Date Loaf


1 tbsp margarine

¾ cup sugar

1 cup dates

1 egg

1 tsp bi carb

1 and ¾ cup SR

1 cup water


Put dates, sugar, bi carb, water and margarine in sauce pan. Cook slowly till sugar is melted. Cool. Then add beaten egg and flour.


Ethel’s Date Slice


2 cups plain flour

1 heaped tsp bi carb

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup sugar

2 tbsp margarine



250 g dates

½ cup sugar

juice of lemon


Beat butter and sugar to cream. Add soda and water. Then oats and flour. Kneed together. Refrigerate for ½ hour. Then roll to ½ inch to fit tin. Add filling and put top on. Boil all together the filling ingredients then cool. Bake till brown. Cool then ice with lemon icing.

Zuchinni Slice (Ethelo)


12 oz or 375 g zuchinni

5 eggs

1 large onion

3 bacon rashes

1cup grated cheese

½ cup oil

salt and pepper

1 cup SR flour


Grate zuchinni. Chop bacon and onion firmly. Put zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese, flour, oil and slightly beaten eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into greased 28 x 18 cm or 11 x 7 inch tin. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Passion Fruit Flumery Pie


250 g wheat meal biscuits

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cloves

90 g butter melted


1 tbsp gelatine

½ cup cold water

1 cup sugar

2tbsp plain flour

½ cup orange juice

1 tbsp lemon juice

½ cup passion fruit


Crush biscuits, add spices and butter. Press into tray and chill. Put gelatin in cold water then in bowl of hot water. Stir well. Blend sugar, flour, orange, lemon and hot water in pan. Bring to boil. Cool. Stir in gelatin. Chill for 40 minutes. Whisk until the mix is doubles and add passion fruit. Fill the case.

Potato and Carrot Cakes


2 large potatoes (370 g grated)

2 large carrots (400 g grated)

6 shallots (chopped)

2 tbsp chopped pastley

1/3 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tbsp flour


Mix all the ingredients. Put large spoonfuls in a frying pan. And fry till golden brown.

Black Forest Cake


250 g butter

1 tbsp coffee

1 ½ hot water

200 g chocolate (dark)

2 cups castor sugar

1 ½ cups SR flour

1 cup plain flour

¼ cup cocoa

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla


Put the chocolate, sugar, butter, water and coffee in a saucepan. Melt till smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Add the flour, cocoa and vanilla essence. Cook for 1 ¾ hours in a 23 cm tin.

Chicken and Almonds







chicken breast

corn flour

soy sauce


Toast the almonds. Fry the sliced carrot, celery, onion and capsicum. Roll the chicken in cornflour then fry. Cut them into strips. Mix vegetables, almonds and chicken. Sprinkle with soy sauce.

Pumpkin Loaf


2/3 cup SR flour

½ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ cup chopped pecan nuts

1 cup pumpkin (mashed)

1 tsp bi carb soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp nutmeg

2 eggs

¼ cup water

125 g melted butter


Combine all dry ingredients. Combine pumpkin, eggs, butter and water. Mix the mixture into the dry ingredient mixture. Bake in a loaf tin 160C for ½ hour.

Chocolate Chip


½ cup sugar

4 oz chopped ginger

1 cup chopped dates

4 oz butter

3 cups crushed cornflakes

1 oz Copha

3 oz chocolate


Put the butter, ginger, dates and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture is blended together. Add 3 cups corn flakes (crushed). Mix well. Put the mixture in a slice trim 6 x 12. Smooth out. Melt 3 oz chocolate and 1oz copha. Pour over. Slice cut in squares.