878-1978 by St. Paul's Lutheran Women, Yorketown (Yorketown, [1978]), p.113.

Monday, December 8, 2014

No Pastry Quiche

5 eggs
1/2 cup plain flour
4 tsp butter/margarine
1&3/4 cups milk
4 rashers bacon
Salt & pepper
Chopped onion, capsicum, herbs, spinach, tomato etc

Method: Mix all ingredients together and pour into a well greased dish.
Allow to sit while you prepare the fillings (this lets the flour sink to the bottom).
Add your favourite fillings into the mix (slices of tomato on top look good as well as taste good).
Bake in a moderate oven for 45-60 minutes.
Great hot or cold!

Source: Recommended by S. Aldridge in The Wentworth Private Residential Care Cookbook (Aberfoyle Park [Adelaide], ?2008), p.11

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cream Cake

4 Eggs
1 cp. Sugar
2 cps. S. R. Flour
1 cp. Cream
Vanilla essence

Method: Beat all ingredients together for 5 minutes. Pour into greased cake tin and bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes.

Source: contributed by Mrs. D. Dempsey (Auburn) in The Lunchbox: A Selection of Tried Recipes (Clare, S.A.: The Bihar Mission Auxiliary; 1975 [Second Edition]), p.31.