20 April 2019

Rabbit roast or casserole

These recipes are in my mother's handwriting and are housed in a battered, blue plastic folder. They are transcribed here as part of the A-Z Challenge 2019. Each day in April a new letter of the alphabet and accompanying recipes are posted.

Rabbit

Rabbits were a pest on the farm, digging burrows and spoiling the land. It was a thrill to go out 'spotlighting' for rabbits.  After they had been skinned and gutted, two would be stuffed with breadcrumbs flavoured with mixed herbs and onion and then oven roasted. The meat was often overcooked, tough but quite tasty. 

Here's another recipe in my mother's book but I don't remember her cooking rabbit this way. It sounds rather better than the dry roast rabbit.

Rabbit

Cut rabbit into pieces and cover with seasoned flour.
Place in casserole in layers with seasoning then sliced apple. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 cup milk.
Cook in moderate oven for 2 hours.




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19 April 2019

Quick and easy quiche

These recipes are in my mother's handwriting and are housed in a battered, blue plastic folder. They are transcribed here as part of the A-Z Challenge 2019. Each day in April a new letter of the alphabet and accompanying recipes are posted.

Quiche (Kit's)

This quick and easy version incorporated the pastry mix into the eggs and cream. Kit White, 1919 -2017 (born Katherine McInerney) was my father's first cousin and one of my mother's good friends. The Whites were a large family so this shortcut recipe would have been a great timesaver.

3 eggs
1½ cups milk
1 sml onion
¾ cup pastry mix
Salt
Pepper
Parsley

Beat all together then add 2 or 3 slices chopped bacon

Cook in mod[erate] oven ½ to ¾ hr.



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18 April 2019

Pasty, Potato Pancakes and Peppermint slice

These recipes are in my mother's handwriting and are housed in a battered, blue plastic folder. They are transcribed here as part of the A-Z Challenge 2019. Each day in April a new letter of the alphabet and accompanying recipes are posted.

Pleased to have found some Ps

This recipe was designed to feed a large family. My mother sometimes baked it in the roasting dish, rather than make individual pasties.
Pasty Slice

Line a large oblong dish or lamington tray with pastry.
Then prepare 1 packet of thick vegetable soup with 2 cups of water.

Place 500 grams mince meat and ½ cup of breadcrumbs into a bowl and add the cooked soup. Mix well.

Put mixture into the uncooked pastry case and sprinkle with parsley.

Cover with pastry and glaze with milk.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour.


We did not live anywhere near a fish and chip shop, so home made hot chips (French fries) or potato pancakes were a treat.
Potato Pancakes

4 lge Potatoes
2 eggs
2 tablespoons S.R. Flour
1 med. sized onion - Salt

Grate raw potatoes and onion
Add beaten eggs and flour
Mix well & fry till golden



Something sweet to finish this post.
Peppermint Malties

1 pkt Malt Biscuits
1 pkt Crown Mints
¾ tin Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Brandy
Coconut

Crush biscuits and peppermints finely
Combine with cond[ensed] milk and brandy
Roll into a roll in greaseproof paper
Cover in coconut.
Chill and when firm cut in slices.

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17 April 2019

Orange Cake

These recipes are in my mother's handwriting and are housed in a battered, blue plastic folder. They are transcribed here as part of the A-Z Challenge 2019. Each day in April a new letter of the alphabet and accompanying recipes are posted.

Oranges

In the orchard of fruit trees near the farm house, there were several orange trees. Whether they were the big juicy Navels or the smaller Valencias, my mother relished those delicious fruits. This recipe has a smalll amount of orange rind added to the cake batter, but it was in the icing that one tasted the full orange flavour. Use icing sugar with a small amount of melted butter and milk, then add finely grated orange rind. This adds tang to the cake.

Orange Cake

2 eggs
4 ozs butter
¾ cup caster sugar
½ cup milk
1½ cups SR Flour
1 tablespoon grated orange rind

Combine all ingredients and beat for 3 mins.
Bake in 8 in. ring tin or 2 log tins.
Mod[erate] oven 30 -35 mins.




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16 April 2019

N for Nutties

These recipes are in my mother's handwriting and are housed in a battered, blue plastic folder. They are transcribed here as part of the A-Z Challenge 2019. Each day in April a new letter of the alphabet and accompanying recipes are posted.

Nutties but no nuts involved

This is the only recipe in the book for the letter N.  Some recipes are sparse on method but where biscuits are involved, a small tablespoon of mixture generally spreads into a large biscuit, so depending on the size of the end product required, adjust the amount added to the baking tray.

Nutties
Nutties

1 cup S R Flour
1 cup cocoanut [sic]
1 cup Toasted Muesli Flakes
1 cup Sugar
¼ lb Margarine
1 egg
1 sml teaspoon carb soda
1 tablespoon golden syrup

Melt marg[arine] syrup and carb soda (tog) 
Cool slightly, add egg
Mix in dry ingredients
350° oven - 10 -15 mins



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