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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Ruby Borrowdale, author of the Golden Circle Tropical Recipe book c 1960s.


The following biography accompanies Ruby’s archive held in the National Library of Australia.
From 1932 Ruby Borrowdale was the Chief Instructress, later the Superintendent of the Test Kitchen of Warwich and Brisbane millers Simpson Bros, the makers of baking powder. Ruby Borrowdale wrote a weekly cooking column for the Brisbane Telegraph under the nom de plume of Patricia Dale, as well as wrote cooking segments for many country papers from Cairns to Maitland. Ruby Borrowdale also appeared on radio and was the first Queensland cook to appear on television - her first TV Week article appeared between the 2nd to the 8th June, 1960. Later she established her own "independent" test kitchen at 25 Chester St, Fortitude Valley and became the director of Judith May Clinic of the Queensland Butter Board.
She was married to Ambrose Jones and the couple lived at Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill. Ruby Borrowdale died at the age of 84 on the 13th June, 1997. This biographical history has been compiled with the assistance of a short biographical sketch written by Ruby Borrowdale's husband Ambrose Jones in the late 1960s.


“Crazy About Cakes” is a youtube video about Ruby with wonderful illustrations.  
                                                                                                                           

4 comments:

  1. Hi girls, I've just discovered your blog.
    You might like to check out my little tribute to Ruby if you're interested/got time...
    Looking forward to reading more of yours, Kylie

    Here's the link:

    http://lucyvioletvintage.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/golden-circle-magic-or-should-that-read.html#links

    p.s. would you mind if I included a link to your blog on my post?


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  2. Hi
    My mum is trying to find an old golden circle recipe for pineapple creamed rice.( it was made with a thickened pineapple juice sauce on the top). It was advertised in a women's magazine at least 40 years ago.

    Please help.

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  3. Hi
    My mum is trying to find an old golden circle recipe for pineapple creamed rice.( it was made with a thickened pineapple juice sauce on the top). It was advertised in a women's magazine at least 40 years ago.

    Please help.

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    1. Hi Connie,
      I hope this is the recipe you're after, we made it way back in 2012!

      Pineapple Ricecream Soufflé.
      40g can Golden Circle Pineapple Pieces, 1 can Vanilla or Lemon-Coconut Ricecream, 1 rounded dstsp gelatine, 1 egg white.


      Drain pineapple, place syrup in saucepan, heat. Soak gelatine in 3 tblsp cold water for 5 minutes, add to hot pineapple syrup, stir to dissolve. Leave until almost set, then beat until spongy. Fold in the ricecream, the well-beaten egg white and half of the pineapple pieces. Pile into individual dishes or one large mould. Chill until firm. Unmould and serve with remaining pineapple pieces.

      Best wishes, Anne

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