The Art of Living in Australia ; eBook

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* 2 lbs.  Artichokes—­4d. * * 1/2 pint White Sauce—­1 1/2d. * * Total Cost—­51/2 d. * * Time—­One Hour * Wash and peel the artichokes and put them into some water; add a teaspoonful of vinegar and leave them for half an hour.  Drain the water all away and put them into a saucepan, cover with cold water; add one gill of milk and some salt.  Bring to the boil and cook slowly for about an hour.  Take half a pint of the liquor in which the artichokes were boiled, and make a sauce; dish them and pour this over.


Take the very young green shoots of the pumpkin plant.  Wash them well and put them into a large saucepan, with a very little water seasoned with salt and a pinch of carbonate of soda; keep pressing them down into the water and boil till soft.  Turn into a colander and squeeze very dry, put into a saucepan with one ounce of butter, pepper, salt, and a few drops of lemon juice.  Stir about till thoroughly hot through, dish neatly, and serve.


* 1 doz.  Green Bananas—­3d. * * Lemon Juice * * 1/2 pint Brown Sauce * * Pepper and Salt—­2d. * * Total Cost—­5d. * * Time—­Half an Hour. * Peel the bananas and put them in boiling water to which a few drops of lemon juice have been added; boil them for half an hour, or until soft.  Make sauce by directions already given, flavour with lemon juice, pepper, and salt.  Strain all the water from the bananas, dish, and pour over the sauce


To fry potatoes successfully, two things must be carefully attended to.  First of all dry the potatoes thoroughly, and then have very hot fat.  Peel the potatoes and dry them in a cloth.  Cut into any shape—­slices, strips, quarters, &c.—­and dry again.  Have a good quantity of very hot fat ready, put the chips into a frying basket, and plunge into the fat.  Fry quickly, and directly they are brown enough they are done.  Throw them on to some kitchen paper to drain off the fat.  Pile high on a dish, sprinkle with salt, and serve very hot.


* 1 Cabbage—­2d. * * 1 oz.  Butter—­1d. * * 2 oz.  Dry Cheese * * 1 spoonful Flour * * Pepper and Salt—­1d. * * Total Cost—­4d. * * Time—­15 Minutes. * Boil the cabbage by directions given, strain away the water and press it very dry.  Put the butter into a saucepan, and when it is dissolved, chop up the cabbage and put a layer at the bottom of the saucepan.  Sprinkle over some grated cheese, pepper, and salt, then more cabbage and cheese, until all are used up.  Simmer gently for fifteen minutes, slip it on to a hot dish, and serve.


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