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Christmas Pudding

Cooking time: 6-8 hours
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 1 or 2 ovenproof bowls, foil or wax paper

For 12-16 servings:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup fresh soft bread crumbs
1 teaspoon each mixed spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg
Scant cup shredded suet
½ cup brown sugar
1 dessert apple, grated
1 small carrot, grated
¾ cup chopped candied peel
2 eggs
Scant cup currants
1⅓ cups raisins
¾ cup seedless white raisins
Scant ½ cup chopped prunes or dried apricots
1 cup chopped, balanced almonds
Grated ring of ½ lemon
Juice of ½ lemon
Grated ring of ½ orange
1 tablespoon corn syrup or molasses
⅔ cup ale, beer, or milk

  1. Mix all ingredients together and leave overnight, then stir again wishing hard for good luck.
  2. Put into the greased bowl(s), cover with foil or wax paper. Alternatively cover the top with a flour and water paste (mix 2 cups flour to a paste with water).
  3. Steam or boil for time given, allowing longer time for one pudding. Remove wet covers as soon as pudding is cooked, then put on dry covered and re-steam for 2-3 hours on Christmas morning.

TO SERVE: With brandy butter made by creaming ½ cup butter, 1½ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar and 3 tablespoons brandy.

TO STORE: In a cool dry place.

Preparing fruit for Christmas cooking: If washing the fruit allow it to dry at room temperature for 48 hours.


PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

Kalashus Med Choklad (Chocolate Cottage)

Cooking time: 20-25 mins.
Preparation time: 30-35 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 2 6- to 7-in. Square cake pans
Oven temperature: 375°F
Oven position: toward top

For 8-10 servings you need:
¾ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

Decoration:
Chocolate butter frosting

¾ cup butter
3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
2 1-oz. squares semisweet chocolate, melted
2 eating apples
little lemon juice
1 marshmallow

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until soft and light.
  2. Gradually beat in eggs.
  3. Fold in sifted flour, baking powder, and cocoa.
  4. Put in the two greased and lined pans and bake until firm to the touch.
  5. When cool, cut a 2-inch slice from each square for the roof.
  6. Cream the butter and beat in the confectioners’ sugar.
  7. Take 1/4 cup of frosting for the piping.
  8. Add melted chocolate to the remainder and beat well.
  9. Sandwich cakes together with some of the frosting to form the house.
  10. Place smaller pieces together on top to form roof.
  11. Cover entire cake with chocolate frosting.
  12. Pie the reserved white frosting in the shape of a door and window. Any left over may be used to pipe a border around the bottom of the house.
  13. Place sliced apple dipped in lemon juice on roof to form slates. Top with a marshmallow chimney.

PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Danish Liver Pate

Cooking time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 15-20 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 1-quart ovenproof dish, deep baking pan
Oven temperature: 375°F
Oven position: center

For 4-8 servings you need*:
½-¾ lb. calf or pork liver
¼ lb. bacon
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour
⅔ cup milk
Seasoning
1 egg
2 teaspoons grated onion
1-2 teaspoons sherry (optional)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

*Serve with salad for 4 people or as an hors d’oeuvre or sandwich filling for larger number.

  1. Wash the liver. Take away the sinews and veins, cut liver and chop or grind three times then grind bacon with liver.
  2. Make a thick sauce or butter, flour, and milk, stirring well; add seasoning.
  3. Mix the liver and bacon thoroughly with the sauce and egg.
  4. Add grated onion and sherry then season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place mixture in a greased dish. Place this is in a pan filled with water, cover with foil or greased wax paper, and cook until firm.

TO SERVE: With hot toast and butter, as an hors d’oeuvre

TO VARY: Use chicken or other poultry liver. For coarse pâté grind only once.

TO STORE: Melt little butter, pour over pâté. This prevents it drying. Pâté will keep some time in a refrigerator, so it is worth making a large quantity – this pâté is creamy so keeps particularly well.


© Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Salmon Mousse

Cooking time: 12 mins.
Preparation time: 25 mins.
Main cooking utensils: saucepan, 5-in. soufflé dish, wax paper

For 6-8 servings you need:
2½ tablespoons margarine
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1¼ cups milk
seasoning
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 envelope powdered gelatin
⅓ cup water
1 lb. canned or cooked salmon
little anchovy paste
2 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
⅔ cup whipping cream
2 egg whites

Garnish:
stuffed olive
dill pickle
wafer-thin cucumber slices

  1. Tie a double band of wax paper around the outside of a 5 in. soufflé dish, grease lightly with margarine.
  2. Make white sauce with 2 tablespoons margarine, flour, milk, and seasoning; add lemon juice.
  3. Dissolve gelatin in hot water, add to sauce, allow to cool, covering with damp paper to prevent a skin forming.
  4. Stir in flaked salmon, anchovy paste, and tomato purée – made by rubbing the tomatoes through a sieve.
  5. Allow mixture to stiffen slightly, then fold in lightly whipped cream and the stiffly beaten egg whites.
  6. Put into soufflé dish, allow to set, then carefully remove paper.
  7. Garnish with small pieces of stuff olive, dill pickle and twists of cucumber.

TO SERVE: With mayonnaise well flavored with lemon juice with Potato salad: Mix cooked diced potato with mayonnaise and chopped scallions or grated onion, and garnish with chopped scallion tops.


PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

Kidney And Bacon Pilaff

Cooking time: 25-30 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: 1 saucepan

For 4 people you need:
4-6 lamb or pig kidneys
5 slices bacon
1 large onion
2-4 tablespoons shortening or butter
1¼ cups stock
seasoning
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3-4 tablespoons water
rice or toast for serving

  1. Skin and core the kidneys, cut into small pieces; cut bacon into small pieces; slice the onion.
  2. Heat the shortening in the pan and fry kidneys, back, and onion together until the onion is soft and golden brown.
  3. Pour in the stock, simmer for approximately 15 minutes, seasoning well.
  4. Start cooking rice, if used.
  5. Blend the cornstarch with the water and add to the kidney mixture, cook for several minutes, stirring all the time.

TO SERVE: Arrange in a border of cooked rice or on toast.

TO VARY: Use half stock and half tomato juice; add ½-1 cup sliced mushrooms. Blend the cornstarch with port instead of water.

TO STORE: The kidney and bacon mixture may be kept in a cool place and reheated thoroughly.


Printed in Canada. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

Jellied Gazpacho

Cooking time: few mins.
Preparation time: 25 mins.
Main cooking utensil: saucepan

For 4 people you need:
1 beef bouillon cube
1 5-oz. can tomato juice
2 cups water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 tomatoes
½ green sweet pepper
½ cucumber
3 tablespoons corn oil
3 tablespoons white or wine vinegar
seasoning

Garnish:
small lemon slices

  1. Heat bouillon cube, tomato juice, and most of water. Soften gelatin in remaining cold water, add to stock mixture, heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Put in cool place to stiffen slightly.
  3. Meanwhile peel and chop tomatoes; remove core and seeds from pepper and chop very finely; peel cucumber, remove seeds and dice very finely.
  4. Pour the corn oil and vinegar over the vegetables, season lightly, then leave to stand.
  5. Blend the tomato mixture and prepared vegetables, leave to set.

TO SERVE: Break up the soup with a fork, put into chilled glasses, and garnish with lemon.

TO VARY: Classic gazpacho: Blend 1 lb. skinned tomatoes, 1 peeled, de-seeded diced cucumber, 1 finely chopped onion, 1-2 crushed garlic cloves – either sieve or blend until smooth. Add finely diced de-seeded green pepper, gradually beat in seasoning, a little olive oil, lemon juice, and enough ice-cold water to give flowing consistency. Serve cold.


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Pear and Gooseberry Summer Pudding

Cooking time: 20 mins.
Preparation time: 30 mins. plus 12 hours to stand
Main cooking utensils: Saucepan, 7- to 8-in. cake and or plain mold

For 6-8 servings you need:
1 lb. gooseberries*
⅔ cup water
⅓ cup sugar
green coloring (optional)
juice of 1 lemon
4 ripe firm pears
8-10 medium thick slices of bread

*To clean the gooseberries, i.e., cut away the stalk and flower ends, use kitchen scissors.

  1. Clean the gooseberries, simmer with the water and sugar until a smooth thick purée. Color if desired.
  2. Put the lemon juice into a bowl, add the peeled diced pears, and turn round in the lemon juice (this prevents the pears discoloring).
  3. Add the pears to the gooseberry purée and mix well; allow to become quite cool.
  4. Remove the crusts from the bread and line the bottom and sides of the pan or mold with bread slices.
  5. Spoon the gooseberry and pear mixture into the bread-lined pan or mold.
  6. Cover with more slices of bread, then put a flat plate or piece of foil on top; add a light weight and leave for 12 hours.

TO SERVE: Turn out and serve with cream or ice cream.

TO VARY: Use any other fruits, e.g., apples and damsons; apples and whole blackberries; mixed berry fruits, etc.

TO STORE: This can be kept several days in a refrigerator or frozen.


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Jellied Desserts

All recipes based on a 3-oz. package fruit-flavored gelatin, which serves 4 people. Rinse molds in cold water before adding jelly.

PEAR LIME CREAM

Open a medium can halved pears, strain the syrup into a measure. Put 4 pear halves on one side to serve with the mold, chop the rest of the pears finely. Add water to the pear syrup to give 1 ½ cups. Dissolve the lime-flavored gelatin in this liquid, allow to cool and begin to stiffen. Stir in the chopped pears. Mae up a whipped topping mix with cold milk, fold the gelatin mixture into this. Spoon into a 1-quart mold. allow to set. Turn out and serve with pear halves.

JELLY A LA DUCHESSE

Dissolve a 3-oz package lemon-flavored gelatin into 1 ½ cups water, add 1 tablespoon brandy, 1 tablespoon kirsch, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Allow to cool and stiffen slightly, stir in ½ cup flaked blanched almonds and ⅔ cup shredded coconut. Put into a 1-quart mold, allow to set. Turn out, serve with ice cream.

SULTANA MOLD

Heat 1 cup seedless white raisins in a sauce and with ⅔ cup water for 1 minute. Add the grated rind of 2 oranges (use only the top ‘zest’). Squeeze out the juice from the 2 oranges, add water to give just under 1 1½ cups. Dissolve a 3-oz. package orange-flavored gelatin in this, add the raisins and the liquid from pan. Pour into a mold, allow to set. Turn out, serve with segments of orange.

TO VARY: Harlequin Mold: Add ½ cup chopped nuts and ¼ cup chopped candied cherries to the jellow before putting in the mold.


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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.


Printed in CANADA. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967