I know tinned pineapple isn’t very popular these days, but back in the 70s it seemed to appear in lots of sweet and savoury dishes. In going through Mum’s collection I’ve discarded many of them as I just don’t think anyone would want to make them now. This one seemed to be a bit of an exception mainly, I think, as the berries add a tartness into the mix and that would counteract some of the sweetness of the pineapple, which in my opinion is the main problem with with tinned pineapple. (The biro underlining is Mum’s so she must have thought it would taste OK.)
Swiss Chocolate Roll is probably the best known chocolate roll. This is just a bit of a step up from that with brandy soaked black cherries adding a bit of a kick. Possibly not one for the children……………
For some reason I always think of pot roasts as being American, but this recipe published in the 70s by the Australian Meat Board would seem to disprove that idea. I’ve never made a pot roast and since I found this recipe I’ve meaning to buy a piece of beef to give it a go. It’s just one of the many ‘treasures’ that Mum’s recipe drawer has uncovered and which I’m yet to cook.
Golden syrup dumplings have always been a family favourite, served up with a dollop cream or ice cream they’re delicious. This is the first time though I’ve seen a recipe for raspberry dumplings. Despite the name on the recipe I’m not sure they’re native to Canada!! Of course, you can use fresh raspberries, just gently cook them with some sugar, water and butter, drain them and reserve the juice to mix with the golden syrup.
I’ve already posted a recipe for Pumped Leg of Lamb, but instead of boiling the meat this recipe bakes it in dough and then coats it with a marmalade glaze. That makes it a bit more work, but the result could be quite good. Although the original recipe suggests either mutton or lamb, pork would also work very well.