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Marguerite Patten Cookery Cards

-----Original Message----- 
From: Allan
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:38 AM
Subject: A few Marguerite Patten recipe cards

Hello from Australia, 'Uncle Phaedrus'...  ;-)

I just purchased an old set of Marguerite Patten recipe cards, but a few cards are missing.  I'm currently searching the Internet, trying to find
someone kind enough to scan and send them to me, so I can print them to replace the missing cards.  I would of course return the favour for as
many cards as they need replaced.

It is the set in a blue box, with Imperial (non-metric) measurements. (There are different sets apparently.)

All the missing cards are from the "Traditional And Celebration" section:

Card 1 - Christmas Pudding
Card 2 - Christmas Cake
Card 4 - Mince Pies
Card 12 - Honey Angel Cake
Card 13 - Hot Cross Bun

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.


Hello Allan,

I was able to find scans of all of them except the mince pies:

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Cake

Honey Angel Cake

Hot Cross Buns

All of the recipes on this site are supposed to be Marguerite Patten recipes, and there are two mince pie recipes given: Marguerite Patten Recipes

More scanned cards:

Scanned Cards 1

Scanned Cards 2


Thank you!

Unfortunately the Hot Cross Buns recipe is different.  I have that one, in a different section.  (For some reason she has two in the set!?  
Unless they are the same thing, but no way of telling of course.)

Anyway, thank you again for your great efforts.  Much appreciated. ;-)


Woolworth's Macaroni & Cheese

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sherry 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:47 PM
Subject: Woolworth recipes

I have been looking for the recipe from Woolworths for their macaroni and cheese....also for Woolworths beef meat pies...and for women's bakery for 
their hot chicken pie they served at lunch time this bakery was also known as hunts bakery....I hope you help me find these recipes.....thank you....

Hello Sherry,

The Woolworth's recipes that I have already posted are here: Woolworth's Recipes

I have a "tastes-like" recipe for Woolworth's Macaroni & Cheese here: Woolworth's Macaroni & Cheese

The actual Woolworth's recipe from a copy of their kitchen manual is below. Note that this is a cafeteria recipe that makes a large quantity. Sorry, I can't cut it down for you. See the note below about the "Old English Cheese." I have no idea of the size of the steam table pan.

I will send the beef pie and chicken pie recipes separately.


Woolworth's Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe makes 7 lbs 4 ozs of product or 18 seven ounce portions or 42 three ounce portions.

Step 1 - Macaroni (Cook the macaroni the night before.)

water             2 quarts
salt              1 ounce
elbow macaroni    1 pound uncooked  (cooked yield - 3 lbs 9 oz) (after standing overnight = 4 lbs 10 oz)

Bring slated water to a boil. Add macaroni. Stir with spoon to prevent sticking together.
Cook gently - about 15 minutes. Drain. Wash in cold water to remove excess starch. 
Cover with cold water again and allow to stand overnight in the refrigerator.

Step 2 - Sauce (Prepare day of service.)

shortening       4 ounces (Woolworths used Primex or M.F.B.)
flour            2 ounces
salt             1/2 ounce
black pepper     1/4 teaspoon

Add flour and seasonings to melted shortening. Blend with wire whip until smooth.

Step 3 - Milk

Liquid Non-Fat Skim Milk    1 1/2 quarts

Add warm milk to sauce mixture gradually. Stir with wire whip to prevent lumping.
Bring to a boil and cook gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 4 - Cheese

Old English Cheese*        7 ounces

Break cheese into small pieces and add to sauce as soon as sauce is removed from heat.
Allow to melt and blend until uniform.

Step 5 - Cooked Macaroni

Cooked Macaroni           4 lbs 10 ounces

Drain the cooked macaroni from Step 1 that has been in the refrigerator overnight.
Add it to the sauce and blend.

Step 6 - Pan

Shortening               1/4 ounce

Grease a steam table pan with shortening. Empty the macaroni with sauce into it.

Step 7 - Add Topping and Bake

Old English Cheese*     7 ounces

Grate or crumble cheese (which has been refrigerated). Distribute evenly over top of macaroni so that
the entire top is covered. Bake in a 400 oven until cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.

* This "Old English Cheese" was a solid cheddar block sold by Kraft, not the spread with the same name. 
It has been discontinued. Use regular Kraft cheddar or your favorite brand of cheddar. I don't know for 
sure if it was mild, medium, or sharp cheddar, but it appears to have been sharp cheddar.

Woolworth's Beef Pot Pies

-----Original Message----- 
From: Sherry 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:47 PM
Subject: Woolworth recipes

I have been looking for the recipe from Woolworths for their beef meat pies...
I hope you help me find these recipes.....thank you....

Hello Sherry,

Below is the Woolworth's Individual Beef Pot Pies recipe, straight from the Woolworth's Kitchen manual.


Woolworth's Individual Beef Pot Pies

For 16 Pot Pies

3 lbs                  Bottom Round (as purchased)
2 lbs 13 ounces        After trimming fat

Trim fat and cut into 128 5/8 inch cubes. Should be 128 pieces. Figure 8 per pie.

5 ounces              Bread Flour
1 1/2 ounces          Salt & Pepper mixture
1/4 ounce             Paprika

Combine. Dredge meat in mixture until well covered. Save leftover flour mixture.

4 ounces             Shortening (Woolworth's used Primex)
8 ounces             Onions

Melt shortening. Chop onions fine. Saute meat and onions in shortening for approximately 20 minutes or until brown.
Add flour that was left from dredging the meat. Stir until absorbed.

2 quarts                         Hot Water
1 # 2 1/2 can(1 quart)           Whole Tomatoes

Add water. Stir while adding. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours in covered pot. 
Straining makes it easier to portion out pieces of meat equally into pot pie dishes.

1 lb 4 ounces                   Raw potatoes
1 lb 2 ounces                   Raw carrots

Cut potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Scrape and wash carrots. Cut carrots into 1/2 inch cubes.

16 ounces                       Frozen peas

Boil. Figure 1 ounce to each pot pie.

16 each                        Pearl onions

Figure one pearl onion to each pot pie.

Boil all vegetables separately in salted water. Do not over-cook vegetables. 
They should be firm when put into oval pie baker.

1 lb 8 ounces                  pie dough

Cover each pot pie with  1 1/2 ounces pie crust.

Assembly and baking:

1)Place 8 pieces of meat (1 3/4 ounces cooked) in each dish (#1050 Bowl Baker from Hall China)
2)Add 1 ounce cooked frozen peas.
3)Add 1 ounce cooked potatoes
4)Add 1 ounce cooked fresh carrots
5)Add 1 cooked pearl onion
6)Add 4 1/2 ounces gravy, enough to cover meat & vegetables.
7)Top with 1 1/2 ounces standard pie crust
8)Bake in 425 oven for 15 minutes until browned 

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