Archive for the ‘breadcrumbs’ Category

Another recipe of grandmother’s that used Spry vegetable shortening (which I’ve commented on here, in addition to comments on Spry’s equivalent, Crisco, here), which was very much the method of cooking at the time. You can substitute with butter.

See grandma’s list of oven temperatures to find out the correct setting for a moderately hot oven.

This Baked Chocolate Pudding is unique because it has a meringue topping, very similar to these other recipes I’ve found on the internet here and here.

Baked Chocolate Pudding

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Another one in the series of pie recipes.

No instructions for pie crust, but I assume it is a shortcrust pastry crust.
[22/9/07 update: Grandmother’s recipe for shortcrust pastry for the pie crust here.]
[19/12/07 update: another shortcrust pastry recipe from grandma here.]

Raisin Walnut Pie

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The use of cheese makes this an interesting recipe for the 1950s; even today, many Asians are lactose-intolerant. Even more interesting are the variations: one using cornflakes – a modern, processed, consumer food product, and the other using curry powder. I wonder if the curry style version was a Singapore invention? Then again, curry was already something familiar to the British via the colonial experience [See Collingham, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors]. The question is: was the original recipe British or American? In the Singapore YWCA of the 1930s, there were prominent and active members who were American, such as Mrs Armstuz, from whom my grandmother learnt to enjoy dishes such as waffles with sausages :).

Fried Chicken Superb

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