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War Economy Recipe Book

War Economy Recipe Book

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Published by Skelmorlie
With war came supposedly healthier eating habits, this little collection of recipes from New Zealand perhaps of interest to today's peoples suffering a surfeit of junk food and wondering what could ever have been tempting about cakes, biscuits and puddings made without butter and but minimal sugar.
With war came supposedly healthier eating habits, this little collection of recipes from New Zealand perhaps of interest to today's peoples suffering a surfeit of junk food and wondering what could ever have been tempting about cakes, biscuits and puddings made without butter and but minimal sugar.

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War Economy Recipe Book 
ContainingExcellent Economical Cake, Pudding and Savoury RecipesWhitcombe & Tombs LimitedChristchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Invercargill, London, Melbourne and Sydney
Foreword
 This book has been compiled by "Housewife" for the benefit of those who desire to economise,or for those who unfortunately, owing to a shortage of supplies, cannot secure sufficientingredients to do their usual baking. All recipes have been tested and, besides beingeconomical, they contain all the necessary vitamins."Antelope" is the New Zealand substitute for Cream of Tartar and, in the event of butter beingrationed, half butter and half margarine, or all margarine, could be substituted whererequired.Contents include 'Specials' and some Useful Hints, including Non-Slip Floor Polish, a safesolution where there are children or elderly people and Recipes for Cakes, Biscuits, Puddings
SPECIALS
A Very Good Home-Made Coffee - Baked Apples - Cheese Crispies - Delicious Savoury -Economy Jam (No Sugar Required) - Fritters (No Eggs) - Lemon Honey - Marrow Honey -Parsley Honey - Porridge Crumpets - Suva Pudding
HOUSEHOLD HINTS
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including Non-Slip Floor Polish, a safe solution where thereare children or elderly people.
CAKES
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All Nations Cake. - Allied Cake. - Apple Cake. - Canadian Cake. (Eggless.) - Catania Cake.(Eggless, Butterless.) - Cheap Fruit Cake. - Cheap Seed Cake. - Durbin Bun. - EconomicalChocolate Sponge (Sugarless and Butterless) - Eggless Gingerbread. - Eggless Sponge. -Eggless Walnut or Fruit Cake. - Freyberg Cakes. - Fruit Loaf. (No Eggs or Butter) - FruitSlices. - Health Loaf. (No Eggs, Butter or Sugar.) - Nutty Joys. - Railway Cake. - Sicily Cake(Eggless.) - Spiced Honey Cake. - Spitfire Cake. - Stalin Gingerbread. - Tobruk EgglessCake. - Tunis Cakes. - Victory Gems.
BISCUITS
American Fingers - Aussie Crisps - Bran Wafers - Cairo Nutties - Creamota Wafers -Ginger Snaps - Makes a Large Quantity - Ginger Snaps No 2 - Highlander Biscuits - MaadiBiscuits - Malt Biscuits - Malt Biscuits (No Eggs) - Marine Biscuits (Economical) -Montgomery Biscuits - Tripoli Biscuits.
PUDDINGS
Airforce Pudding - Benghazi Pudding - Bread Pudding - Chocolate Pudding - ChurchillPudding - Custard (Eggless and Sugarless) - Custard - Sugarless (Nice with Family Duff) -Date Pudding - Dumplings in Syrup - Economical Apple Pudding - Eggless Steam Pudding -Egyptian Pudding - Family Duff (No Eggs) - Ginger Pudding - Navy Batter Pudding - PacificPudding - Patriotic Pudding - Plum Pudding (No Eggs or Sugar) - Potato Sponge Pudding -Roosevelt Pudding - Soldier’s Pudding - Sweet Surprise - Treacle Pudding - VictoryPudding
SPECIALS
A Very Good Home-Made Coffee - Baked Apples - Cheese Crispies - Delicious Savoury -Economy Jam (No Sugar Required) - Fritters (No Eggs) - Lemon Honey - Marrow Honey -Parsley Honey - Porridge Crumpets - Suva Pudding
A Very Good Home-Made Coffee
5 cups of bran, 2 cups of treacle.Put in a piedish and heat in oven, continually stirring. Care must be taken not to leave too longwithout stirring, as it will burn. Cook till dry—may take an hour—in a moderate oven. Whencool put in airtight tin.
Baked Apples
Allow 1 large or 2 small apples per person. Wipe, core and fill the centre of the apple with alittle honey or syrup and a few raisins or sultanas. Place apples in a tin with a very little water,and bake in a moderate oven until cooked.
Cheese Crispies
2 tablespoons each of medium oatmeal and grated cheese, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoonbaking powder, salt and pepper to taste, and little water. Mix all dry ingredients together, thenadd water to make to a soft consistency. Drop in spoonfuls into hot fat, shapping them intothick cakes in frying pan. Fry till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot or cold. If served hotsprinkly with cheese and toast under the grill.2
 
Delicious Savoury
Cut up one large onion finely and two large apples, stew till tender with a little water, butter,pepper and salt. Turn into a 'Pyrex' dish. Pour over 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup milk, ½ cupbreadcrumbs, 2ozs. grated cheese. Put few pieces of butter on topand bake in a good oven 30 minutes.
Economy Jam
(
No Sugar Required
)2lbs. stoneless dates, 6 sweet oranges, 3 pints water, 1 lemon.Grate oranges and lemon finely, removing all pips. Boil with the 3 pints of water until soft. Addchopped dates and boil fora further 20 minutes. Ideal for children’s lunches.
Fritters
(
No Eggs
)4 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons custard powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder.Mix with milk, add grated apples or sliced bananas, and fry in deep fat a golden brown.
Lemon Honey
1 lemon, 1 egg, 2ozs. butter, 4ozs. sugar.Beat butter and sugar, add egg and lemon juice. Steam in a bowl until thick and creamy.
Marrow Honey
Peel and seed and weigh marrow and cook till tender. Streain and mash with fork. To eachpound of marrow add grated rind and juice of 2 lemons, 2 ozs. butter and 1lb. sugar. Beat alltogether and boil for ½ hour.
Parsley Honey
Put some parsley in a pot and cover with water, bring to boil and boil for ½ hour. Strainthrough a bag and to each pint of juice add 1lb. sugar and juice of 1 lemon.
Porridge Crumpets
Knead cold left-over porridge with sufficient flour to enable you to roll out mixture evenly. Rollto ½ inch thicknesses, cut into rings of required size and fry in hot pan, with a little butter,until golden brown on both sides. When cold split through the middle, toast and butter.
Suva Pudding
Soak 4 tablespoons sago in 1 cup milk for 2 hours or more, 1 heaped cup bread crumbs, ½ cupsugar, 1 level cup raisins, 2ozs. butter, 1 small teaspoon soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon milk.Mix all together and steam 3 hours.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS
When making scones add a tablespoon of cornflour, and they will be much finer and lighter.3

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