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Issue 4 - April 1972

As promised last month, here is another recipe from Tony for a cheap and easy meal. This one takes about ¾ hour and is remarkably difficult to make a mess of.

Shepherd's Pie

1lb mince
large onion
gravy salt
large carrot
3lbs potatoes

Boil potatoes and carrots. Fry mince until half cooked and add sliced onion. Do not over-cook this as it will be spoilt by the time you are finished. Put the mince and onion into an oven dish with the carrot that you should chop fine after it is cooked. Make a gravy with the flour, water and gravy salt and pour it over the mince. Do not make too much gravy as it will boil over. Mash the potatoes and put them on top of everything that is in the dish. You can sprinkle bread crumbs on top if you want. Put in a moderate oven until the top of the potatoes brown.


Also try making your own yoghurt. If you were weaned on those horrible chemical plastic yoghurts, you may find it an acquired taste.

Score a tub of proper live yoghurt at a health food shop - a rip off at about 10p. Boil 1 pint of milk, not too vigorously; let it cool to blood heat, add ½ the yoghurt and keep in a warm placeuntil congealed. Then eat it - it's nice - but save some to make another lot, without being ripped off by a health food shop. It will keep for a few days in a covered container in a cool place.