It’s a bit strange to see this 70s recipe using tinned carrots and tinned stir fry vegetables. The article says ‘hearty meals – don’t have to mean hours of work”, but I think using apacket of prepared fresh vegetables, that are available now in the supermarket, would be a lot tastier and just as easy.
Little tarts like these always remind me of the afternoon tea parties Mum used to have with her friends. I’m not sure she made these particular tarts, but the sight of the pastry, filling and cream somehow brings back memories of getting home from school and being allowed to eat the leftovers…………..ahhhhhhhhhhh………..delicious memories.
On a cold winter’s night Mum often made a steamed pudding for dessert. It was an quick, economical dessert for a family of five. I think it also worked well for Mum as you could put it on to cook mid-afternoon and not have to make it during the tea time rush. This recipe she cut out from the Herald Sun is great because it gives lots of variations of the basic mixture.
What did we do before coconut cream in a can? The answer is in this old recipe of Mum’s. She may not have had canned coconut cream or a jar of curry simmer sauce or paste, but Mum’s curried sausages were still great and you can see by the age of her recipe that she’d been making them for a long, long time.
- 750g sausages
- 1 apple
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Juice and grated peel of 1 lemon
- 1 onion
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 dessertspoon flour
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
Put coconut in saucepan with cupful of stock or water. Bring to boil, boil for a few minutes. Strain off liquid, discard coconut. Fry flour and curry powder in a little fat for a few minutes, add liquid from coconut, add sugar and lemon, stir well. Cook until smooth, pour into saucepan. Fry sausages till brown add to curry sauce. Slice onion and apple, fry till brown in little of sausage fat. Drain. Add to sausage and curry sauce. Cook slowly for 1 hour. Rice or chutney may be added.