Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Season a leg of mutton well with salt and pepper. Dredge with flour and let bake in a hot oven until nearly done. Then add some boiled turnips cut in quarters; sprinkle with pepper and flour; let bake until browned. Serve the mutton on a platter with the turnips.
Clean and parboil 2 rabbits; then cut into pieces. Sprinkle with flour and fry in hot lard. Remove the rabbits. Add chopped tomato and onion to the sauce; mix with flour; let fry; add the sauce in which the rabbit was cooked, some lemon-juice, 1/2 teaspoonful of red pepper, parsley and salt to taste. Cook ten minutes; then add the rabbit and simmer five minutes. Serve hot with boiled rice.
Season veal chops with salt and pepper and let fry a few minutes in hot dripping. Remove the chops and cover with a mixture of bacon, liver, onions and parsley minced fine and well seasoned. Then let bake in the oven with 1 cup of beef broth. Baste often and serve very hot.
Chop the white meat of cooked chicken and turkey very fine and mix with 3 chopped truffles and some chopped parsley. Season with the grated peel of 1/2 lemon, a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste, and moisten with cream. Make a puff-paste and roll out very thin. Cut into squares and fill with a tablespoonful of the mixture. Press the ends together and fry in deep hot lard until a light brown. Drain and serve very hot with tomato-sauce.
Clean and cut the duck into pieces and season with salt and pepper; then cut 1/2 pound of bacon into dice pieces and put in a large saucepan with 1 onion and 2 carrots. Cut fine 1 herb bouquet, a few cloves and a few peppercorns; add the duck. Let all cook slowly with 1 cup of stock until tender; then add 1 cup of red wine. Thicken the sauce with flour, boil and serve hot.
Chop a cabbage with 1 large onion and 2 stalks of celery and 2 peppers; season well with salt and sprinkle with pepper. Heat some vinegar; add a teaspoonful of prepared mustard. Then beat the yolks of 2 eggs with a tablespoonful of sugar; add the hot vinegar slowly to the beaten eggs and mix with the cabbage. Serve cold.
Blanch 1/4 pound of almonds and pound in a mortar. Then beat 4 eggs with 1/2 cup of sugar. Add 1 teaspoonful of brandy and a teaspoonful of wine and lemon-juice; add 4 lady fingers crumbled up fine. Beat all together with the nuts; put in a well-buttered pudding-dish and bake.
Mix 1 pint of flour with 1/2 cup of water, 4 ounces of butter, 3 eggs and a pinch of salt to a stiff dough; then roll out as thin as possible. Pour over some melted butter; cover with chopped apples and raisins. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Make a large roll; bake in a buttered baking-pan with flakes of butter on top until brown.