Recipes - Misc

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NOTE: This page is a daughter page of: Recipes


On these page I keep a collection of my mother's recipes. This page is for all the odd things that I couldn't fit elsewhere.


Drinks


Pina Colada

Ingredients:
  • 40ml dark rum
  • 50ml lite coconut cream
  • 10ml pineapple juice

Instructions:
Combine all in mixing glass with crushed ice, Shake vigorously. Serve with pineapple and cherry garnish. To make a non-alcoholic pina colada just minus the rum.


Other


Kids Play Dough

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups cooking salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Mix dry ingredients and add:

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • food coloring

Instructions:
Mix with wooden spoon until cool enough to knead by hand until smooth. Store in airtight container at room temperature.




Microwave Rice

Ingredients:

rice of course


Instructions:
Put 2 cups dry rice in bowl or microwave rice cooker. Add 4 cups boiling water (from boiled jug). Microwave on HIGH for 15 minutes, with lid on. Heat left over cooked rice 1 minute only or will burn.



Jams / Chutneys


Fig Jam

Ingredients:
  • 2 lb figs
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons sweet sherry
  • 2 lb sugar

Instructions:
Wash figs, cut off stems, chop roughly. Place in saucepan with juices and sherry. Bring to boil and simmer gently till figs are tender. Add (warmed) sugar, stir till dissolved over low heat - increase heat, boil rapidly uncovered till jam jells - approx 25 minutes. Scoop off froth. Bottle hot.




Mango Chutney 1

Ingredients:
  • 15 unripe mangoes
  • 1 kg pipped dates
  • 1 kg dark brown sugar
  • 50g ginger

  • 50g garlic
  • 2-3 litres brown vinegar
  • 4 birds eye chillies

Instructions:
Peel and slice mangoes. Mix all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil stirring so sugar does not burn. Simmer very low heat for at least 4 hours.




Mango Chutney 2

Ingredients:
  • 3 large ripe mangoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 chilli (or powder0
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup currants
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed peel
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green ginger

  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup malt vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice

Instructions:
Peel mangoes, chop roughly. Chop onion and chilli, tie mustard and celery seeds in muslin bag. Combine all ingredients. Cover and stand overnight. Boil for 30 minutes or till thickened. Remove muslin bag and pour into hot sterilized jars. Can make Pawpaw and Mango chutney by add ½ peeled and chopped pawpaw to above.




Mango Chutney 3

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb mangoes
  • 1 lb apples
  • 1 lb preserved ginger
  • 2 oz mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 oz cinnamon
  • 1 lb sultanas

  • 6 lb sugar
  • 1 oz garlic
  • ¾ oz ground ginger
  • 1½ bottle vinegar
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 oz black peppercorns in muslin bag
  • 1 ½ pks mixed spice

Instructions:
Chop apples, garlic, onion and place in pan with all ingredients except spice. Stand overnight. Add spice and simmer 2 hours. Place in hot sterilized jars.




Green Pawpaw Chutney

Ingredients:
  • 4 lb green pawpaw just starting to ripen
  • 3 lb brown sugar
  • 2 oz garlic
  • ½ lb sliced ginger (preserved or crystallized)
  • 2 oz salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • juice of 2 lemons

  • 1 quart brown vinegar
  • 2 large onions
  • ½ lb sultanas
  • ¼ lb raisins
  • 1 oz cloves (in muslin bag)
  • 1 oz whole black peppercorns (in muslin bag)

Instructions:
Boil vinegar and sugar for ¼ hour. Peel and chop pawpaw and ginger to ¼" cubes. Chop garlic very finely. Finely chop onions and halve raisins. Put all ingredients in large pot and pour vinegar/sugar over them. Bring to boil and simmer at least 1½ hours. Test for good consistency. Bottle hot into sterilized jars.