Saturday, April 29, 2017

Walnut Tarte

3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teas. baking powder
2/4 cup walnuts
12 Sao biscuits
Vanilla essence

Method: Beat egg whites[,] add sugar gradually, add coarsely chopped Sao Bisc.[,] baking powder, walnuts and vanilla, baked 350F-180C 45 mins. Top with grated choc. and whipped cream - Ref. 2 hours before serving.

Source: contributed by T. Veale in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.8.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Apple Tart

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
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
2 onions, sliced
850ml can Apricot Nectar
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.