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Whitebait fritters

Ingredients 125g (4ozs) Flour 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 Egg 1/2 Cup Milk (approx) 125g (4ozs) Whitebait Salt and Pepper to taste Method Mix dry ingredients together; add egg and enough milk to make a smooth batter. Add washed and dried whitebait just before frying. Fry spoonfuls in smoking hot fat. Drain on brown paper [...]

The joy of marmite

I spread my Marmite sparingly, upon my buttered toast Of all the things to put on bread, it’s what I like the most. Its flavour always feels warm, although it isn’t hot –Caustic like a chili sauce, it certainly is not Approved by vegetarians, and good for your nutrition Of what my Mum called savoury, [...]

Avocado bread

Avocado bread

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1/2 cup mashed avocado (1 medium avocado) 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup chopped pecans Method Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Combine the flour, sugar, baking [...]

Sparkly ginger cookies

This was my grandmother’s recipe for ginger cookies and I haven’t come across a better one in the last forty years! One batch is never enough but luckily for you this recipe is easy to double. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup molasses (dark) 1 egg 2 cups flour 2 [...]

A ten-cent idea

When young F. W. Woolworth was a store clerk, he tried to convince his boss to have a ten-cent sale to reduce inventory. The boss agreed, and the idea was a resounding success. This inspired Woolworth to open his own store and price items at a nickel and a dime. He needed capital for such [...]

Mushroom bites

Mushroom bites

Ingredients 12 large mushrooms 50 gms blue or other strong cheese 12 rashers of bacon with the rinds removed 12 cocktail sticks Method Wash mushrooms and remove stalks. Cut cheese into 12 cubes and place one cube in each mushroom. Using a knife, stretch the bacon around each mushroom and secure with a cocktail stick. [...]

Spanish rice

Ingredients 1 tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil 500 gms. lean mince or chicken (optional) 1 lg. onion, chopped 1 lg. green pepper, chopped 1 1/2 cups. uncooked white or brown rice 2 cups. water 1 can tomatoes (whole or crushed) 1 Tbsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper Method Heat oil over [...]

Baked macaroni and cheese

Ingredients 3 cups dry elbow macaroni 1 egg 1\2 cup milk 2 cup grated cheddar cheese Salt and pepper Method Boil noodles by package directions until done to taste. In a separate bowl mix milk, egg, salt and pepper and 1/4 cup of cheese. After draining the noodles, set oven temperature at 350 degrees. In [...]

Carrot-raisin salad

Ingredients 3 cups carrots, grated 1/2 cup coconut, flaked 1/2 cup raisins 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/3 cup peanuts 1/2 lettuce, shredded Directions In a bowl combine grated carrots, flaked coconut, raisins, mayonnaise, pineapple juice, and peanuts; mix well. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Serve over shredded lettuce. Servings: 6

Lemon pistachio bread

You may not see many bread recipes that include pistachios, but that’s no indication of how good this nut tastes in baked goods. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup cooking oil 2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel [...]