VEGIE PIE IN THE ROUND

This 1991 recipe published in the Checkout column of the Herald Sun is a bit of a mixture of the old and the new.  Brown rice was only just starting to become popular around that time, but the old style curry powder, vegetables and sultanas mix is what curries looked like in most households then.  Old fashioned maybe, but still a good vegetarian pie.

SAUSAGE PIE

For years Mum made a savoury slice using sausage meat which she’d take on picnics, a recipe that I’ve made lots of times as well.  This sausage pie is a bit different though with the layers of sausage meat, tomato and onion topped with egg.  It’s sort of an adaption of an egg and bacon pie. I haven’t made it, but as it says it would be great hot or cold.

CHEESY WALNUT FRENCH TOAST

French Toast or really fried bread with cheese and walnuts?  The Wikipedia definition of French Toast is “a dish made of bread soaked in eggs and milk, then fried” which technically this is, but still for me French Toast has to have cinnamon and sugar or at least something sweet, not cheese and walnuts………..

SALMON PATTIES – THAI, AUSTRALIAN, SWEDISH

As a child I loved going to stay at my Auntie Elsie’s as she would always make salmon patties for me, I loved them.  I’ve never managed to make any as good as hers and they certainly weren’t as fancy as these ones that John West published years later.  The closest here is the Australian version minus the corn or lemon.

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE ROLL

I know it’s lazy but I think being able to buy frozen sheets of pastry is a wonder of modern baking.  Although I don’t usually buy wholemeal sheets I do think they would work really well in this tandoori flavoured chicken and vegetable roll.