Vanilla Kipferl ‘Vanilla Crescents’

Alfred Solti

Alfred: ‘This is my mother’s Christmas Biscuit recipe. Biscuit baking started 6-8 weeks prior to Christmas Eve or ‘Heiligen Abend’ according to my mother. She would bake about a dozen different types of biscuits in amounts that could have rivalled Arnott’s output, and these were given away as presents during the festive season. Given the butter needed, these are best made when it isn’t too hot in your kitchen – perfect for Christmas in July!

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Choko Pickle

Virginia White

I read with interest Keith’s article about chokos in last month’s Triangle. However, I think he forgot the best use for them, ie pickles. Try this and judge for yourself.

1.5kgs chokos
1kg onions
1/2 cup salt
1 litre brown vinegar
1 cup plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 dessertspoon tumeric
1 dessertspoon mustard powder
1 dessertspoon curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger … Read more »

Melting Apple Custard

Virginia White

Now that apples are at their best it’s a good time to use them for cooking as well as eating fresh.

1.5kg tart cooking apples, peeled and cored
100g unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
90ml Calvados (optional)
1 vanilla bean, split
3 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
300ml double cream

  1. Preheat oven to 220C
  2. Cut the apples in quarters. Heat the butter in … Read more »

Tomato Eggs

Linda Sang

At the end of March my remarkable grandmother of 111 years died peacefully in her sleep after not eating for one day. We Chinese take our food seriously! We called her Pau Pau and
when I was small our family would go to her semi-detached house in Bondi Beach for Sunday lunch. There would be a large array of dishes, all tasting different from my other grandmother’s fare, who was an equally wonderful cook. After our mother died my sister and I had the … Read more »

Fish Chow Mein

Linda Sang

250g dried fine egg noodles
3 cm knob of fresh ginger peeled and grated
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp light oil
500g firm white fish fillets (ling is good) cut in 2 cm squares
2 eggs
Oil to fry
½ small cauliflower thinly sliced,
1 medium carrot cut into matchsticks
6 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked for an hour or so in … Read more »

Braised chicken with cider, fennel & garlic

Lynne Ford

1.5 kilo free range chicken
Sea salt & black pepper
4 sprigs lemon thyme (leaves)
1 tablespoon of ghee or virgin olive oil
8 small bulbs of spring onions or use halves of a spring onion which would include some green
4 cloves of garlic
3 small fennel bulbs
375 ml apple cider
375 ml vegetable or chicken stock
Tamari … Read more »