Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unusual Recipes, Day 2.

Today I give you more recipes considered unusual by the publication concerned - in this case, another Australian newspaper - the Cairns Post. On February 11, 1938 the newspaper presented an entire column of 'Unusual Recipes,' and here they are:

Apple Ginger Cake
Take 3/4 cup of treacle,1/2 cup of hot water, 1 1/2 cupful of thinly sliced apple, 1/2 cup of shortening, 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls soda, 1/4 teaspoonful of salt.
Cook apples in the treacle until tender. Melt the shortening in the hot water. Sift all dry ingredients and gradually add hot water mixture. Stir all the time to keep smooth paste. Stir in treacle and apples. Pour into shallow tin and bake 20 minutes in hot oven. When cool, spread a layer of whipped cream over top of same.

Prune Fritters.
Cut one cup cooked prunes int small pieces after removing stones. Sift together one cup of self-raising flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and one tablespoon sugar. Place in a basin and add the grated rind of 1/2 lemon and one teaspoon lemon juice. Beat one egg well and add 1/2 cup of milk and one tablespoon melted butter. Stir into the dry inredients  until batter is smooth. Add prunes and blend. Drop from a teaspoon into deep hot fat. Fry gently until richly browned. Drain on soft paper. Sere with hard sauce or whipped cream.

Mince Puffs.
Mince 1/2 lb beef steak and one onion. Now beat one egg well, add 1/2 cup powder. Beat well until smooth and free from lumps. Then add the mixed steak and onion and a little finely-chopped parsley. Have ready a saucepan of boiling fat. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture in and fry a golden brown. Drain on white paper and serve with chip potatoes.

Quotation for the Day
That ould moth-eaten Prouerbe‥ One mans meate, is another mans poyson.
[1604 Plato's Cap B4]milk, with salt and pepper to taste, sift in one small cup of flour and one teaspoon baking


Alison DeLuca said...

The apple-ginger cake sounds delicious!

SometimesKate said...

The recipe for mince puffs says 1/2 cup of powder. What kind of powder? Flour? Corn starch? Talcum?

The Old Foodie said...

Oops, Kate - i had better go back and check the original again. I have been muddling all week with getting a new computer up and running ....