Wednesday, 30 November 2011

"My Favourite Recipe"

The Local Studies Collection has many treasures including the Geraldton Branch of the Country Women's Association "My Favourite Recipe" booklet.  This booklet contains a collection of recipes supplied by Geraldton Branch Members and was published in April 1964. 

I would like to share some of those recipes with you:

Ingredients are:
1 cup of plain flour; 1 cup sugar; 1 cup chopped dates; 2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of golden syrup); 1/2 cup self raising flour; 1/4 lb margarine; half cup chopped walnuts.

Melt margarine (add syrup if using this ingredient); beat egg, add other ingredients.

Place in flat tin and bake 15 to 20 minutes in a moderate oven. Cut into fingers when cold.
As a variation, instead of dates and nuts add 1 cup chopped raisins or 2 tablespoons preserved ginger or 2 tablespoons of cocoa. 

This recipe comes courtesy of Mrs I Gray.

I will publish another recipe from this booklet in the near future. 

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