Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

BUTTER "BUDGET"

FOR WOMEN

MAKING IT SPREAD TASTY SANDWICH FILLINGS Butter is a "go" food. It gives us energy and supplies us with the essential vitamin A. In our reduced butter circumstances we can use any fat, sugar, or starch to supply energy, while other sources of vitamin "A are cod liver oil, liver, eggs, cheese, green and yellow vegetables. Thus butter rationing threatens only our , food habits, not our health, states the New Zealand Women's Food Value League. To eke out butter for spreading, the following recipes for butter extenders are recommended. Enough should be made for one day only. ]. Melt 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and add 2 heaped teaspoonfuls of skim milk powder. Then add 2 tablespoonfuls of cold milk to the paste thus formed. Stir well with a knife. Reaclv for spreading at once. 2. Beat. A cupful milk jelly (made with top milk set. with powdered gelatine) and \1 b butter. 3. Mix equal quantities of mashed potatoes and butter. Beat well. 4. Make a custard with i cup milk and' 1 heaped teaspoonful of unsweetened custard powder. Add 41b butter to the hot custard. Beat well and allow to set. 5. Use vegetable fat and butter in equal proportions. Melt the fats and beat as the mixture solidilies. Butterlcss Fillings There are many creamy and oily spreads that make excellent sandwich fillings without butter. Here are some suggestions:—Bacon fat with finely chopped leek and seasoning. Cream cheese or cottage cheese flavoured with tomato pulp, chopped chives, parsley, celery or mint, dried fruit or nuts. Cheese paste made with 1 egg beaten. 1 cupful grated cheese, i cupful of tomato pulp or "juice, seasoning. Stir ingredients over gentle heat until the mixture thickens. (This will keep for a week.) Other ideas include: — Creamed fish, shellfish or rabbit. Salad dressing with chopped celery and ham or cheese, grated carrot, lettuce. Liver and bacon paste, made by putting cooked liver and bacon through a line mincer and then pounding to an easily spread paste. Meat paste: Cut up lib of lean steak and place in basin with 1 teaspoonful salt. '• teaspoonful pepper, i teaspoonful powdered mace. I teaspoonful nutmeg. Jib bacon fat and. if liked. 2oz smoked fish or a little smoked roe. Cover basin and steam for 14 to 2i hours. Put meat through mincer and then mix with gravy in the basin, liver, sausage and cress. Caramel makes a good filling. Boil a tin of sweetened condensed milk for 2 hours. Do not open the tin until cold. The caramel is beautifully thick for spreading alone, or with chopped dates or nuts makes a delicious sweet sandwich. The unopened tin of caramel keeps indefinitely and can be boiled in the water when making meat paste. The use of lettuce leaves or cress with these fillings adds both to the appearance and to the taste.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19450813.2.17

Bibliographic details

BUTTER "BUDGET", Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945

Word Count
478

BUTTER "BUDGET" Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working