Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ham Bake

2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
2 cups chopped ham
1 tbspn. chopped onion
1 tin cream of chicken soup

Method: Combine all ingredients. Cover with cornflakes mixed with 3 tbspns. butter. Heat through slowly approx. 45 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.83. [Bachelor]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jansen's Temptation

Swedish recipe

Method: 1 lb. peeled potatoes cubed. Place half in casserole.
[A]dd one layer of anchovies (or Australian Salmon) and one layer of sliced onion. Then cover with other half of potatoes.
Pour over a small bottle of cream. Grate cheese on top.
BAKE moderate oven until potatoes are cooked.

Source: Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.41.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vegetable Lattice Flan

This decorative dish has a wonderful flavour and is cheap and easy to make. It is a meal by itself.

A flan tin is lined with short crust pastry, a mixture of diced vegetables - carrots, onions, parsnip, pe[a]s, triamble, any veg. (500g)

About 750 gm mashed potato and cheese sauce.

Bake the flan, blind, when it is cold fill with the vegetables mixed with cheese sauce. Then pile potato on top and make a pattern on top with a fork. Brush the surface with melted butter.

Bake moderate to hot oven until nicely browned. Cut into wedges & serve.

Source: contributed by Dulcie Stacey in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.45.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Anniversary Beef

Feeds 10

1 kg. beef cubed and rolled in flour / salt pep[per] / 1 small can pineapple pieces / 2 medium onions / 1/2 capsicum / 1/2 cup tomato sauce / 1 tabs hot sauce / 1/4 cup brown sugar / 1/4 cup vinegar / 1 teas. mustard / 1 small can peas / 440gm can three bean mix / 3 medium carrots / small amount of fat.

Method: Rub meat pieces in flour salt & pepper.
Brown in hot fat, pour off excess fat. Put all remaining ingredients (except peas, beans and pineapple) in casserole dish with meat.
Cover and simmer approx. 1[&]3/4 hours. Remove from oven.
Heat through and simmer peas, beans and pineapple for 1/2 hour, ADD to casserole ingredients.

Source: contributed by Lorna March in Our Jubilee Year Recipe Book [Ascot Park Uniting Church Friendship Group] (Adelaide, 1986), p.38.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dandy Biscuits

4 oz. margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup S.R. flour
1 cup coconut
2 crushed Weetbix
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon carbonated soda dissolved in boiling water.

Method: Melt margarine and mix well with other ingredients. Place in teaspoonfuls on greased oven slide, cook until golden brown in moderate oven.

Source: contributed by Lyn Brooks, Tumby Bay Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.47.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Saveloys with Vegetables

500g saveloys
2 medium onions, chopped
60g butter
440g can vegetable soup
1 tspn. soy sauce
1 cup water
1 tbspn. parsley

Method: Put saveloys in saucepan of cold water. Bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes. Drain. Heat butter in pan, cook onions until transparent. Add soup, sauce, pepper and water. Bring to boil, add sliced savs and parsley. Simmer gently for 2 minutes. Serves 4.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.101.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pears in Tarragon Cream Dressing

(as an entree or sweets)

4 ripe juicy pears
Lettuce leaves

1 egg
2 tablespoons castor sugar
1/4 pint cream
3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
Salt and pepper

Method: Prepare dressing -- break egg into bowl and beat. Add sugar and gradually add vinegar. Stand bowl in saucepan of simmering water, stir until mixture begins to thicken, then remove from heat -- stir until slightly cool, season and chill. Whip cream and fold into dressing. Peel pears, cut in halves, lay each half on lettuce leaves. Before serving, coat eash [sic] pear half with 2 tablespoons dressing -- garnish with paprika on top.

Source: contributed by Mrs Lorna M. Hosking, A.C.H. Gawler Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1979 (Adelaide: 1979), p.36.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jesser's Roo Recipe That Tastes Great

Dip the meat in plain flour, brown in butter with onion, salt and pepper. When browned add about one litre of stock, or water, and simmer. Add four cloves, a blade of mace, one sprig of thyme, six peppercorns in a muslin bag, two rashes of bacon and the rind of one lemon. Simmer gently for about two hours until the meat is tender. When cooked, remove the bag of herbs, add two glasses of port and thicken, or reduce, to taste. Serve with your favourite vegies.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.97.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lamb Chops Billabong

6 lamb chops
6 pineapple rings
6 rashers bacon
1 egg

Method: Bone chops and form into rings, put bacon around chops, brush with egg and breadcrumbs, coat with oil and bake in oven approx. 15 minutes at 375F.

Rice Accompani[m]ent: 2 cups rice, chopped onion, chopped apple, 1/2 green pepper, 1 dessertspoon curry, 1 dessertspoon chutney, 1 dessertspoon lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Method: Fry onion in marg. until brown, add chopped apple and pepper, then curry, chutney and lemon juice, fry together until cooked.

Source: contributed by M. Woolford, Tumby Bay Aux. in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.20.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Asparagus Parmesan

Asparagus -- fresh, frozen or canned (reserve some liquid)
1 cup crushed Sao biscuits
1/2 cup melted margarine or butter
1 tablespoon margarine or butter extra
1/2 teaspoon season-all (optional)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
Sprinkling pepper
1 chicken cube
1&1/2 cups milk
2 dessertspoons cornflour
1 can sliced champignons (reserve some liquid)
Parmesan cheese

Method: If using fresh asparagus break off stalks as far down as they snap off easily, wash well. Cook approx. 10 minutes or until tender, drain. Melt margarine and combine with crushed biscuit crumbs and spread evenly over base of shallow baking dish.
Melt butter (or margarine) stir in onion powder, season-all, dry mustard, pepper, cornflour, cook until bubbly. Remove from heat, add milk (and a little of each of reserved asparagus and champignon liquid), mixing well. Add chicken cube, cook over low heat stirring until thickened. Stir in mushrooms. Place asparagus over biscuit crumbs and pour over sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in moderate oven.
This dish can be made ahead, refrigerated and cooked just before serving.

Source: The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.31.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuna & Spaghetti Mornay

Mix in bowl 1 tin tuna, and a lb tin spaghetti, 1/2 cup grated cheese and 2 tspn lemon juice. Add 1 cup milk and thicken with flour. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and butter. Sliced tomatoes or green peas may be added for extra flavour. Bake in ovenproof dish for 1 hour.

Source: contributed by Betty Wiech in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.4.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Celebration Icecream Cake

1 cup powdered milk
2 cups water
400g can condensed milk
1 vanilla junket tablet dissolved in 1 tbspn. water
1 tspn. vanilla
1&1/2 tbspns. gelatine
3 tbspns. water (extra)
125g sultanas or raisins
60g crystallised ginger
60g glace cherries
60g slivered almonds
1/3 cup brandy
1 cup cream, whipped

Method: In a saucepan combined powdered milk, water and condensed milk. Mix well. Heat over low heat until just warm, remove. Stir dissolved junket tablet and vanilla into warm milk. Soften gelatine in extra water, stir into milk mixture, combine well. Pour into shallow tray and refrigerate until set. Turn into a large chilled bowl and beat on high speed for 10 mins. (The mixture will increase in bulk.) Combined fruits, nuts and brandy and fold into icecream. Gently fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture into a 23cm greased and lined spring form tin. Cover with foil, freeze overnight. To serve, release sides of tin and slide onto plate. Decorate with whipped cream and glace fruit. Serves 8-10.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.110.

Monday, May 8, 2017

No-Bowl Chocolate Slice

90g melted butter
1 cup sweet biscuit crumbs
1 cup chopped mixed nuts
1&1/2 cups (185g) choc bits
1 cup coconut
400g can condensed milk

Method: Grease a 23cm square slab pan. Cover base with greaseproof paper. Pour butter into prepared tin. Sprinkle evenly with biscuit crumbs, choc bits, coconut and nuts. Drizzle with condensed milk. Bake in mod. oven for 30 mins. Cool in pan before cutting into squares.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.148.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mixed Salad

Tin Peas
2 cups chopped celery
red pepper
Tin Beans
1 onion
1/2 cup oil

Method: Combine 24 hours and add 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1 cup vinegar and salt and pepper.

Source: contributed by R. Newberry in Royal Adelaide Hospital Cookery Book: Our Favourite Recipes (Adelaide: 1981, 1st edition), p.13.

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.

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.