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Boiled Chocolate Cake

[Metric Cooking Conversion] [Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Combine water, sugar, margarine, cocoa and soda in a saucepan. Bring slowly to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Cool, then add beaten eggs. Add the flour and mix well. Line an 18 cm tin with paper, and grease the paper. Pour batter into the tin and bake in a moderate oven (180 C) for 1 hour. Ice with chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.


[Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Melt sugar, milk, and butter. Add cocoa and boil for 15 minutes. Take off burner, add vanilla, and stir until creamy. Pour onto buttered plate and leave until set, then cut into blocks.

Quick and Easy Chicken Casserole

[Metric Cooking Conversion] [Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Remove chicken from bones and chop into bite sized pieces. Melt butter in pan, add onion and celery, cook until soft. Stir in flour and crumbled stock cube. Gradually stir in milk. Stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in chicken and pour mixture into shallow oven proof dish. Top with pastry wheels (see below), sprinkle with cheese and bake in moderate oven (180 C) for 40 minutes.

Pastry Wheels

[Metric Cooking Conversion] [Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Sift flour into bowl and rub in butter. Add milk and mix to a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead lightly until smooth. Roll dough to a 20x30 cm rectangle, then roll up from the long side (like Swiss roll), cut into 2 cm slices.

Vanilla Fudge

[Metric Cooking Conversion] [Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Put all ingredients except the essence into a strong pan. Heat gently, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Then bring mixture to the boil and boil steadily, stirring occasionally until a temperature of 115 C is reached, or until a soft ball forms when a little is dropped into a cup of cold water. Remove pan from heat, add a few drops of essence and beat well until the mixture thickens and the sugar "grains." Pour into a greased tin. When nearly set, mark into squares with a sharp knife.

Uncooked Chocolate Bars

[Metric Cooking Conversion] [Equivalent Weights and Measurements]

Place butter, chocolate and syrup in a saucepan and heat gently until melted. Stir in the biscuits and mix thoroughly. Turn into a greased and lined shallow 18 cm square tin and smooth the top with a palette knife. Leave to set, then cut into bars. Makes 16.

Metric Cooking Conversion

125 grams ------------------------------------- 1/4 pound
18 cm ----------------------------------------- 7 inches
180C ------------------------------------------ 350F
60 grams -------------------------------------- 2 oz.
20x30 cm -------------------------------------- 8" x 12"
2 cm ------------------------------------------ 3/4" to 1"
500 grams ------------------------------------- 1 pound
115C ------------------------------------------ 239F
200 grams ------------------------------------- 7 oz. or 1/4 pound
250 grams ------------------------------------- 9 oz. or 1/2 pound

Equivalent Weights and Measurements

1 cup ----------------------------------------- 8 fluid ounces
                                                or 16 tablespoons
3/4 cup --------------------------------------- 12 tablespoons (6 ounces)
2/3 cup --------------------------------------- 10 tablespoons and 2
1/2 cup --------------------------------------- 8 tablespoons (4 ounces)
1/3 cup --------------------------------------- 5 tablespoons and 1 						teaspoon
1/4 cup --------------------------------------- 4 tablespoons (2 ounces)
1/8 cup --------------------------------------- 1 fluid ounce
                                                or 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon ---------------------------------- 1/2 fluid ounce
				                or 3 teaspoons
1 teaspoon ------------------------------------ 60 drops
1 pound --------------------------------------- 16 ounces (dry weight)

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