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Series directorate and Staff:
Mr. P. C. MITCHELL, Managing Director. Mr. I. MITCHELL, Director.
Mr. D. M. MITCHELL, Director.
Mr. I'. J. STERLING, Local Sales Manager. Mr. A. E. AIKEN Secretary and Accountant. Mr. A. J. HISLOP, Manager Tea Department.
Mr. G. L. MADDEN. Mr. T. CAVILL.
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Mr. C. F. MITCHELL, Director. Mr. HAMNETT, Secretary.
IRewcastle directorate anO Staff:
Mr. S. J. MITCHELL, Director.
Mr. A. N. PIDGEON, Secretary and Accountant.
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Mr. W. G. YOUNG. Mr. H. C. BLOWES. Mr. G. R. VITNELL.
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AGENCIES in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, New
York, ’Frisco, Ceylon, India, etc.
Mr. ALFRED MITCHELL.
dE QUEST FOR SUCCESS.—In the early ’fifties a bluff-bowed, round-sided, comfortable sailing ship dropped anchor in Sydney Cove, as it was then known, and leisurely landed her passengers on what was to them a veritable terra incognita. Tales of gold and wool, fat lands and rich pastures had allured them ; and bold souls were they one and all else they had not dared the perils of the vasty deep in a voyage lasting may be six months, with its attendant monotony and discomfort from lack of new scenes, new faces and new food. Amongst these early seekers of fortune was one David Mitchell, a young man in his teens, with slender purse, but of robust frame and stout of heart.
It might be said of him that his was no bed of roses, and that through stern necessity he found out the value of money by having to pry loose some of the odd thousands knocking round somewhere. Doubtless of the good ship which brought him out Lewis Carroll’s lines could be aptly quoted :
The crew was complete : it included a Boots—
A maker of Bonnets and Hoods—
A Barrister brought to arrange their disputes—
A Broker to value their goods.
A Billiard marker, whose skill was immense,
Might perhaps have won more than his share—
But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense,
Had the whole of their cash in his care.
Ihe founder of the house of D. Mitchell & Co. Ltd. lost no time in finding his feet, and established himself at first in a retail business which, having but few attractions for him, he disposed of, and migrating with his family
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MR. C. P. MITCHELL.
Newcastle Director: MR. S. J MITCHELL.
to Queensland soon after its separation from the parent State of New South Woles in the 'sixties, he acquired a thriving wholesale general store at Ipswich But the greater possibilities of his first love again tempted him a few years later to sell out, and back in Sydney in 1866, on the spot where stands the Strand Arcade to-day, he followed the bent of his genius for merchandising, and blazed broad the track which in subsequent years his sons and sons’ sons were to follow. Those early times were marked by individualism, when the single strong will and indefatigable energy laid heavy toll on the good things of life. The skyscraper and electric trams were not even dreamt of ; steamers were hardly known in the port ; the shop was also the home, and the environs of the city were thick scrub, sandhills and even woods. The first railway to Parramatta was started in ’51 and only completed in ’55. That to Bourke was opened in 1885. Communication was principally by bullock teams, which passed on their long journeys outward down Brickfield Hill. Postal service was maintained by the old-fashioned mail carts, which could be seen any evening leaving the G.P.O. The population of the State at that time—the middle 'sixties —was about 350,000. To-day it is nearly 2,000,000. The wool production even then was considerable— 15,000,000 lb. To-day it is 400,000,000 lb. With limited capital, but illimitable hope and boundless perseverance, the budding young house grew as rapidly as the city, and was forced by its growing pains to remove to the corner of York and Wynyard Streets. Another few years saw another change of venue to the historic 153 Clarence St.— the present location. Burnt down in 1882, like the Phoenix the house arose anew from its ashes stronger than ever. More trade necessitated more accommodation, and an extra wing of six storeys in Kent Street sufficed for a few years, when an adjoining block was built on, and still shortly after a fourth wing reared its crest to heaven. The Mitchell block now consists of four separate buildings covering an area of 125,000 square feet, fitted with seven hydraulic goods lifts and one electric passenger lift, fire sprinklers, intercommunication telephones, tube service, etc. The entrance to the offices is from Clarence Street. On the ground floor are the Sales Room, Entering Room and Invoice and Shipping Departments. On the first floor is the Tea Testing Room and Office. The Counting House, Secretary, Cashier and Correspondence Room are on the second floor. The Country Despatch Room, the Town ditto, and the various Receiving Offices are reached from Kent Street. The Tea Bulk Store is opposite at 335 in a building of four flats, and is in direct telephonic communication with headquarters.
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IMPORTERS WHOLESALE GROCERS GENERAL MERCHANTS
535, KErtT SJ 5YDNEY
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ihe operations of milling, blending and packing teas are extremely interesting, and a necessarily brief but explicit description is given of them on the pages facing the series of photos.
NEWCASTLE HOUSE OPENED IN 1901.
Trade developing rapidly in the decade 1890-1900 on the rich northern tablelands and north-western slopes, a branch was opened in temporary quarters in Church Street, Newcastle, under the direction of Mr. S. J. Mitchell, whose apprenticeship to a knowledge of how to buy and how to sell was served as a traveller on the South Coast for the parent house. From Church Street the branch very shortly was installed in a modern block of five storeys specially elected in Perkin Street, and which has since been added to. The northern branch carries in addition to Groceries a large assorted stock of Hardware and Fancy Goods.
From the one-horse cart doing its one or two trips daily and carrying the whole of the day’s turnover, the development has been into hundreds of horses and carts, making hundreds of trips, employing scores of men and carrying thousands of cases and bales and casks of merchandise from all ends of the earth to all parts of Australia. The resources of the house in transport are possibly unrivalled ; from seven doorways they can simultaneously unload seven lifts on to seven lorries, and in less than five minutes these lorries can reach the Darling Harbour goods station. The transport contractor, Mr. Wm. McKeown, has been associated with the house for the past thirty years or more
METAMORPHOSIS : FROM IMPORTERS TO MANUFACTURERS.
Ihe Pederal tariff in 1900 gave a real stimulus to home production, which had heretofore been languishing and lacking in determination. Protected by duties, importers cheerfully tacked on another handle to their names, and shy at first, eventually began to boom the virtues of “ God’s own country’s ” wares. Amongst the fust crush was the house of Mitchell, who with some trepidation it must be confessed, set up their plant in the old Dion mills, Kent Street, as packers of baking powder, vinegar, sauces, honey, oils, peppers, rice, cocoa, spice, curry,
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Travelling1 Staff, D. Mitchell & Co, Ltd.
blue, icing sugar, essences, etc. The success which the Mitcheli brands met with emboldened the house to change their landlord, and Sussex Street, Darling Harbour, hived their busy industries until 1912, when they settled down in their present factory at Woolloomooloo—a modern structure and plant, well lighted and well ventilated stretching over two acres, and equipped in the most complete way for the manufacture of high-grade pure food grocery products.
Such is a fleeting bird’s-eye view of the house as it was in the beginning with its foundations wisely implanted on the bedrock of ever onward ever better and its policy cast in true mould in those mid-Victorian days when the founder had nought but shrewd native wit, common sense and the spur of necessity to guide him to his goal. Of his ability as a captain of industry, of his skill in so rapidly maturing, training and adapting a thriving business to the needs of his age, we quote from an appreciation which appeared in the New South Wales Annual Review of Shipping and Commerce, June 1903 :
“ His knowledge of the trade and the requirements of his customers gained from his Queensland experience, enabled him to revolutionise the stereotyped conditions by which rival houses were regulated. Under the title of D. Mitchell & Co., Provision.. Wine and Spirit Merchants, he broke away from the old methods, introduced new lines of goods, adopted a liberal, honest policy in all dealings, his stock was constantly renewed, his methods being too wide-awake and progressive to offer old shop-spoiled and undesirable commodities to his customers. The ; dominant feature of the business was the same as it is to-day, to continually advance, to do something more and
better than was ever done before. Retailers attracted by the uniform high quality of all goods supplied and the ?■ . greater scope offered them for expanding their output by stocking new and suitable lines of provision goods, turned
to D. Mitchell & Co. for their supplies. Within two years their name on a package was taken as a guarantee of quality, and upon this solid foundation the business increased at a phenomenal rate.
Mr- P• £• Mitchell, Mr. C. F. Mitchell and Mr. I. Mitchell, sons of the founder of the firm, had by this time •y been initiated into the ramifications of the trade so that in 1888 Mr. Mitchell senior was able to leave the responsibilities of management in their hands, under the able control of Mr. P. C. Mitchell, while he went to London with
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Mr. C. F. Mitchell to act as buyer and thus place the firm in a position to cater for its customers in a manner impossible without the aid of a home connection. Mr. Mitchell on arrival in London established headquarters in Fen-churcli Street, and bought so well that the Australasian trade was soon trebled. He established agencies and correspondents not only in the United Kingdom, in Europe and on the shores of the Mediterranean, but also in New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Calcutta, China, Japan, and at many other producing centres.
“ In ^92 Mr- Mitchell, by whose energy and enterprise the firm had been founded and fostered until it held the foremost position amongst its Australasian contemporaries, died in London honoured and respected by the traders of the world.”
On the death of Mr. David Mitchell, the colonial managership was assumed by the eldest son, Mr. P. C. Mitchell, who for some years previously had been the hand which had firmly controlled the reins of business ; the London office was presided over by Mr. C. F. Mitchell, and Mr. Isadore Mitchell directed the shipping and customs operations; the local sales and general warehouse management were in the hands of Mr. Thomas Nosworthy, who, entering the service of the house in 1875 as customs clerk, by his marked zeal and noted capacity worked his way up to one of the most responsible posts in the organisation.
FORMATION INTO A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.
In 1899, family and other interests dictated the desirability of floating the house into a company, and the necessary formalities having been completed by its solicitors, the house took its degree in due course, and was henceforth known by the new title of D. Mitchell & Co. Ltd. The first nominal capital issue was fifty thousand shares, each at £1, all of which were held by the original members of the firm. In 1913 the capital was increased to one hundred and fifty thousand pounds, a large proportion of the new issue being taken up by Sydney investors at a premium.
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Office Staff, D. Mitchell 8s Co., Ltd.
In 1901 Mr. P. C. Mitchell, pursuing the same progressive policy which dominated his father’s business methods, anticipated the opportunities of federation and visited the principle commercial centres of the globe During his extensive tour Mr. Mitchell worked assiduously in the re-arrangement of established agencies and the acquirement of new ones. His knowledge of the wants of the Australasian trade enabled him to provide for the future by the purchase of thousands of pounds’ worth of the most modern plant for the manufacture of proprietary lines which would come within the scope of protective tariff. This was a wise precaution, as by the introduction of new processes of manufacture, and of new methods in handling goods made up in Australia, the firm’s customers have reaped the benefit of minimum costs and standardised quality. In addition to the above, Mr. Mitchell set the Company’s indent and consignment business on a practically new basis enabling them through the medium of their Fondon house and its tributary agencies at New York, Brussels, Antwerp, Foo Chow, Colombo, etc., to engage in the large importing and consignment business for which the house holds an unexcelled reputation. In these operations the Company act not only for branches of grocery lines but for all classes of merchandise. In regard to consignment the same thing applies, as every description of produce is taken in hand and, under the direct supervision of Mr. C. F. Mitchell, realised to the best advantage, the proceeds being applied as instructed b}7 the producer or forwarder. The Company also make the necessary advances on goods.
On the return of Mr. Mitchell, still more warehouse space was needed and the third section of the premises in Kent Street was built and equipped as a tea packing and blending warehouse, the extensive space affording room for the automatic mixing and weighing machines now in use whereby the cleanliness, purity and quality of the Company’s teas have been brought to the highest pitch of perfection.
What the connecting rods are to an engine so is the staff to a business. Contented employees oft make for prosperity, and the relations between the Directorate and the rank and file have ever been based on reciprocal amity, goodwill and confidence. Many of those on the pay roll, now occupying high positions, who entered as youths on the lowest rung of the ladder, have placed against their record a quarter of a century’s service or more.
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Main Office, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd., 153 Clarence St., Sydney.
Country Packing- Room, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Storemen and Packers, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd., Clarence and Kent Streets,
The grand old man of the staff was John Jackson, familiarly known as “ John ” who recently retired on account of increasing years, and who loyally served the house for forty (40) years before retiring on account of weight of years. John, it may be mentioned, is now a substantial shareholder in the Company whose business he helped to build up.
Statistically the manager, Mr. A. J. Hislop, an expert from boyhood in the intricacies and subtleties of tea values, maintains that his department now ranks second to none in the Commonwealth for volume and turnover and up-to-date methods generally. Eong experience and first-hand knowledge have brought that absolute certainty and standardisation of blends so necessary to retain the public confidence and demand for a tea trade mark.
The blending, mixing and weighing and packing are carried out by up-to-date electric machinery. These arrangements besides ensuring more reliable and equal results in maintaining our standards also make for economy in production, the benefits of which are felt by the retailer and the consumer.
The sifting and milling machine has a very large capacity per hour. There are ten chutes each with a capacity of one and a half tons. The machines are capable of dealing with one and a half tons each ; the blender has a capacity of 2,000 lb. It is doubtful if these facilities are rivalled by any other tea distributing house in New South Wales or in fact in Australia.
The staff is a numerous and well trained one, and the cleanliness and avoidance of dust and other objectionable features which are neglected by other teamen are details which never fail to call forth the well-earned encomiums of the many people interested in the trade.
The leading trade-marks to-day are Perfect Golden Tips, Myfa, Sip, Silver Key, Gold Key and D.M. & Co.
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Despatch Room, Tea Department, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Tea Department—Weighing-, Packing, and Labelling’, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Tea Packers, D. Mitchell & Co., I>td.
Tea Blending1 Machine, made by Bartlett & Sons, Henry Pooley & Sons, Iitd., Birmingham.. Capacity, 2,000 lbs.
ROLL OF SERVICE
E. O.SNEESBY. H.J. WELLS. W.W.H1LLIER. C.E.BARLOW.
S. LOUGH UN.
E. A.O.W.CLARKE. W.H.HOOKE. C.C.H, BALDWIN. R.F.HEREFORD. J.JOBSON. W.BAREHAM.
R. C.WEIRICK. A.HAYES.
S. SPARROW. W.EDWARDS. H.CUTTINO.
Roll of Service, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Although it is probable there is no part of the State in which Mitchell’s famous food preparations are not known and appreciated, few are aware of the extensive factory in which the various commodities bearing the name of Mitchell, the Mitchell trade marks (such as Good Shot, Pansy, Myfa, etc.), are manufactured. These comprise a solid brick building of four storeys with a frontage to Forbes Street, East Sydney, of 200 feet, and a rear building of two flats used as a mill. To give some idea of the extent of the premises a full acre of ground is covered by the works. The floor space in the two buildings is many thousands of square feet, but there is no part that is not utilised by the army of men and women on the various machines and packing tables required to cope with the enormous output.
The Ground Floor of the main building with an entrance from Forbes Street comprises the office and bulk store in which huge supplies of bulk stocks are always kept to constantly supply the demand of the workers, in bottling and packing vinegar and sauces and in the manufacture of candied lemon peel.
The First Floor.—First in importance on this flat is the laboratory ; this is glassed off from the main floor and contains several windows giving a brilliant light, which is absolutely necessary for the experimenting and testing which is continually being carried out by two chemists on the staff to maintain standards and, where possible, to improve the flavour or quality of goods manufactured, none of which may be sent out from the store without having passed the severest test. The rest of this floor is used as a packing room for the following : Sip coffee, rice, sago, tapioca, oatmeal, rolled oats, five-medal table salt, pepper, spices, Bengal curry powder, chutney, ground ginger, icing sugar, green tomato pickles, orange and plum conserves, tomato sauce, dried fruits, concentrated cordial extract, chirrup bird seed, bag and square blue, seidlitz powders, Epsom salts, linoleum cream, and pea soup sausages. A big staff is necessarily engaged on this floor, but there is no confusion ; order and neatness are in evidence and, despite the powdery nature of many ingredients, one is struck by the cleanliness of the surroundings.
Second Floor.—Beading features on this floor are the mixing machines for Good Shot baking powder and Feather brand self-raising flour, packing tables, and automatic weighers ; these are in constant use, and cheerful activity pervades amongst the machine tenders and packers. Other lines manufactured and packed are Myfa
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Vinegar Brewing- Plant, Showing- Large Vats, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Vinegar Brewing Plant, showing Generators, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Tomato Sauce-mating-, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
Section of Baking1 Powder and Self Raising* Flour Department, D. Mitchell & Co., Iitd.
breakfast meal, Mitchell’s penny jelly crystals, Mitchell’s syrup crystals for cordial making, Mitchell’s fruit saline powders, Mitchell’s custard powders. Manufactured and bottled—Blue ribbon coffee essence, fruit cordials. Goods packed—arrowroot, desiccated cocoanut, culinary herbs, pansy gravy salt.
Third Floor.—In factories of this nature where so much packing is done it is often difficult to keep up a constant supply of the various packages from outside sources. To obviate this D. Mitchell & Co. have established a full printing, carton making and binding plant. These supply labels, cardboard boxes and packages of all shapes and sizes. This floor also contains the latest automatic machinery for making tins, canisters, etc. ; by this means i-oz. curry powder to 4-gallon spirit tins can be made. The advantage of this industry is obvious, as it not only insures a constant supply, but saves the profit of the middleman, minimising the cost of production and enabling the firm to give to the public a maximum of quality with a minimum of cost.
This building, at the rear of the Factory, consists of two floors containing the driving plant and the following machinery :—Automatic stamping press, which is used for moulding substances such as square blue, etc. ; with dies this machine will give an}' shape required. Chillian stones, for reducing crude material to powder; decorticator or peeling machine, for taking the husk from grain ; aspirator, a separating machine with sieves of different mesh for the purpose of separating and clearing away any undesirable matter contained in seeds or grain ; icing sugar machine ; disintegrators, revolving at an average speed of 2,500 revolutions per minute ; pepper mills ; rolled oats plant, for hulling and rolling oats ; bottle washing plant, which machine thoroughly cleanses all bottles, an absolute essential where any deleterious matter would be dangerous to the consumer ; vinegar brewing and cooperage ; the latter industry having been adopted by the firm on account of the difficulty of procuring casks not impregnated with injurious substances, also in repairs there was no guarantee of new staves. Under present arrangement there can be no danger as only new material is used in making and repairs.
The upper floor of the mill is used for the storage of milling ingredients.
Coffee Roasting- Mills, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd., with one of W. Gardiner & Sons., Ltd., Gloucester, England, Patent Coolers and Mixers.
Printing- Department, D. Mitchell & Co, Dtd.
GOODS PACKED BY MITCHELL’S
COCOANUT, DESICCATED, WHITE
OIL OF CITRONELLA.
" MOTH BALLS.
LIMA BEANS, PANSY.
OIL, OLIVE. ' v
EXTRACT OF MALT.
GOODS MANUFACTURED BY MITCHELL’S
BAKING POWDER, GOOD SHOT.
“ NO SKEETO.”
CARBOLIC TOOTH POWDER.
VINEGAR, BLUE LABEL.
SAUCE, TOMATO, BLUE LABEL.
COFFEE ESSENCE, BLUE RIBBON
SHEEP DIP or PHENOL.
OINTMENT, NUT GALL.
COFFEES, SIP, ETC.
GREEN TOMATO PICKLE.
PRESERVED STEM GINGER.
PEA SOUP SAUSAGES.
WHITE BOOT CLEANER.
LINOLEUM CREAM, IVORY.
CURRY POWDER, ROYAL
Tin Making- Department, D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
The foregoing description in cold and formal language can but faintly depict the extent of the huge organisation known as Mitchell’s Factories L/td. ; nor does it take into account the personal equation which has gone to its making, and which must ever be directing and controlling the never-ceasing wheels of industry.
Into the factory go the raw products from the bountiful lap of Nature to be converted into domestic utilities ; in the process whereof judgment, skill and watchfulness, backed up by the accumulated experience of years foregone, must be employed. Nor must the observance of the law be neglected. The New South Wales Pure Food Act directs that substances shall be non-injurious. The policy of Mitchell’s Factories Ptd. is to go beyond that, and a standard of goodness has been set up which is the aim of the Directors to maintain in all products bearing the house trade-mark.
Nor have the social conditions at the Factory been lost sight of. A lunch room and piano are at the disposal of the employees, and lend, at the mid-day hour, a true home touch, and visitors going through the Factory must be prepared to hear the sounds of the latest rag played with the full force of a pair of girlish hands.
The Pactory Manager, Mr. Peoples, has grown up with the house, and by his natural qualities and application has won the confidence of his Directors and the popularity of the employees.
A Load of CrOOD SHOT Baking- Powder, leaving- the Factory of D. Mitchell & Co., Ltd.
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RECIPES-GOOD SHOT Baking Powder.
Ingredients.—y2lb. flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder (Good Shot), good pinch salt, iy2 gills milk, loz. butter.
Method.—Sift flour, baking powder and salt, rub butter in lightly, pour in the milk almost all at once, working lightly into a soft dough; turn on to a slightly floured board, knead as lightly as possible to make smooth on the outside, roll out half an inch thick, stamp out with round or fancy cutter; glaze with a little milk. Bake on a floured oven sheet in a hot oven from 7 to 10 minutes. Brush off flour and stand on a sieve to cool.
Ingredients.—11d. flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 2 good tablespoons Gutter, %-pint milk, pinch salt.
Method.—Sift flour, baking powder and salt, warm the milk and butter in a small saucepan and' pour in with the flour, mixing into a smpoth dough; turn on to a slightly floured board, roll out thinly, cut with a small round cutter, prick well with a fork, and brush them over with milk. Place on a greased baking sheet, and bake in a moderate oven from 10 to 15 minutes. When cooked, put on a sieve to cool, and store in a tin with a tightly fitting lid.
Ingredients.—3 cups flour, 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 4 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, % cup treacle, 2 tablespoons butter or dripping.
Method.—Sift flour and baking powder, rub in butter, add sugar and ginger, beat up the egg, mix with treacle and milk, pour into flour, and stir well (the mixture must not be too stiff, add more milk if necessary), pour into a baking dish lined with greased paper. Bake in a moderate oven from 40 to 45 minutes.
Ingredients.—9ozs. flour, small y2 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 2ozs. rice flour, 3ozs. castor sugar, 7ozs. butter, candied peel.
Method.—Cream butter and sugar, and gradually add the sifted flour, baking powder and rice flour; when all is worked in, turn mixture on to a slightly floured board; divide into 12 pieces, flatten with knuckles till about y2- inch thick, then pinch edges, glaze with little beaten egg, and place a thin strip of candied' peel on each. Bake on a greased tin in a slow oven for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Ingredients.—lOozs. flour, 2 small teaspoons baking powder (Good Shot), 5ozs. sugar, 4ozs. butter, 2 eggs, 1 gill milk, pinch salt, 1 tablespoon carraway seeds.
Method.—Rub butter well into the flour, add all other dry ingredients, mix with the well-beaten eggs and milk. Bake in a prepared cake tin in a moderately hot oven for 1 hour.
Ingredients.— %lb. flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 1 gill milk, 3 eggs, y2 lb. sugar, y2 lb- butter, y2lb. shelled walnuts.
Method.—Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add eggs well beaten, tnen milk gradually, then the sifted flour and baking powder, lastly the shelled and chopped walnuts. Stir lightly till well mixed, put into a cake tin lined with greased paper, and bake in a moderate oven about 1 y2 hours; turn on to a sieve to cool.
Ingredients.— %lb. flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 3 eggs, 1 gill milk, y2 lb. butter, y2lb. sugar, y2 lb. sultanas, 2ozs. currants, 2ozs. peel.
Method.—Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add eggs well beaten, then milk gradually, then flour and baking powder sifted together, lastly sultanas and currants well cleaned, peel finely chopped. Stir lightly till well mixed, put into a cake tin lined with greased paper, and bake in a gradually decreasing heat for about 1 y2 hours; turn on to a sieve to cool.
Ingredients.—fib. flour, 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 141b. butter, y2lb. sugar, 3 eggs, 1 gill milk, few drops vanilla or lemon essence.
Method.—Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add beaten eggs and milk, then sifted flour and baking powder, and essence. Turn into a prepared cake tin, and bake in a moderate oven for iy2 hours.
Ingredients.— y2 lb. flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 egg, 1 cup milk.
Method.—Sift flour and' baking powder, add sugar, beat egg well, stir into the milk, pour all into dry ingredients, making into a thick batter. Have ready some hot frying fat, put mixture in in small pieces (about dessertspoon), and fry a nice brown on each side, lift out, drain on kitchen paper. Serve on a doyley with castor sugar sprinkled over them.
Same recipe as above, adding all the milk Turn on to floured board; knead slightly. Have ready a well-greased large baking powder or rice flour tin. Press the dough into it, and bake in a rather hot oven from 15 to 20 minutes.
Same recipe as above, with the addition of 2 tablespoons of mixed nuts roughly chopped and 1 tablespoon sugar added to the flour and baking powder before mixing in the milk.
SHORT CRUST PASTRY.
Ingredients.—-% lb. flour, y2 teaspoon (Good Shot) baking powder, 2ozs. lard or clarified1 fat, 1 or 2 ozs. butter, y2 gill water, pinch salt, and y2 teaspoon sugar if for sweet pastry.
Method.—Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar (if used), rub in fats with finger tips till looking like breadcrumbs, add water gradually, making into dry dough. Turn on to slightly floured board, knead slightly, roll to shape and size required.
Ingredients.—•%lb. flour, y2 teaspoon baking powder (Good Shot), pinch salt, and sugar if for sweet pastry, 2ozs. lard or clarified fat, 1 or 2 ozs. butter, 1 gill water.
Method.—Sift flour, baking powder, and salt; mix fats together, divide into four, rub quarter of fat into flour, then add water nearly all at once, adding a little more water if necessary to make into a dough the same consistency as the fat; turn on to a slightly floured board, knead well to an even consistency, roll into a thin oblong sheet, spread one-third of fat on, leaving a margin all round, sprinkle lightly with flour, fold into three, turn half-way round, roll out again, only one way, from you; perform same operations of spreading on fat, folding and rolling twice, then once without fat, roll to shape and size required.
If you have not yet tried Good Shot in your baking, you are positively missing your greatest treat in cooking, and you do not know how easy, how quickly, and how perfectly you can produce lovely light scones, delicious crispy pastry, and light white bread,
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ILLUSTRATIONS OF SOME OF OUR LEADING BRANDS OF GOODS.
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1916. Article by Miss Amie Monro, Ledurer-in-Charge, Domestic Science Department, Sydney Technical College :
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As A PREVENTIVE TO THE SPREAD OF ALL KINDS OF INFECTION, KEROL HAS AN ESTABLISHED REPUTATION. Its ever increasing popularity and its use by government departments (both at home
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6. It is a safe preparation to have in any home, as in use does not
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Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Scalds and “ Scrapes ” are common in every home. Harassed housewives, busy breadwinners, athletic sons and daughters and the frolicsome children all get their share of these hurts, and the handy pot of Zam-Buk Balm is constantly proving the source of speedy relief from pain The little ones like Zam-Buk because it is cooling, soothing and pleasant. Parents like it because it is also antiseptic, preventing poisoning or festering; because it is a natural skin-repairer, growing new tissue in Nature’s way ; and because it is good for the tenderest skin.
Obtainable from all Chemists and Stores at 1/6 and 3/6 per pot.
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1 have recommended your food to a great many of my friends, and they all speak well of it. '
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