Saturday, 2 July 2022

Pineapple Delicious Pudding

Encyclopaedia of Food and Cookery, Margaret Fulton 2013 edition, first published in 1983 Australia

Desserts and Puddings: Pineapple Delicious Pudding

35g (1 1/4oz /1/4 cup) self-raising flour; 1/4 tsp salt; 110g (4oz/1/2 cup) sugar; 2 eggs, separated; 125ml (4fl oz/1/2 cup) milk; 65g (2oz/1/4 cup) crushed, drained pineapple; 60ml (2fl oz/1/4 cup) pineapple juice

Sift flour, salt and sugar into a bowl.

Beat egg yolks and add to the flour mixture with milk, lemon juice and crushed pineapple and juice, and mix well.

Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Pour into an ovenproof dish and stand the dish in a roasting tin of water. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (180°C/350°F) for about 40-45 minutes or until set.

Serve with cream or ice cream. Serves 4.

This certainly lived up to its name !! Anne

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Hawaiian pork chops

A Million Menus, Robert Carrier 1984 London

Hawaiian Pork Chops

4 x 175g/6oz pork chops, about 20mm/3/4”thick; freshly ground black pepper; olive oil; salt; 15-30ml/1-2 tblsp melted butter; 1 dessert apple, thickly sliced; 15ml/1 tblsp brown sugar; 4 pineapple slices, with core removed; 100g/4oz green grapes; 4 bay leaves; 4 cloves

Wipe the chops with absorbent paper, and trim off the excess fat, leaving a narrow layer only. With  a sharp knife, slash the layer of fat at regular intervals to stop the chop curling up under the het of the grill. Season with black pepper and leave to come to room temperature.

Heat the grill to high.

Brush the chops with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill the chops 7.5 cm/3” from the heat for 6 minutes on each side, or until they are brown and tender. Transfer the chops to a heated serving platter and keep warm.

With a little of the melted butter, brush the apple slices and place them on a strip of foil. Lay the foil on the grid of the grill pan, sprinkle the apple slices with brown sugar and grill for 4-5 minutes, on the sugared side only, until golden. Keep warm.

Brush the pineapple slices with the remaining melted butter and pace them on a strip of foil. Lay the foil on the grid of the grill pan, and heat through for 2 minutes on each side, turning carefully with a fish slice.

Arrange a pineapple slice o the top of each chop. Lay 3 slices of glazed apple next to the pineapple and fill the hollowed-out pineapple with grapes. Pierce a bay leaf with a clove, and attach to the pineapple. Serve immediately.

Friday, 10 June 2022

Hummingbird muffins

Changing Habits, Changing Lives Cookbook: Over 200 Australian recipes for better health, Cyndi O’Meara 2002 Qld

Hummingbird muffins  

Makes about 12

1 cup organic bleached white flour; ¾ cup amaranth flour; ¼ cup organic raw sugar; 2 tsp baking powder; ½ tsp sea salt; 2 organic free-range eggs, beaten; 1/3 cup cold-pressed macadamia nut oil; ¾ cup pineapple juice, fresh or tinned; 1 large banana, finely chopped; ¾ cup pineapple pieces, fresh or tinned, drained

Preheat oven to 180C (160C if fan-forced)

In a glass bowl, mix all dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon.

Add eggs, oil and pineapple juice and mix until just combined.

Add banana and pineapple and mix in lightly.

Spoon into lined muffin trays and bake for 30 minutes (20 if fan-forced) or until golden on top.

I made these for a market day at our local hall. As I didn't have all the right ingredients I substituted - just using plain flour, white sugar and olive oil. More scone-like than muffin, delicious eaten hot and with butter, Anne

Friday, 3 June 2022 

Pineapple and mint juice/Suco de abacaxi com hortelã


1 fresh pineapple; 18 mint leaves; 1 litre water; 10 ice cubes; sugar to taste


Slice the pineapple into chunks

Blend together in a processor with 10 mint leaves

Add water, sugar to taste and 5 ice cubes for 3 minutes.

Put the juice in a jug with the remaining ice cubes and mint.

Chill for 10 minutes before serving.

Thanks Donna, Pineapple Dreamboat made a delicious iced tea!

Friday, 27 May 2022

Pineapple porcupines!

Raw Energy Recipes, Leslie and Susannah Kenton 1985 London

Porcupine Pineapple Chunks

“A lovely idea for children’s parties.”

Cut a fresh pineapple into cubes and skewer on to cocktail sticks. Roll in clear honey and then coat with wheatgerm, sesame seeds or coconut.

Chill and serve.

Friday, 20 May 2022

Muesli scones with pineapple

Thanks to Vicky from Unusual Coleslaw for sharing this recipe, I think these scones would be best enjoyed with billy tea cooked at dawn over a campfire by the side of billabong, Anne

Muesli Scones  

1 cup SR flour; 1 cup Muesli; TONE skim milk; I added 1/3 cup chopped crystallised pineapple     


Method: Mix dry ingredients and add sufficient milk to produce a scone dough. Heat lightly greased frypan to 175°C. Place spoonfuls of scone mix in pan, cover and reduce temperature to 150°C. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tops are smooth, not moist. Turn scones to brown the base. These are delicious served hot and require no additions. Served with fresh fruit, or fruit juice, Muesli Scones provide a quick and complete breakfast.

Muesli: 250g rolled oats; 250g wheat germ; 125g bran, unprocessed; 4 Tblsp buckwheat; 4 Tblsp sunflower seeds; 250g dried fruits I used some muesli I already had Method: Mix all together and store in air-tight containers.

Source: Rumbles Cookbook: low fat, low cholesterol, low salt and high fibre recipes edited by Judy Read (Adelaide: Royal Adelaide Hospital Health Promotion Unit, n.d. [1980s]), p.17.

Delicious hot with homemade Rosella jam.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Easy Pineapple Dessert

Thanks for another link to a pineapple sweet recipe Leila!!!


1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained; 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding; 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping


Mix pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.