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Curried Eggs

December 9, 2016


1 oz. lard
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
1 level tablespoonful curry powder
1 level teaspoonful curry paste
1 level teaspoonful concentrated tomato paste
2 level tablespoonfuls flour
3/4 pin stock or water
salt and pepper
1 medium cooking apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoonfuls mango chutney
6 eggs
8 oz. long grain rice

1. Melt lard and sauté onions for 5 mins. Stir in curry powder and paste. Cook slowly for 5 mins. Stir in the tomato paste and flour. Gradually add the stock, stirring. Bring to the boil, adjust seasoning.

2. Add the apple and chutney. Simmer for about 15 mins. Meanwhile boil the eggs for 8 mins. Cook rice in boiling salted water until a grain just tender when tested between the fingers. Drain. Pile in a ring around the edge of a serving dish.

3. Shell eggs, cut in half lengthwise, and arrange in the centre of rice.

4. Pour curry sauce over. Serve with Mango chutney.

8/Salad Caprice Set 1
28/Curried Eggs, Rice, Tomato and Onion Salad Set 2
70/Cinnamon Cherry Flan Set 4

Numbers refer to other Good Housekeeping cards

Serves 4

Creamed Scampi

December 8, 2016


Cooking time: 10-12 mins.
Preparation time: 10 mins.
Main cooking utensil: frying pan

For 4 people you need:

2 oz. butter
8 oz. scampi, large size*
1 oz. flour
1/2 pint single cream
Or top of the milk
lemon juice

To garnish:

chopped parsley OR chives

1. Melt the butter in a frying pan or heat resisting skillet.

2. Toss the scampi in the seasoned flour and fry carefully for 4-5 minutes. Add more butters if necessary and keep shaking the pan. Take care not to over-cook the scampi.

3. Pour in the cream or top of the milk to make a smooth sauce. Cook, stirring all the time.

4. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice.

5. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

TO SERVE: IN the dish if possible or turned out on a hot dish with rye bread or hot toast and lemon wedges.

TO VARY: Cut plaice or sole into small pieces – fry as the scampi.

TO STORE: Do not store scampi for any time after cooking. If using frozen scampi allow to defrost at room temperature.

*often called Jumbo scampi ©Copyright Hamlyn Group Ltd. 1973

Soupe aux Moules (Mussels with Tomato)

December 2, 2016


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
To serve: 2

You will need:

3 pints ( U.S. 7 1/2 cups) small fresh mussels
1 oz. butter
3 oz. onion, chopped
8 oz. ripe tomatoes
6 tablespoons dry white wine
ground black pepper
fresh chopped parsley

Scrub and scrape the mussels in several changes of cold water, discarding any that fail to shut tightly.

Melt the butter in a wide pan and over a low heat fry the chopped onion for 5 minutes or until soft and golden. Skin and chop the tomatoes and add with wine to the onions. Allow to boil for a minute then put in the prepared mussels. Cover, and cook over quick heat, shaking the pan from time to time, until the mussels open, about 5 minutes. Discard the shells as they open, and serve the mussels immediately with the cooking liquor strained over them.

Season to taste with a little ground black pepper and garnish with a little fresh chopped parsley. Serve with crusty French bread and creamy butter.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamylyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968

Steamed Omelette (Gee Yuk Jing Dan)

December 1, 2016


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
To Serve: 4

You will need
4 eggs
2 oz. minced pork
1 teaspoon chopped water chestnuts
1 teaspoon chopped onion
1 teaspoon sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon lard

Separate the egg white and yolk, beat the white and mix with minced pork, chopped water chestnuts, onion, sherry, soy sauce, salt, monosodium glutamate and water. Mix them well, remove the mixture into a deep plate or bowl which has been rubbed with lard. Add the yolk gently to the mixture as the photograph shows. Put the plate or bowl in the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.

© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

Southern Chess Pie

November 29, 2016


9-inch unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup butter or regular margarine, softened
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup dried currants
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
Whipped cream, optional

1. Prepare pie shell. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

2. Preheat oven to 375F.

3. In bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, beat sugar and butter until creamy.

4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, currants, and nuts.

5. Turn into unbaked pie shell. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or just until filling is set in center (shake pie gently; center should be firm).

6. Let cool on wire rack. If desired, serve garnished with whipped cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

TO FREEZE UNBAKED PIE SHELLS: Prepare pie shell as recipe directs. Prick pie shell if it is going to be baked without filling. Freezer-wrap, label, and freeze. TO USE SHELLS: Preheat oven to 450F. Remove freezer-wrap. Immediately bake frozen pie shell – about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely on wire rack. Fill as desired. TO BAKE SHELL ALONG WITH FILLING: Remove freezer-wrap. Let stand in refrigerator or at room temperature to thaw. Fill as desired, and bake as specific recipe directs.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Terrine aux Aromates (Herb Pâté)

November 26, 2016


Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
To serve: 4

You will need
1 lb. spinach or 10 oz. carton frozen spinach
1 lb. lean belly pork, minced
4 oz. cooked ham, diced
1 heaped tablespoon mixed chopped fresh herbs (parsley, chevril, basil, marjoram, etc.)
2 oz. onion, finely grated
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
1 level teaspoon salt
ground black pepper
1/4 level teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 egg
4 rashers mild streaky bacon

A rough textured green flecked and herb flavored pâté. Cook prepared fresh of the frozen spinach in boiling salted water, drain and press as dry as possible. Chop finely or mince with the pork. Into a basin put the spinach, pork, ham, herbs, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg. Mix very thoroughly. Press into 1 1/2 pint capacity oven-proof dish. Remove the rind from the rashers of bacon and lay them on top of the mixture in the dish. Cover and stand in a baking tin with hot water to reach halfway up the dish. Cook in centre of a pre-heated moderate oven (350° F. or Gas Mark 4), for about 1 hour. When cold, cover and mature in refrigerator for 24 hours.

Serve from the terrine, garnished with olives and herbs when available.

©Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968

Blanquette de Veau

November 22, 2016


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1/4 hours
To serve: 4

You will need
1 1/2 lb. shoulder or breast of veal
1/2 lemon
1 carrot, quartered
1 onion, peeled
bouquet of bay leaf, thyme and parsley, tied
1 oz. butter
1 oz. flour
1 egg yolk
1/4 pint (U.S. 5/8 cup) thin cream
4 cooked mushrooms
few cooked peas
triangles of bread fried in butter

This is an excellent dish from the cheaper cuts of veal. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes. Put into a pan with 1 teaspoon salt, slice of lemon and cold water to cover. Bring slowly to the boil, drain and rinse (this is to blanch and whiten the meat). Return meat to rinsed pan with the prepared carrot, and onion, herbs and 1 pint (U.S. 2 1/2 cups) water; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Strain off and reserve the liquid. Discard the vegetables and herbs. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Add 3/4 pint (U.S. 1 7/8 cups) of the liquid all at once, whisk until boiling, and boil for 3 minutes. Blend the egg yolk with cream, add gradually to the sauce, whisking briskly all the time. Add 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice, check seasoning and replace meat. Heat gently for 5 minutes but do not let it boil.

Serve garnished with mushrooms, peas and fried bread.

©Shufunotomo, Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968