Are you one of those people who like to read new recipes in magazines, tear them out and keep them till you have time to try them out ?
Consequently my recipe books have lots of these pieces of paper tucked inside them waiting to see the light of day.
Today I had some old teaching pals coming to lunch so instead of trotting out the same old standards I decided it was a great opportunity to try something new.
Into the recipe books I plunged and as I opened the book a page fluttered out.
When I looked it was a page from the Australian Woman's Weekly from October 1985 !!
Chicken and Ham Cheesecake.
That sounded good.
So up on the fridge door went the recipe and I set about gathering the ingredients.
It's always a bit of a gamble trying out something new when you have guests but they were all old friends and there is never a shortage of food ( and conversation !!) on these occasions.
We could always resort to bread and vegemite if necessary.
Well, I'm happy to say the recipe was a great success.
It looked pretty good coming out of the oven .....
and onto the plate.
It tasted delicious.
Here's the recipe if you'd like to give it a try.
125g packaged plain savoury biscuits, crushed
90g butter, melted
¼ teasp dried mixed herbs
1½ cups cooked chicken, diced
60g ham, chopped
1 onion finely chopped
2 tabsp Plain Flour
1 cup chicken stock
¾ cup of grated tasty cheese
1 teasp dry mustard
250g cream cheese, softened
3 eggs, separated
⅓ cup cream
Combine biscuits, butter and herbs, press over base of a greased 20cm springform tin. Refrigerate
1. Melt butter in a pan, add onion and cook till softened. Stir in flour, cook 1 minute, stirring.
2. Add stock, stir over heat till mixture boils and thickens.
3. Add cheese and mustard
4. In a bowl beat cream cheese and egg yolks till smooth.
5. Stir in cream, cheese sauce, ham and chicken
6. Beat egg whites till firm peaks then fold lightly into chicken mixture
7. Pour into springform pan and bake in a moderate oven ( 180C) 1¼ hours or till set
It's definitely a keeper.
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I've given up and I'm letting him have his head !! :)