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Simple and Easy Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

6 oz. flour

2 oz. ground rice

1 teasp baking powder

3 oz. margarine

1 oz. dessicated coconut

3 oz. sugar

2 oz. currants

2 eggs

2-4 Tablsp milk

Method:

Rub the margarine into the sieved flour, ground rice and baking powder. Add the coconut, sugar and currants, mix into a paste with the beaten eggs and milk until of the right consistency. Put into a prepared tin and bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F) until cooked about one hour.

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How to dress up the boring veg

Glazed:

Shake boiled or steamed vegetables with a knob of butter or margarine over low heat before serving. A little finely chopped parsley, onion or garlic improves the flavour.

Creamed:

All root vegetables, with the the exception of potatoes may be coated with creamy-white sauce before serving. This is a good method when serving a mixture of vegetables. If liked, the sauce may be covered with grated cheese and the dish placed under the grill, to brown the top.

Scalloped:

Slice thinly and layer with white sauce in a baking dish, but this time potatoes may be used. Sprinkle with a few breadcrumbs and some grated cheese, heat through, and brown in the oven or under the grill.

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How to cook Artichokes (Jerusalem)

1/ First scrub the artichokes, then peel them quickly into clean cold water, using a stainless steel knife or peeler and keeping them under the water as much as possible to prevent discoloration.

2/ Add a little salt and a squeeze of lemon juice or vinegar to keep them in good colour.

3/ Cook in boiling salted water, to which a little lemon juice is added.

4/ Cook until tender (approx. 30 min), and drain very well before dishing.

Serve with a lemon butter or a white sauce.

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Spiced Apple Fritters

Ingredients:

6 oz. flour

1 teasp baking powder

1/4 teasp mixed spice, ground cinnamon and ground cloves

2 teasp sugar

4 oz. chopped apple

1 egg (fresh or dried)

approx 1/4 pt. milk

plus oil or lard for frying

Method:

Mix together flour, baking powder, spices and sugar. Add finely chopped apple and mix to a creamy consistency with the beaten egg, and milk. Place spoonfuls at once into a frying pan containing a little hot oil or lard. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

Serve at once with a sweet sauce or dusted with either castor or icing sugar.

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