EGGPLANT DIP

Eggplant Dip or Baba Ganoush is a fairly easy dip to make and as this recipe can be made two days ahead and is vegetarian, it has a lot going for it.  The gluten content wasn’t something we considered back in the 80s when this recipe was printed, and slices of bread have been used to thicken it.  If that’s a problem for you, you could substitute GF tahini for the bread.

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POTATO OMELETTE SLICE

This 1990s Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for a potato omelette slice is a little unusual as it has three ways of cooking the slice, Traditional (baked with cream), Healthy (baked with less eggs, skim milk and low fat cheese) and Microwave (a small variation in the oil and milk quantities).  It also gives the kJ and calorie count which is helpful if you’re trying to decide which version to make.

PEACH RICE BAKE

Mum must have gone to some sort of Sun rice promotion as there is quite a few rice-based recipe sheets in her collection.  Not many of them are desserts though.  I thought this one might work well – rice, peaches, sultanas, honey and spices with a crumble topping smothered in either cream, custard or icecream definitely has some appeal.

LITTLE SCOTCH EGG PIES

I’ve taken the liberty of renaming this recipe.  I don’t think Little Muffin Pies gives any indication of what they actually are.  The only muffin connection seems to be the muffin shape, which means that you could use any pie dish as long as it was deep enough to hold the mixture and stand the egg upright.  I like the idea of biting into it and discovering the egg………….