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Tomato Noodle Soup

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/02/2022 - 7:39am in

Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins.- 1 hour 25 mins.
Preparation time: 15 mins.
Main cooking utensil: large saucepan

For 6 people you need
2 onions
2 carrots
1 ½ lb. tomatoes or large can tomatoes
3 tablespoons shortening
5 cups stock
seasoning
bouquet garni
4-6 oz. ribbon noodles

  1. Peel and slice onions and carrots.
  2. Halve fresh tomatoes.
  3. Fry vegetables in the hot shortening for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add stock, seasoning, and bouquet garni.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for ¾- 1 hour.
  7. Discard bouquet garni and put soup through a sieve.
  8. Return to the pan, then add the noodles and cook for 10-15 minutes until the noodles are tender.
  9. Re-season to taste.

TO SERVE: As soon as possible topped with croutons or parsley if desired. A little fresh or sour cream may be put on top.

TO VARY: Cream of tomato soup: Proceed to stage 7. In a separate pan make a white sauce with 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup flour, 1 ¼ cups milk, and seasoning. reheat the soup, then whisk the hot, not boiling, sauce into the soup.

PRINTED IN CANADA. © Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Christmas Cake

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/12/2021 - 8:57am in

Cooking time: 3 ¼ – 3 ½ hours
Preparation time: 1 hour
Main cooking utensil: 8- to 9-inch spring form pan, brown and wax paper
Oven temperature: 325-350° F for 1 hour then 275-300° F for the rest of the time.
Oven position: center
For 20-26 servings:
½ lemon
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
5 eggs
1 tablespoon brandy, sherry, or lemon juice
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon each of cinnamon and mixed spice
½ cup ground almonds
¼ cup candied cherries
scant ½ cup chopped candied peel
2 cups seedless white raisins
2 cups currants
⅔ cups raisins
Royal icing: See Card 9

  1. Grate rind from the lemon, squeeze the juice if using instead of brandy.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and lemon rind until soft, then gradually add the eggs beaten with the brandy. Fold in a little sifted flour if the mixture shows signs of curdling.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Put mixture into prepared pan and bake for the time and temperatures given. To test if cooked listen carefully, a faint humming indicates it is not fully cooked. With this type of cake you can cover the top with wax paper to prevent it becoming too dark.
  5. Cool in cake pan for 10 minutes. Finish cooling on a wire rack. Store in airtigh tin until ready to ice – see Card 9.

TO STORE: Can be stored for several weeks in an airtight tin.

To prepare for baking rich cakes: Line bottom with double round of brown and then wax paper, line sides with wax paper, tie a band of brown paper around outside.

Printed in CANADA. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967