Tag Archives: Marguerite Patten’s Recipe Cards

Tomato Noodle Soup

Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins.- 1 hour 25 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: large saucepan

For 6 people you need
2 onions
2 carrots
1 ½ lb. tomatoes or large can tomatoes
3 tablespoons shortening
5 cups stock
seasoning
bouquet garni
4-6 oz. ribbon noodles

  1. Peel and slice onions and carrots.
  2. Halve fresh tomatoes.
  3. Fry vegetables in the hot shortening for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add stock, seasoning, and bouquet garni.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for ¾- 1 hour.
  7. Discard bouquet garni and put soup through a sieve.
  8. Return to the pan, then add the noodles and cook for 10-15 minutes until the noodles are tender.
  9. Re-season to taste.

TO SERVE: As soon as possible topped with croutons or parsley if desired. A little fresh or sour cream may be put on top.

TO VARY: Cream of tomato soup: Proceed to stage 7. In a separate pan make a white sauce with 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup flour, 1 ¼ cups milk, and seasoning. reheat the soup, then whisk the hot, not boiling, sauce into the soup.


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Christmas Cake

Cooking time: 3 ¼ – 3 ½ hours
Preparation time: 1 hour
Main cooking utensil: 8- to 9-inch spring form pan, brown and wax paper
Oven temperature: 325-350° F for 1 hour then 275-300° F for the rest of the time.
Oven position: center
For 20-26 servings:
½ lemon
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
5 eggs
1 tablespoon brandy, sherry, or lemon juice
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon each of cinnamon and mixed spice
½ cup ground almonds
¼ cup candied cherries
scant ½ cup chopped candied peel
2 cups seedless white raisins
2 cups currants
⅔ cups raisins
Royal icing: See Card 9

  1. Grate rind from the lemon, squeeze the juice if using instead of brandy.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and lemon rind until soft, then gradually add the eggs beaten with the brandy. Fold in a little sifted flour if the mixture shows signs of curdling.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Put mixture into prepared pan and bake for the time and temperatures given. To test if cooked listen carefully, a faint humming indicates it is not fully cooked. With this type of cake you can cover the top with wax paper to prevent it becoming too dark.
  5. Cool in cake pan for 10 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack. Store in airtigh tin until ready to ice – see Card 9.

TO STORE: Can be stored for several weeks in an airtight tin.

To prepare for baking rich cakes: Line bottom with double round of brown and then wax paper, line sides with wax paper, tie a band of brown paper around outside.


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Banana Jelly Flan

Cooking time: 25 mins.
Preparation time: 25 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 7- to 8-in. pie pan, saucepan
Oven temperature: 425-450°F.
Oven position: center

For 4-6 people you need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch salt
1/4 cup butter
grated rind of 1/2 orange
1-3 tablespoons water

Filling:
1/2 package orange or apricot flavored jello
1 cup boiling water
2 bananas
2 candied cherries

If taking a fruit, jam or other type of open pie, bake it in an ovenproof dish, or in a pan, and carry it in the pan to prevent any possibility of the pastry breaking. Cover the top with foil.

  1. Sift flour and salt, rub in butter, add the grated orange rind, and blend with the water to a firm dough.
  2. Roll out and line the pan. Decorate the edge with small semi-circles of pastry – see picture.
  3. Prick and bake blind (see Card 8) until crisp and brown. Allow to cool.
  4. Dissolve the jello in the boiling water and allow to cool. Slice the bananas lengthwise, arrange in the cold pie shell. Pour the cooled jello over the bananas and leave to set. When set, decorate with the halved candied cherries.

TO SERVE: Cold

TO VARY: Use raspberry or strawberry jello.

TO STORE: In the refrigerator.


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Sausage Boatees

Cooking time: 10-15 mins.
Preparation time: few mins.
Main cooking utensils: broiler pan, wooden toothpicks

For 4 people you need:
1 lb. pork sausage links (8)
little chutney
8 slices processed or Dutch cheese
8 pineapple chunks

Garnish:
parsley
tomatoes

1. Prick the sausages lightly.

2. Broil until golden brown. Allow to cool.

3. Split down the center and insert a little chutney.

4. Place each diagonally across a slice of cheese. Lift the loose corners up and skewer with a toothpick.

5. Cut the pineapple chunks in half and put a piece on either end of each pick to keep cheese upright.

TO SERVE: As a light snack with green salad. Garnish as shown.

TO VARY: Use canned cherries or apricots in place of pineapple or a ring of fresh orange or apple (sprinkle apple with lemon juice to keep it white).

TO STORE: Keep well covered with foil to prevent cheese drying.


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Baked Beans Flamenco

Cooking time: 25 mins.
Preprartion time: 10-15 mins.
Main cooking utensils: skillet, ovenproof dish
Oven temperature: 375°
Oven position: center

For 4 people you need:

3-4 slices bacon
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon tomato catsup
1 tablespoon paprika pepper
pinch marjoram
2 16-oz. cans baked beans with sausages
4 eggs

1. Cut bacon into strips, cook lightly with crushed garlic.

2. Add tomato catsup, paprika, and marjoram.

3. Arrange baked beans, etc., in oven-proof dish with bacon mixture on top.

4. Make four hollows in the beans and break an egg into each.

5. Cover and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the eggs are set.

TO SERVE: Hot

TO VARY: Fry bacon and garlic, add flavoring, beans, etc., and top with fried or poached eggs.

To fry eggs: Heat little fat in pan – it should be hot enough to set egg white immediately it goes into pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

To poach eggs: Lower eggs into boiling salted water. Cook steadily for 3-4 minutes. Or, heat butter in metal cups of egg poacher. Put in eggs. Cook 4-5 minutes over boiling water.


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Kuhlich (German Yeast Cakes)

Cooking time: 40 mins.
Preparation time: 30 mins. plus time for rising
Main cooking utensils: stone jars, or coffee cans
Oven temperature: 400-425°F

For 12-16 people you need:

1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons milk and water mixed
1 oz. compressed yeast
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup currants
1/2 cup chopped, blanched almonds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup oil or melted butter
2 eggs

Decoration:

1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
little warm water
few candied cherries and slivered almonds

1. Blend compressed yeast with sugar and add liquid.

2. Leave until frothy, about 10 minutes.

3. Mix flour, salt, sugar, currants, and almonds.

4. Pour in yeast liquid, vanilla extract, oil and eggs.

5. Mix well together until dough leaves sides of the bowel (SIC) clean.

6. Knead for 5 minutes on floured board.

7. Cover, then put to rise until nearly double in size – about 2 hours – knead again.

8. Shape dough to half fill greased pans.

9. Cover each pan with polythene or cloth; allow to rise for 40 to 60 minutes. i.e. until dough springs back when pressed.

10. Bake in center of oven until firm. Cool.

11. Blend confectioners’ sugar with enough warm water to blend and pour over cakes; sprinkle with chopped candied cherries and slivered almonds.

TO VARY: Rise and bake for only 15-20 minutes in muffin pans to make small individual cakes.


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Sole Veronique (French sole with grapes)

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Cooking time: 25-30 mins.
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Main cooking utensils: ovenproof dish, saucepan
Oven temperature: 350-375°F
Oven position: center

For 4 people you need:
4 large or 8 small fillets sole
6 oz. white grapes
seasoning
1 1/2 cups white wine
little milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 egg yolks, optional
2-4 tablespoons cream

Garnish:
few extra grapes
parsley sprigs

1. Skin fillets; peel and deseed grapes.

2. Place some of the grapes on fillets, fold over; season lightly.

3. Put into the buttered dish, add white wine, and cook for approximately 15 minutes.

4. Life fillets of fish carefully from liquid, save this to add to sauce.

5. Heat butter, stir in the flour, cook for 2-3 minutes then blend in strained wine and add a little milk if necessary to give good 1 1/4 cups. Bring to boil, cook until thickened.

6. When smooth and thickened, add cream beaten with egg yolks and cook gently, without boiling, for 2-3 minutes.

7. Season well, and pour over the fish.

8. Garnish with a few extra grapes and parsley springs.

TO SERVE: With green salad and/or broccoli.

TO VARY: Often the grates are not put into the oven with the fish but added to the sauce to heat. Purple grames may be used – keep the skin on for garnish if wished to give color.


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Herring Salad

herring_revised

Cooking time: 30 mins.
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Main cooking utensil: deep covered casserole
Oven temperature: 325-350°F
Oven position: center

For 4 people you need:
4 large herring
2/3 cup white vinegar
4 peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 small onion
1 cucumber
2 red-skinned eating apples
2/3 cup sour cream*
seasoning
lemon juice

Garnish:
parsley

*You can buy cartons sour cream or use yogurt or fresh cream plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Remove heads, intestines and backbones from herring, leave about 1/2 inch of bone at tail end.

2. Roll herring, start at the head end and secure rolls by piercing fish with backbone left at the tail end.

3. Put fish into casserole, add vinegar, peppercorns, bay leaves, and sliced onion with scant 2 cups water.

4. Cover dish with lid and bake for time and at temperature given.

5. Cool in the liquid, then drain.

6. Skin and dice cucumber.

7. Core apples, leave skin on. Cut half apple into slices, dice the remainder.

8. Mix diced apple and cucumber.

9. Mix with cream and seasoning.

TO SERVE: Arrange cucumber mixture on a long dish, place herring rolls on top, garnish with apple slices, dipped in lemon juice, and parsley.

TO VARY: Dice herrings after cooking, mix with diced apple, onion, cucumber, add 2 diced hard-cooked eggs, 1 small diced cooked beet, 3 diced sweet dill pickle. Put into mold and leave for 1 hour.


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Glazed Ham and Peaches

Cooking time: see stage 2
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, roasting dish
Oven temperature: 400°F
Oven position: center

You will need:
1/3 – 1/2 lb. ham per person*

Glaze:
(sufficient for a 4- to 5-lb. piece of ham and for stuffing the peaches)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peach syrup
1/2 – 2/3 cup seedless white raisins
medium or large can peach halves

1. Ham, unless mild-cure, should be soaked for 24 hours in cold water.

2. When boiling ham, put into fresh cold water and allow approximately 25 minutes per lb. and 25 minutes over.

3. Mix the brown sugar with the peach syrup and raisins.

4. Remove the thick rind from the ham. Cut fat, of the glaze and place in the pan in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.

TO SERVE: Garnish with halves of peaches filled with the glaze. If serving hot, these can be warmed through in the oven. If serving cold, the peaches should not be cooked.

TO VARY: The treacle glaze on Card 22, or the apricot on Card 24 may also be used.
*For choice of ham see Card 17.


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Prawn Stuffed Apples

Preparation time: 10 mins.
Main cooking utensils: bowl, wooden toothpicks

For 6 people you need:
6 red-skinned eating apples
lemon juice

Filling:
3 tablespoons thick mayonnaise
1 teaspoon tomato paste
dash Tabasco sauce
2 pickled cucumbers, finely sliced
4 stuffed olives, chopped
2/3 cup peeled prawns or shrimp
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Garnish:
6 whole prawns or shrimp
6 stuffed olives

1. Cut off the tops of the apples, and scoop out the insides to hollow them.

2. Remove all core and pips and dice remaining flesh.

3. Sprinkle the apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.

4. Mix the chopped apple with all the other filling ingredients.

5. Just before serving, pile into the apple cases.

6. Decorate with prawn and a stuffed olive on a wooden toothpick.

TO SERVE: With a green salad.

TO VARY: Use same filling with addition of chopped celery or omit the olives and add extra chopped gherkins and a few capers instead.


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