Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sabayon au Marsala (1930's)

Here is a classic 1930's dessert recipe from Recipes Rare from Everywhere.  I did some research and the modern version of this classic french dessert can be found here.  Make sure you have a good glug of Marsala wine to hand!

This version is served warm and sounds like the perfect Christmas dessert or an alternative to mulled wine maybe? This version is provided by one of the junior chefs from the Carlton Club, so it scores highly on the authentic levels!

Danish Chocolate Christmas Cake (1970's)

According to Marguerite, this is a Danish speciality cake that is typically made at Christmas.  I like Christmas, and I love chocolate cake so if anyone feels like they want to make one and send it over to me, my email address is - will be glad to receive one. Just a hint.

Danish Open Sandwiches (1970's)

The open sandwich has had a bit of a revival recently.  You can purchase open sandwiches to go in some upmarket shops, have a meal in a Scandi restaurant KuPP and you'll see open sandwiches on the menu.  But this is Marguerite Patten's take on this fancy fashionable party food idea.

Pheasants in Calvados (Apple Brandy) - 1970's

For the uninitiated, Calvados is an French Apple Brandy but ultimately any apple brandy will suffice for this recipe.  Make sure its a nice locally produced one, buy local where you can!

Canberra Christmas Cracker (1970's)

I dare you to make this.  I believe it is a cake, not entirely sure why its named after the capital of Australia? But either way, it sounds delicious!

Faggots (1970s)

Gosh it has been a while since I shared some classic recipes.  This is one of my favourites, although this version calls for minced liver? I am certain that beef mince would be a good replacement!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Cold Lamb Cutlets in Jelly - from Recipes Rare From Everywhere pre-1940


Put a neck of lamb (well trimmed) in a stewpan or earth. earthenware pot with only just enough water to cover, with 1 onion, 4 cloves, I blade of mace. Stew very gently with the above (if possible) for an hour, trimmings to be stewed with it. When done, lift out the meat, let the stock cool, take off the fat, add a pinch of soaked gelatine and a. dessertspoonful of flour. Let them boil in the stock, stirring all the while to keep it smooth. Lay this mixture all over each outlet separately, and let it get cool and firm. Dish up with frills round, a pile of cold vegetables-cut into shape-er with lettuce and tomatoes, etc.

Mrs. d’A nson.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pineapple Fruit Salad - 1960's (Marguerite Patten Recipe Card)

If I had to choose a dessert to epitomise the sixties, this would be on the Top 3 list.  The fact that its served in a freaking pineapple just says so much about this dish.


American Chocolate Pudding - 1960's (Marguerite Patten Recipe Card)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I give you Marguerite Patten's American Chocolate Pudding.  It has walnuts, it has cream, it is amazing.

Serve it to your friends, serve it to your enemies, serve it to your grandmother.  If you do, you will make friends and influence people when they realise you are brandishing an American Chocolate Pudding.

Pots Au Chocolat - 1960's (Marguerite Patten Recipe Card)

First post for 2014, well only 5 months late.  But let me make it up to you with Chocolate!