Category Archives: Queensland

The ‘professional child impersonator’ and her Oslo lunch

In my last post about the school’s milk program, I received a comment that the milk given out to Australian school children every day would have complemented their Oslo lunches. My immediate response was, ‘what the hell is an Oslo … Continue reading

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Wartime recipes for Cake

What did Australians eat during wartime? During World War II, when these recipes were being shared on radio, rationing and food shortages weren’t as bad in Australia as they were in Europe. It seems that even in wartime you need … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crackles

4 cups of Rice Bubbles 1 cup fine coconut 8 ozs icing sugar 2 1/2 ozs or 3 tablespoons of coca 8 ozs copha Stir dry ingredients together, melt copha and pour over them. Mix thoroughly and spoon into paper … Continue reading

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Pears and Chocolate Sauce

I’m still on the hunt for chocolate in the Archives… Pears and Chocolate Sauce Peel and cut pears lengthwise, and simmer very gently in a syrup made with equal quantities of sugar and water flavoured with thin grated rind of … Continue reading

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‘Holy Chocolate telephones, Batman!’

I’m looking for chocolate in the Archives’ collection – mostly there are photos. This one is a standout! Gold Coast chef Martin Baumann created this chocolate phone for a competition in 1989 to help promote a telecommunications company. I wonder … Continue reading

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Christmas Pound Cake (dark, rich and moist)

This recipe was collected as part of an ABC radio show in Queensland – hosted by ‘Meandering Martha’. It was sent in by Mrs Boyer, of Rockhampton, probably some time in the 1940s. Mrs Boyer advised listeners that the cake … Continue reading

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