Saturday, 28 December 2013

St George and the Pineapple

The St George “All Electric” Cookery Book published by St George County Council, 1960s, Australia

Baked Hawaiian Charlotte
Slices of bread and butter; 6 bananas; ½ cup pineapple juice; 1 can pineapple; ½ cup breadcrumbs; 1 egg, separated; 1 tspn lemon rind; 1 tblspn lemon juice
Method: grease a mould and line with sliced bread and butter. Moisten the bread with pineapple juice. Mix the breadcrumbs, lemon rind, sliced bananas and chopped pineapple together and mix in the beaten egg yolk and lemon juice. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg white and pour into the lined mould. Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs. Oven 230°C, top element off and bottom on medium – 35 minutes. Serve hot or cold with cream or custard. Auto. 230°C, reduce to 200°C.

Spiced Pineapple Punch
1 cup sugar; 4 cups pineapple juice; 1 ½ cups water; ½ cup lemon juice; 1 tspn ground cinnamon; crushed ice; 12 cloves; 1 cup orange juice
Method: Boil together the sugar, water and spices. Strain through cheese cloth and add fruit juices. Chill and pour over crushed ice.

My beautiful niece, Georgina, enjoying a glass of  Spiced Pineapple Punch on
Christmas Eve, Anne.


  1. Hi Anne,

    I'm trying to imagine the pineapple clove combo in that punch...12 cloves, that's a lot of cloves! Georgina looks like she's enjoying it though.

    Thank you for the gorgeous little surprise that arrived in the mail just in time for Christmas Anne. I love it - despite the missing angel ;) I loved the card too. Is that what you look like when you're whipping up one of Ruby's recipes? I think I've had a very similar expression on my face while Ruby-ing it up in the kitchen too! x

  2. The punch sounds delicious - and cinnamon is apparently the wonder spice at the moment, so it's also 'on trend'.