Monday, June 1, 2009
Season 4 pounds of lamb with salt, pepper and lemon-juice; put in the dripping-pan with 2 small chopped onions, 1 bay-leaf, 2 sprigs of parsley and thyme; then pour over 1/2 cup of butter and dredge with flour. Add a cup of hot water and the juice of a lemon. Let bake in a hot oven until done. Serve with French peas.
Beat 3 eggs with 2 tablespoonfuls of water; add a pinch of salt and enough flour to make a stiff dough work well. Then roll out as thin as paper; fold the dough and cut into round pieces; fry in deep hot lard to a golden brown. Serve hot with stewed chicken.
Mix 1 cup of cottage cheese with 1 tablespoonful of cream, 1 tablespoonful of flour, 1 tablespoonful of butter, 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar, the yolks of 3 eggs, and a pinch of salt and cinnamon. Mix all together with the whites beaten stiff; then line muffin-rings with a rich pastry-dough; fill with the cheese and bake in a moderate oven until brown.
Clean and split a fish open down the back; remove the backbone; sprinkle with salt and pepper; put in a baking-dish, flesh side up. Put flakes of butter on top; sprinkle with a little flour; moisten with cream. Bake in a hot oven until brown. Pour over a Hollandaise sauce and serve hot.
Make a stiff noodle-dough; roll out very thin and cut into ribbons half an inch wide. Let them dry and boil in salted water; drain in a colander. Fry some sliced onions in butter until soft; add the noodles. Stir and serve hot with stewed chicken.
Clean and season 2 spring chickens. Put them in a saucepan with 3 tablespoonfuls of butter; cover and let simmer until brown. Add 1/2 can of mushrooms, chopped parsley, and 1 glass of wine; let all cook until done. Put on a platter and pour over 1 cup of hot cream. Serve, garnished with croutons.
Chop cooked veal to a fine mince; butter a baking-dish and put alternate layers of veal, rice and tomato-sauce until dish is full. Cover over with fine bread-crumbs; pour over some melted butter and let bake in the oven until brown. Serve with French peas.
Put a large cupful of water in a saucepan; add 2 ounces of butter, 1/4 teaspoonful of salt, 1 tablespoonful of pulverized sugar. While boiling, stir in sifted flour until stiff and smooth. Remove from the stove and stir in the yolks of 4 eggs, one at a time, and the beaten whites; then fry by the teaspoonful in boiling lard until browned. Serve with a caramel sauce.
Boil 1 pint of raspberries and 1 pint of red currants in 2 cups of water until soft; add 3 cups of sugar, some cinnamon, 1 cup of pounded almonds and 1 tablespoonful of chopped citron. Let cook and mash until smooth; then thicken with a little cornstarch. Remove from the fire and pour into a mold. When cold, serve with whipped cream.