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Ham Cornets with Cheese and Pineapple

January 10, 2017


1 1/2 lb. new potatoes, peeled
few chives
1/4 pint mayonnaise
8 slices ham
4 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. can pineapple rings, drained
salt and pepper
carton of mustard and cress

1. Cook potatoes in salted water until nearly tender. Drain and dice. Snip the chives into mayonnaise and mix well. If too thick add a tablespoonful of milk. Toss the potatoes in this while they are still warm. Chill.

2. Meanwhile roll ham slices into cone shapes and fill with a mixture of cream cheese and 2 chopped pineapple rings, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper. Chill.

3. Pile potato salad in the centre of a plate, arrange the cornets around the edge. Place a small bunch of cress behind each cornet and a quarter of a pineapple ring on each cornet. Make a cut into the last pineapple ring, twist and place on top of the potato salad.

12/Grab Graine Set 1
33/ Ham Cornets with Cheese and Pineapple, Potato Salad, Set 2
Beetroot and Endive Salad
76/Jamaican Crunch Pie, Set 4
Numbers refer to other Good Housekeeping cards

Printed in Gt. Britain by Ritchie/Dickson Ltd.

Steamed Prawn Dumplings (Har Gow)

January 6, 2017


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4-6 minutes

You will need
2 prawns
2 tablespoons chopped pork fat
pinch salt
1 teaspoon sherry
1 teaspoon gingelly* oil
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
6 oz. Chinese wheat starch
hot water

Clean the prawns. Cut pork fat and prawns into small pieces and pound them into a paste. Add salt, sherry, gingelly oil and monosodium glutamate, mix well. Put the wheat starch on a board and make a depression in the centre and add hot water drop by drop, mixing until it becomes a paste. Place paste in a basin an steam for 5 minutes. After steaming remove the paste an form into a roll as soon as you can. Cut into 12 pieces. Press each into rounds about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Divide the prawn paste between them, fold them like a half moon and pinch the edges together into a Dutch bonnet shape. (See photograph.) Steam for 15 minutes and serve hot.

* Blogger’s note: Gingelly oil is another name for sesame oil.

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

Pork Meat Balls (Char Yuk Yin)

January 3, 2017

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 tomato
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 lb. minced pork
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon chopped water chestnuts
1 teaspoon chopped bamboo shoots
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sherry
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 tablespoon cornflour
peanut oil
1 lettuce

Slash tomato in 8 places not through to the base, (see photograph) and remove the middle part, put in the tomato ketchup. Mix the minced pork with egg, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, chopped ginger, salt, sherry, pepper, monosodium glutamate and cornflour. Mix well and make 20 small balls. Heat enough oil in a pan and deep fry the balls until done. Place the lettuce on serving dish and place the tomato filled with tomato ketchup in the middle of it. Place the pork meat balls around the tomato as the photograph shows. Dip each ball into tomato ketchup before eating.

Note Do not heat the oil too much in case the meat balls get brown before the meat is cooked. You must make sure the pork is cooked well.

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

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