Monday, November 28, 2016

Craig's Lemon Finger Dessert

6oz castor sugar, 4oz butter, 4 eggs separated, rind and juice of 1 lemon, sponge fingers.

Method: Cream sugar and butter until very fluffy and white. Add egg yolks, juice and rind of lemon (grated). Beat egg whites separately until very fluffy (well beaten). Mix gently, fold into other mixture. Layer of fingers on bottom of dish, cover with some mixture, another layer of sponge fingers and remainder of mixture. Leave overnight.

Source: contributed by D. Voigt in Lutheran Jubilee 150 Cook Book 1838-1988 Volume 2. By St. Paul's Congregation, Yorketown (1988), p.92.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Scotch Finger Sweet

1 pkt Scotch-Finger biscuits, 1 tbspn sugar, 1 pkt dried apricots finely diced, 1 pkt lemon jelly crystals.

Method: Soak apricots for 2 hours, then boil for 5 mins with sugar. Place biscuits in dish rough side up. Add jelly crystals to apricot mixture and pour over biscuits. When cold, top with whipped cream. (Make recipe the day before you want to serve).

Source: contributed by S. Lienert in Lutheran Jubilee 150 Cook Book 1838-1988 Volume 2. By St. Paul's Congregation, Yorketown (1988), p.72

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Date Fingers

250g chopped dates
2 tsp mango rind
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sun-flower seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup mango juice
90g butter
2 eggs beaten
1&1/2 cups wholemeal s.r. flour

Method: Boil dates, mango juice and rind, butter and sugar together for a few minutes, when cool add eggs, flour and seeds. Spread in swiss roll tin and cook in moderate oven about 1/2 hour. Cut into fingers when cook. (You can sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking.)

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Savoury Fingers

Butter bread and spread with one of the following. Cut into fingers and bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Store in an airtight container for further use.

* vegemite or promite and grated cheese
* parmesan cheese and garlic salt
* sesame or poppy seeds
* tomato paste/pesto topped with bacon bits and grated cheese

Source: Cooking Barossa Style by the Ebenezer Community Centre (2000), p.85.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Florencia Fingers

3 oz. butter
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 oz. mixed peel chopped
1 oz. glace cherries
4 oz. rolled oats
1 oz. brown sugar
1 oz. walnuts or almonds chopped
1/2 cup flour (wholemeal plain if possible)

Method: Melt butter and syrup. Add oats, peel, cherries and nuts and flour. Mix thoroughly. Press into 7" square tin. Bake 20-30 minutes, 360F. When cool, top with 4 oz. cooking chocolate melted with 1 oz. copha.

Source: contributed by M. O'Lean, A.C.H. Mallala Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.49

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fish Finger Salad

Method: 1 pkt fish fingers (fried). Place lettuce leaves on a plate. Mix some cooked rice, sweetcorn kernels & peas; add some mayonnaise. Put on to lettuce leaves, then cover with fish fingers, pineapple rings, & tomato slices.

Source: Well Tried Barossa Recipes: St John's Lutheran Ladies Guild, Tanunda (reprint 2000 of 2nd edition 1975 [1st edn 1974]), p.20.

(from the archive)