Ginger and Banana Pancakes 1985

£3 goes to Mr A. Duff, Ellon for this American style recipe. Batter - 4oz flour, pinch salt, 1 egg, ½ pint milk. Filling - 3 bananas, 1 tablespoon double cream, 3 pieces of stem ginger, icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of brandy (optional) Prepare the batter and use it to make a batch of pancakes. Mash the bananas together with the cream and stir in the stem ginger. Divide the mixture between the pancakes and roll up each pancake. Dredge with the icing sugar. Set alight the brandy and pour over the pancakes if you like. Enjoy yourself. Read more......

Cinnamon Cake 1985

We like this recipe sent in by Mrs Annie Riley, Sutherland. Take 4oz butter or margarine, 4oz caster sugar, 2 eggs, 2oz desiccated coconut, 6oz self-raising flour, 2 tablespoons milk. For the filling:- 6oz icing sugar, 3oz butter or margarine, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoonfuls milk. Cream fat and sugar together until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add coconut and then fold in the flour alternatively with the milk. Read more......

White Chocolate Truffles 1985

Always a favourite - Mrs I Canale, Arbroath. Take 8oz white milk chocolate, ¼ pint evaporated milk, ¼ teaspoon vanilla flavouring, 3oz desiccated coconut, 2 tablespoonfuls of rum. Place the chocolate in pan with the milk and vanilla flavouring. Melt over a slow heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in 2oz coconut, add the rum and mix thoroughly. Leave to cool. Roll into 30 balls, coat with the remainder coconut. Chill. Read more......

Hot Creamy Sweetcorn Potatoes 1986

450g/ 1lb peeled potatoes, sliced thinly, 300g/ 12oz can of sweetcorn, 140ml/ ¼ pint sour cream, 140ml/ ¼ pint milk, 1 leek sliced, 25g/ 1oz packet pickled onion crisps, Seasoning  Read more......

Thick Tomato Soup

  • 3 lb (1.25kg) ripe tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pint (568 ml) vegetable stock
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sherry (optional)
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Bananas on Toast 1911

Peel six bananas (not too ripe), cut them in halves lenghways, sprinkle with a little salt and cayenne or paprika pepper and fry them in butter a pale brown colour. Read more......

Cheese Strata 1961

Very good dish and easily prepared. – Mrs Buchan, Aberdeenshire.

Take 6 slices of day old bread,  ½  teaspoon mustard, ¼ lb. sliced cheese, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, 2 eggs, 1¼ cupfuls of milk, ¾ teaspoonful salt and a dash of pepper.

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Tuna and Red Bean Salad 1986

3 oz (75g) pasta shells

Dressing: Read more......

  • 5 oz (125ml) carton natural yoghurt
  • 3 tbspns milk
  • 1 destspn lemon juice
  • 1 tbspns tomato ketchup
  • Seasoning

Pancake Panache 1986

  • 8-9 warm pancakes
  • Jam or lemon curd
  • 1 egg white
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • Blanched almonds (optional)
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Bacon Bran Biscuits

To make these delicious biscuits you require:- Read more......

  • ½ cup All-Bran
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoonful baking powder
  • ½ teaspoonful salt
  • 2 tablespoonfuls crisp diced bacon
  • 4 tablespoonfuls cooled bacon fat
  • ½ teaspoonful soda Soak the all-bran in the buttermilk