This C.W.A. cookbook has been a great source of information and entertainment over the years. It is filled with great basic recipes and handy hints that I’m sure have been handed down from one rural housewife to another over a cup of tea and a scone.
The front section of the book is all about catering and this is where the fun begins. Being brought up in the city, my sister and I always thought this was fabulous. There are several catering scenarios including Catering for a Public Stock Sale, Pea Soup for 120 people and Curry for 50 people. It is amazing how often tongue is used as an ingredient. I love also in the Wedding Breakfast for 100 Guest that they suggest 4 gobblers, but you must remember that 1 gobbler equals 4 fowls.
There have been so many editions of this book and recipes are added and deleted. This version has the most wonderful Banana Cake recipe that I have used many time, so many in fact that the book just about falls open at that page. With school starting tomorrow I felt the need to bring the book out again and get baking.
Banana Cake adapted from C.W.A. cookbook (42nd edition)
¾ cup sugar
3 medium bananas
1½ cups self raising flour
½ teaspoon bi-carb
¼ cup milk (I used yoghurt)
Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs one at a time.
Add mashed bananas.
Fold in flour, bi-carb and milk a bit at a time.
Pour into loaf tin and cook in a moderate over for about half an hour. (Mine always takes longer)
It’s time to track down the last of the school requirements. There is no way I am buying another recorder. I know there is one around here somewhere..
What are you putting in lunch-boxes this week?