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 Post subject: Chalet School Recipe Book
PostPosted: 11 May 2018, 13:48 
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This came up in a Facebook thread - what would you include in a Chalet School Recipe Book? I know there's the Cook Book, but none of those recipes really relate to food actually mentioned in the books. Karen's raspberry fluff and potato balls, Anna's lemon biscuits, Frau Marani snr's honey and nut biscuits ... what else :D ? If drinks are included, Karen's lemonade and Mlle's coffee!

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 Post subject: Re: Chalet School Recipe Book
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Alison H wrote:
I know there's the Cook Book, but none of those recipes really relate to food actually mentioned in the books.
Fond as I am of The Chalet Girls' Cook Book, I'm not entirely sure it relates that much to real life, even then!

We'd surely better have Karen's recipe for Pflanzenwurst, since they're said to be fiddly to make but delicious. The vegetable stew, too - I would suspect it likely to be more popular now than the everlasting roast veal. And the miraculous gooseberry jam, of course...


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Cream eclairs - or whatever it was Erica splurted at Joey, and cherry jam to go with the bread twists - presume they are croissants, so a good recipe for them as well!

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PostPosted: 11 May 2018, 16:40 
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Doesn't Matey do jam-making as well? And how about Joey's 'inventive' sandwich fillings?

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The « luscious cakes with nuts » from Vienna in the Tyrol books. And the little sausages at Christmas dinner


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Welsh cakes, light cakes that you devour dripping with butter, and Mrs. Lilley's lucious leafy cake that Mrs. Gay enjoys.

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 Post subject: Re: Chalet School Recipe Book
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Did anyone ever find out what a leafy cake was? Google didn't help.

Some traditional Swiss recipes would be interesting. Like cheese soup and all those veal dishes and Leckerli. EBD describes them as cakes, but Wikipedia says they're more like biscuits.


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Did anyone ever find out what a leafy cake was? Google didn't help.


The two theories I've heard is that it's a regular cake with an icing pattern of leaves, or EBD may have meant lardy cake.

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Black cherry jam, of course, and those fancy bread twists. I'm on a diet right now, and I'm not sure how the Chalet girls managed to stay as slim as they did with all that they ate!

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Were they saffron sweets that Joyce accidentally made bright yellow with sulpher? I'd be interested to see the recipe for those. Are they possibly Indian sweets? Or an anglicised version?

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emma t wrote:
Black cherry jam, of course, and those fancy bread twists. I'm on a diet right now, and I'm not sure how the Chalet girls managed to stay as slim as they did with all that they ate!

They burned it off with all those walks up mountains!


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Were they saffron sweets that Joyce accidentally made bright yellow with sulpher? I'd be interested to see the recipe for those. Are they possibly Indian sweets? Or an anglicised version?
Saffron cakes, so I suppose a bun version of saffron bread. Interesting that you mention Indian sweets - how Emerence, known for her sweet tooth, would have loved those! They've really only been widely available in the UK for the last twenty years or so, so EMBD was probably not familiar with them unless she knew some Indian families through her school or church.


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Lotte wrote:
... and all those veal dishes and Leckerli. EBD describes them as cakes, but Wikipedia says they're more like biscuits.

I was trying to recreate in my head the other day a delicious veal dish my mother used to make,with a caraway sauce. I wonder if the Swiss ones were anything like that.

Looking at the Leckerli photos on google I am not surprised there is some confusion between cakes and biscuits, there is such a huge range. But since "Lecker" just means delicious in German, I guess that's not surprising...

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It must be like the Jaffa cake debate! If it goes hard - it's cake. If it goes soft - it's a biscuit.


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Black cherry jam is available from the Bon Maman range in Sainsbury's and Waitrose.

It's truly delicious.

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Jennie wrote:
Black cherry jam is available from the Bon Maman range in Sainsbury's and Waitrose.

It's truly delicious.

But is it as delicious as Anna's greengage jam? :twisted:


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We used to have a greengage tree - but I don't think my mother ever made jam from it though she did do plum jam


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Another recipe I would love to see is for Anna's 'meat mould' - what on earth is it? I think it is mentioned in 'Coming of Age'.


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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2018, 17:00 
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Supersal wrote:
Another recipe I would love to see is for Anna's 'meat mould' - what on earth is it? I think it is mentioned in 'Coming of Age'.


Better known these days as meat loaf.

"Mould" is one of those words like "shape" that has fallen out of modern culinary use.


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