Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Apple Tart

Pastry:
1&1/2 cups plain flour
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons sugar or icing sugar
90 g. (3 ozs) butter or margarine
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
Spiced apples:
4 cooking apples
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Long strip lemon peel
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Meringue:
2 egg whites
Pinch salt
4 tablespoons castor sugar

Method: For pastry, sift together flour and salt. Stir in sugar. Rub in butter with fingertips. Beat egg yolks with lemon juice and work into flour mixture. Add water gradually and mix into a firm dough. Press dough on to base and sides of a 23 cm. (9 in.) pie plate; trim edges. Pierce all over with a fork. Bake in a hot oven (220C) until firm and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool.

Apple filling: Peel, core and slice apples. Heat sugar, water and peel in saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves and syrup boils. Add apples; cover and cook 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates and apples are soft and dry. Remove from heat. Stir in mixed spice and cinnamon. Spoon into pastry shell.

Meringue: Beat egg whites and salt until stiff. Gradually add castor sugar, beating constantly until glossy. Pile over filling to meet pastry and seal completely. Bake in a moderately hot oven (190C) until meringue is browned, 10 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.

Serves 6 to 8.

Source: Memory Lane Cookbook (Rotary Club of Naracoorte, 1986), p.72.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Camembert Hot Bread

Cut a French stick into 2 cm wide slices almost through to the base. Finely chop a 125g Australian camembert cheese and add 3 tbspns. butter, salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Beat well. Spread cheese mixture onto each side of bread. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Wrap in foil and bake in a hot oven for 15 mins.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.44.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Rabbit Delight

1 rabbit
cooking oil
fine breadcrumbs
salt
2 onions, sliced
850ml can Apricot Nectar
Gravox
cider vinegar

Method: Remove tail bone from rabbit then soak in salt water, preferably overnight. Wash thoroughly and rinse in cold water. Joint into edible pieces, then soak in cider vinegar for as long as possible before cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water. Heat oil in frypan, roll rabbit in breadcrumbs, then brown in oil on both sides. Remove and place in casserole dish. Brown onions in the pan then scatter over rabbit. Pour nectar in pan and thicken to a gravy using Gravox. Once thickened, pour over rabbit and cook in oven for 1.1/2-2 hours, or until tender.

Source: Cooking Barossa Style by the Ebenezer Community Centre (2000), p.41.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spanish Rabbit

1 rabbit, 1 pkt chicken noodle soup, water, salt, 6 rashers bacon with rind removed, 1 cup soft breadcrumbs, 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp mixed spice, 1 oz butter, 1 Tbls parsley, pepper.

Method: Prepare chicken soup as on packet, omitting 1 cup of water, strain and put noodles aside. Soak rabbit in warm salted water for 1/2 hour. Cut into sections. Remove and wrap each section in a bacon rasher. Grease oven-proof dish, sprinkle with noodles and some breadcrumbs. Arrange rabbit in dish, add onion, tomatoes, parsley, pepper and herbs. Sprinkle with remaining breadcrumbs. Pour in strained soup. Cover and cook in moderate oven until tender (approx. 1 hour).

Source: contributed by G. Lee in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition, p.38.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rabbit with Sweet & Sour Sauce

1&1/2 lbs rabbit pieces (without bone), 1 tbspn lard or butter, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbspns cornflour, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 cup pineapple juice, 3/4 cup sliced green pepper, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/4 cup chopped spring onion, 1 small can pineapple pieces, freshly cooked rice, 1 dspn Soy sauce.

Method: Cut rabbit flesh into pieces about 2" long & 1/2" wide. Brown them lightly in hot lard or butter, stirring well. Add the water, cover & simmer until rabbit is tender. Stir occasionally, as there is very little liquid. Combine brown sugar, cornflour, vinegar, pineapple juice & Soy sauce in a bowl, & stir until smooth. Place into a saucepan & stir over a medium heat, until the mixture boils & thickens. Pour over the rabbit pieces. Cover & simmer for about 5-6 mins, then add pineapple pieces, onion, green pepper & celery, & cook for a further 5-6 mins. The vegetables should remain crisp. Serve at once with freshly cooked rice & a little extra Soy sauce if desired.

Source: Well Tried Barossa Recipes (Tanunda: St John's Lutheran Ladies Guild; reprint 2000 of 2nd edition 1975 [1st edn 1974]), p.17.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Banana Whip

4 bananas
1 egg white
crisp biscuits to serve
1 tbspn. caster sugar
2/3 cup cream (whipped)

Method: Mash bananas to a smooth puree. Whisk the egg white until stiff, then whisk in sugar. Fold banana puree and meringue into the cream. Spoon into individual dishes. Serve immediately with crisp biscuits. Serves 4-6.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.108.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Savoury Trays

Serve on either rectangular trays with food in vertical lines or round trays with food in wheel-spoke fashion:

Eggs in mayonnaise: Beetroot (dried on kitchen paper) diced and covered with french dressing: Asparagus spears: Red and Green peppers, sliced thinly: Tomatoes (halved and scalloped): Peas in mint: Carrots (baby), dipped in orange juice: Dried Apricots with cream cheese in centre: Variety of cold meats (bite size pieces).

Source: contributed by P. J. Young in Royal Adelaide Hospital Cookery Book: Our Favourite Recipes (Adelaide: 1981, 1st edition), p.7.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rice Wurst

1.1/2 lb pork, 3/4 tspn pepper, 1 cup rice, 2 tspn thyme, 1 dspn salt, 1.1/2 tspn ground pimento.

Source: Mince the cooked pork and add cooked rice, 1 cup stock and seasonings. Pack 1 inch deep into pyrex dishes and bake in hot oven 20 minutes or until edges brown a little. Fry slices together with bacon and eggs.

Source: contributed by Jean Wandel in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.12.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pineapple and Sausage Patties

1&1/2 lb. sausage meat
2 cups soft white breadcrumbs
1 tbspn. mixed herbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup drained pineapple pieces
1 chopped onion

Method: Roll in flour, egg or breadcrumbs. This mixture can either be made into a loaf and roasted, or rolled into patties and fried.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.99.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tuna Croquettes with Pineapple

1/4 cup chopped onion, 1 slightly beaten egg, 2 tbspn butter, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tspn salt, 1 tbspn cornflour, pinch of pepper, 1 can tuna, flaked and drained, 2 cups cooked rice, oil for frying.

Method: Cook onions in butter, add milk and thicken, then add rest of ingredients. Chill several hours. Shape into patties, roll in breadcrumbs. Serve on broiled pineapple pieces.

Source: contributed by Dora Zacher in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.14

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Pineapple Savoury

If you want something different in stew, fry the meat with onion and add 2 dspns port, cook, then add 1/2 can crushed pineapple, several bananas and 2 extra dspns port. This can be done with any meat.

Source: contributed by Dora Zacher in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.14.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pineapple Meat Cake

1 lb minced steak, 1 egg, 1 chopped onion, salt and pepper, 1 pkt pea and ham soup, 1 small can sliced pineapple, 1 level dspn cornflour, 1 dspn soy sauce.

Combine steak, onion, soup, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well together. Form into large cakes, fry quickly on both sides. Place in an ovenware dish. Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Place slices on top of meat cakes. Make up juice to 1/2 pint with water. Blend with cornflour and soy sauce. Bring to the boil. Pour over the meat cakes. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Source: contributed by Gretchen Bartsch in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.9.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Party Bean Dip

1 16 oz tin baked beans, 1 tbspn Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbspn prepared horseradish, half medium onion, 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp fried bacon.

Mix beans, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Press through a sieve. Add diced onion and bacon. Chill before serving.

Source: contributed by Elaine Jericho in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.15

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mock Raspberry Jam

Mock Raspberry Jam (1)

6 lb sugar, 6 lb tomatoes, 1 small tin raspberry jam, 1 bottle raspberry cordial extract.
Skin tomatoes and cook till tender, add sugar, boil till sets. Add raspberry jam and cordial, boil further 10 minutes.

Mock Raspberry Jam (2)

12 lb melon, 8 lb sugar, 1 bottle raspberry cordial extract, 1 tin raspberry jam.
Mince melon finely. Sprinkle over 4 lbs sugar, leave stand overnight. Next day boil till clear, add remaining sugar, extract and raspberry jam and boil till it sets on saucer.

Source: contributed by Shirley Rorhlach and Avis Scherer in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), pp.55, 56.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Creamed Beef Delicious

1 lb. lean steak cut fine or 1 lb. mince.
1 slice bacon
1 small onion
1.1/2 cups milk
1 large tbspn. flour
1 tbspn. butter
1/2 tspn. mixed herbs
Pepper and salt
Parsley

Method: Mince or chop onion and bacon small. Fry in butter for five minutes. Mix parsley with steak, add flour, herbs and seasoning. Cook for about 10 minutes, stir in milk and bring to boil. Put in casserole and simmer gently for about one hour. Serve with sippets of toast and sprinkle with parsley. Makes an excellent mornay.

Source: contributed by J. Sheldrick in Recipe Book Containing the Favourite Recipes of Members of the Payneham Methodist Women's Fellowship, 1961 (Payneham [Adelaide]: 1961), p.19.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Eggstatic Spread

5 hard-boiled eggs, mashed, 3 dspns mayonnaise, 2 tspns vinegar, 1 tspn prepared mustard, 2 dspns chopped olives.

This mixture is suitable for sandwich filling, spread for crackers, or as a dip.

Source: Well Tried Barossa Recipes (Tanunda: St John's Lutheran Ladies Guild; reprint 2000 of 2nd edition 1975 [1st edn 1974]), p.3.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Potato Yeast Cake (good for shearing)

1 cup warm mashed potato, 1.1/2 cups sugar, 2 Tbls margarine, 2 beaten eggs, 4 cups SR flour, pinch nutmeg, 1 cup sultanas, 1.1/2 cups milk.

Method: Place potato in mixing bowl, add and beat in margarine and sugar. Add milk, eggs, flour, nutmeg and sultanas. Place in a meat roasting dish.

Streusel Topping

1 cup plain flour, 3 Tbls sugar, 2 Tbls margarine, pinch salt, cinnamon.

Method: Rub ingredients together. Sprinkle on top of cake mixture and bake in hot oven 25-30 mins.

Source: contributed by H. Brooks in Booleroo Centre Primary School 1885-1985 Centenary Recipe Book (Revised edition 1985 of 1970 edition), p.86.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Spicy Mutton Satays

1 shoulder mutton
1&1/2 cups apricot nectar
1/2 cup white wine
1 onion, grated
2 tbspns. honey
1/2 tspn. ground ginger
1/2 tspn. ground allspice
salt and pepper to taste

Method: Trim mutton and cut into small cubes. Thread onto satay sticks. Mix remaining ingredients in dish or plastic bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes turning occasionally. Drain and cook under pre-heated grill or on the barbecue. Pour remaining marinade into saucepan. Bring to the boil and thicken with a little cornflour and water paste. Simmer gently. Canned apricot halves may be heated under grill. Serve immediately with sauce.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.102.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sweet & Sour Sauce to Serve with Prawn Coc[k]tails

1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, 2 teas. cornflour, 3/4 cup water, 2 tabs. tomato sauce, 1 tabs soy sauce, 2 tabs. white vinegar, 1 chicken stock cube.

Method: Mix all to-gether and stir until boiling, Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 3 mins. Cool.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.47.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Australian Cakes

1 lb. of flour
5 eggs
1 lb. of sifted sugar
pineapple flavouring

Method: Break the eggs into a basin, beat in the sugar, and when well mixed let it stand for 1/2 an hour; sift the flour, and stir it in by degrees; add pineapple flavouring to taste, then pour into a Yorkshire pudding-tin that has been buttered and sprinkled with flour and sugar; bake in a moderate oven until quite firm. When cold cut into fingers, pile on a dish, and sprinkle with sugar. Time - 20 to 30 minutes to bake. Sufficient for 2 or 3 dozen fingers.

Source: Memory Lane Cookbook (Rotary Club of Naracoorte, 1986), p.8.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Paron med Myntasas (Pears in Mint Cream)

Large can pears
1/2-1 pint cream
3 tablespoons mint liqueur or a dew [sic] drops peppermint oil and 1 drop of green colouring
1 oz. semi sweet chocolate
6 oz. black grapes

Method: Drain pears and arrange on platter. Whip cream flavoured with liqueur and spoon onto pears (keeping shape of pears). Sliver the chocolate at room temperature with a potato peeler and sprinkle on pears. Garnish with grapes and set in fridge 2 hours or more. Serve with green lime jelly and ice cream.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Jean Last, Auxiliary Organiser in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.37.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Rabbit Surprise

1 medium rabbit
1 onion
2 or 3 med. carrots
Celery
1 red pepper
Tomotoes [sic] according to taste
3 or 4 rashers bacon according to taste
1 level dessertspoon rice
1/2 teaspoon Maggi seasoning or dash Worcestershire sauce
1 chicken cube

Method: Soak rabbit in salt water about 1 hour, dry thoroughly and joint. Roll in seasoned flour, then fry in butter until golden brown. Place in a casserole. Saute onion in pan (add more butter if needed) until golden, then add tomatoes and fry until soft, pour over rabbit. Make a gravy with the leavings in the frying pan, be sure to make enough to cook rabbit in, then pour over the rabbit in casserole. Add finely sliced cellery [sic] and diced red pepper, 1 dessertspoon rice, and finely sliced carrots. Cut each rasher into four pieces and add chicken cube and seasoning or sauce, and cook in moderate over [sic] until tender. I cook mine in a pressure cooker and it only takes 1/2 hour.

Source: contributed by Mrs. Trix Price (deceased), A.C.H Port Lincoln Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.18.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Country Corn Bread

Delicious with barbecue

1 x 310g tin of corn kernels
3 cups SR flour
1 tspn. curry powder
125g cheddar cheese (diced)
4 eggs
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 x 45g can flat anchovies, drained and finely chopped
1/2 cup milk

Method: Sift flour and curry powder into bowl. Add cheese, corn, lightly beaten eggs, onions and milk. Mix well. Spoon mixture evenly into 2 well greased 23 cm x 8 cm bar tins. Bake in mod. Oven 20-25 mins.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.45.

[Ed. the anchovies have gone missing...]

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Breakfast Economy

1/2 lb. sausages
mashed, cooked potatoes
breadcrumbs

Method: Cut sausages in halves and cover each piece with mashed potatoes. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in hot fat.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.91.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stuffed Prunes

1lb. prunes
1 small grated onion
parsley
1/2 tspn. curry powder
1 pkt. cheddar cheese
chopped mint
chives
mayonnaise

Method: Mix all together and fill stoned prunes. Another variation is whipped cream and walnuts.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.10.
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