Sunday, August 20, 2017

Magic Cookie Bars

6 ozs. melted Butter
1 pk. Marie Biscuits
1 cup chopped Walnuts
3&1/2 ozs. Coconut
1 tin Condensed Milk
100 gr. Choc Bits

Method: Mix melted butter and biscuit crumbs together. Put in tin approximately 13" x 9" x 2". Sprinkle with walnuts, then Choc Bits and coconut. Pour over Condensed Milk and bake in moderate oven for 25 minutes. Cool in tin for 15 minutes before cutting into bars. Then store in fridge a while before taking out of pan. This keeps well in plastic container.

Source: Recipes for Slices and Snacks: Heartbeat Inc. Assistance Group, Adelaide Central Branch (Adelaide: n.d. [early 1980s?]), p.43.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuna Slice

1 425 g can Tuna
1 cup grated cheese
1 onion
lemon (squeeze)
1 cup savoury biscuits, crushed
2 eggs
chopped parsley

Method: Mix all ingredients together. Spread on slide and bake in moderate oven for 30-45 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Source: contributed by P. J. Young in Royal Adelaide Hospital Cookery Book: Our Favourite Recipes (Adelaide: 1981, 1st edition), p.6.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Meat in Cabbage Rolls

1 lb. [500 gm.] minced meat
1 chopped onion
2 tablespoons grated cheese
1 small head cabbage

Method: Parboil the leaves from the cabbage in salted water. Drain. Combine and season the other ingredients and place a spoonful on each leaf. Roll up and secure with toothpricks [sic]. Brown in a little hot fat. Add one cup of water or stock, cover and simmer for one hour.

Source: Better Health High Fibre Cookbook compiled by the Strathalbyn Kindergarten Committee (Hahndorf, S.A.: Fox Publishing, 1978), p.30.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Batter Rissoles

Batter using 2 eggs. 1 small finely chopped onion, 1 cup finely chopped cold meat.

Mix meat and onion, dip in batter, fry in a small amount of fat in a hot pan. It takes only a few minutes to brown and cook. Makes a little meat go a long way.

Source: contributed by Elaine Jericho in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.10

Friday, August 4, 2017

Party Mice

[Childrens Munchies for Parties]

1 pkt. jelly crystals
1 tin of pear halves
some snake lollies
currants and sultanas

Method: Make jelly and pour into a wide shallow container. Leave to set. Place pears on jelly, 1 pear per child. Cut "heads" of snake lollies. Use the body for tails and the heads for ears, currants for eyes and sultanas for nose. Head to be positioned at narrow end of pear.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.131.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Crumble Topping I

3/4 cup cornflakes
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup condensed milk

Method: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Sprinkle over any stewed fruit base.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.112.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Chocolate Log

1 or 2 pkts. of plain chocolate biscuits (not iced or chocolate coated biscuits but biscuits flavoured with chocolate)
Sherry or marsala or peppermint essence well diluted in milk
Whipped cream

Icing
1 cup icing sugar
3 tbspns. cocoa
1/3 cup of margarine

Method: Sprinkle each biscuit with sherry, marsala or peppermint essence. Sandwich the biscuits together with cream in the form of a log. Whip together all the icing ingredients and set the mixture roughly over the log and score with a fork to resemble bark.

Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.111.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Curry Tuna

Fry 2 or 3 apples, onion. Make up 1 packet curry and rice soup, mix with 3/4 pt. water, add to onion and apple, add 8 oz. tin tuna. Serve with rice.

Source: contributed by Pearl Tressider, Tumby Bay Aux. in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.9.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

7 Minute Chicken Casserole

1 cooked chicken
1 tomato
1/2 cup peas
1 apple
1 onion
1 pkt. dutch curry soup
1 cup celery
1/2 cup sultanas
1 carrot
1 pint water

Method: Chop cooked chicken and vegetables, add pkt. soup and water and simmer until vegetables are cooked. Put into casserole and serve. Simple and delicious.

Source: contributed by Collen Dearing, President, A.C.H. Rostrevor Aux. in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.13.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tropical Cocktail

1 oz pineapple cordial, 1 oz gin. Fill glasses with lemonade. Dash green lime. Decorate with sherry and lemon or orange slices.

Source: contributed by Caroline Zacher in Blyth Recipe Book: Favourite Tested Recipes of the Blyth Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild (Blyth Womens Guild, 1972), p.68.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Nutty Chicken Casserole

Fry 1 kg chicken portions until browned. Place in an ovenproof dish. Saute 1 finely chopped onion with 1/2 cup celery and 190g tin of champignons. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup dry white wine, and the contents of one 400g can Heinz chicken vegetable soup. Pour into casserole. Top with 50g toasted flaked almonds. Cover and bake at 350F for 1 hour. Serves 6.

Source: contributed by Mrs. E. Burzacott, A.C.H. Ceduna Auxiliary in The Adelaide Children's Hospital Recipe Book 1982 (Adelaide: 1982), p.13.

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
pepper
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
Paprika
Lettuce leaves

Dressing:
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
Breadcrumbs

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.
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