Although I ‘chose’ the book for this weeks Cookbook Challenge on the weekend, I have been slack in posting about it! The first book to come up on the amazing Library Thing widget was my high school home economics textbook, Cookery the Australian Way (I have the 6th edition, printed in 1998). Obviously, I have already cooked from this book so it won’t be my challenge book of the week, but I will list here the recipes that I have tried (& remember). This is mostly for my reference so I can find them quickly later on, but hopefully it is of some interest to you!
Vegetable Lasagne p. 114
Vegetable Pasties p. 130
Spinach & Cheese Parcels p. 131
White Sauce p. 282
Apple Crumble p. 330
Golden Syrup Dumplings p. 336
Chocolate Mousse p. 339
Pancakes p. 368
Coconut Ice p. 429
Hedgehog p. 431
White Christmas p. 436
Pickled Onions p. 481 (I was looking for this one when I did the My Favourite Edible Gifts for Christmas post!)
Ironically, the next book on the list was the Australian Womens Weekly Cooking Class Cookbook. Who would have thought that the first two books on the list would both be related to learning and easy style recipes? This one is much older, although I’m not sure how old as it doesn’t have a date in it – but the props in the photos have a definite 70′s flair to them. As a nutrition student the chapter on ‘Vegetables’ is quite interesting to me – it only has 3 recipes, all of which involve deep frying white objects. Where is the rainbow of colour needed for good health?
I made a delicious ravioli from this cookbook for dinner tonight which I will post sometime in the next few days.