SHEARERS STEW AND DUMPLINGS

On a cold winter’s day in Melbourne the idea of a lamb stew for dinner is very appealing.  I love the name of this one that was published by the Herald Sun back in July 1992 – not quite sure that a shearer ever made it, but you never know it’s certainly hearty enough.

MERINGUE TOPPED APPLE CUSTARD

I have no idea who Adam is, so I thought I’d rename this recipe Meringue Topped Apple Custard.  What I like about it is, that as with a lot of the old recipes, there’s no fancy ingredients, just things you have in the cupboard.  In this case, milk, bread, butter, apples, vanilla essence, eggs and sugar so that makes it a great ‘last minute’ dessert.

PIZZA PINWHEELS

Among Mum’s recipe collection I’ve found a great sheet put out by the Pampas pastry people.  It has lots of Finger Food Recipes so I thought with Christmas entertaining fast approaching I’d share some of them with you.  Pinwheels can be made with a variety of fillings, but I think this pizza one will appeal to kids of all ages.

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CHICKEN MARSALA

These no real need to put the ingredients in an Oven Bag to cook this dish, you can easily put it all in a casserole dish.  Although an Oven Bag does save on the washing up…………

chicken-marsala

Ingredients: ½ oz flour = 15g, 1oz butter = 30g, 4-6oz sultanas = 125-185g, ½ pint = 300ml wine/stock & marsala/sweet sherry

 

GINGER CREAM SQUARES

This dessert recipe from the New Idea is an interesting take on the old chocolate ripe cake from the ’60s.  Not sure you’d get away with it only costing $3.50 to make these days, but it would still be an economical dessert for 6 people.

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