Australian Salad Dressing (1)


  • 4 tablespoons butter (about 60g)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • pinch white pepper


This recipe is from Nina Rouse's Mrs Maclurcan's cookery book, c1903. According to Mrs Maclurcan, it is 'a splendid dressing for potato salad'. I'm yet to work out what makes it 'Australian'.


Melt the butter in a saucepan until it is oily, add the flour and stir until smooth. Add a little milk, stirring as it boils up and is incorporated into the butter mixture. Add the other ingredients, and stir until it thickens like custard (ie, coats the back of a spoon). Cool and refrigerate.

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