Thursday, May 31, 2012

Great Grandma's recipes!

Today I was going through my great uncle and great grandma's collections of papers, notes, letters and such, and found two interesting recipes!

1. "Mock Chicken Spread" - very intriguing!


  • Half pound grated cheese
  • Half pound tomatoes, skinned & chopped finely
  • Three (3) large teaspoonfuls mixed herbs
  • A pinch of salt
  • One or two eggs (beaten)
  • One large grated onion
Mix ingredients together and simmer over a slow gas for 10 minutes. Serve as a spread on savoury biscuits or use as a savoury dip. Keep in a screw top jar in the refrigerator."

2. "Lemon Jam" - wonders if it's same as Lemon Butter?


Cut thinly 7 large or 11 small lemons. Cover with water and bring to boil, add 1/2 teaspoon of Carb soda and cook 15 minutes. Drain away liquid and allow lemons to cool. Then add 4 pints water and cook till rind is tender (about 30 minutes). Add 3 lbs sugar and cook a further 30 minutes add another 3 lbs sugar and cook till it jellies.
I add a desert [sic] spoon of gelatine mixed with cold water if syrup is too thin.

P.S. You can half the quantity if you wish."


I will try both one day and see what others think of those.

Cheers till later (probably not for a couple of weeks unfortunately as I've got lots to do before Winter ends!)

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