Monday, May 31, 2010

CAULIFLOWER SOUP

1 medium-sized cauliflower, 1-1/2 pints of milk, 1 oz. of butter, 2 oz. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, pepper and salt to taste, a little nutmeg, and the juice of a lemon. Prepare the cauliflower by washing and breaking it into pieces, keeping the flowers whole, and boil in 1-1/2 pints of water, adding the butter, nutmeg, and seasoning. When the cauliflower is quite tender add the milk, boil it up, and thicken the soup with the wheatmeal, which should first be smoothed with a little cold water. Lastly, add the lemon juice, and serve the soup with sippets of toast.

CARROT SOUP

4 good-sized carrots, 1 small head of celery, 1 fair-sized onion, 1 turnip, 3 oz. of breadcrumbs, 1-1/2 oz. of butter, 1 blade of mace, pepper and salt to taste. Scrape and wash the vegetables, and cut them up small; set them over the fire with 3 pints of water, the butter, bread, and mace. Let all boil together, until the vegetables are quite tender, and then rub them through a sieve. Return the mixture to the saucepan, season with pepper and salt, and if too thick add water to the soup, which should be as thick as cream, boil the soup up, and serve.

CARROT SOUP

4 good-sized carrots, 1 head of celery, 1 onion, 3 oz. of Allinson wholemeal bread without crust, 1 oz. of butter, pepper and salt, and 1 blade of mace. Wash, scrape, and cut the carrots into dice. Prepare and cut up the onions and celery. Set the vegetables over the fire with 3 pints of water, adding the mace and seasoning. Let all cook until quite soft, which will probably be in 1-1/2 hours. If the carrots are old, they will take longer cooking. When the vegetables are tender, rub all through a sieve, return the soup to the saucepan, add the butter, allow it to boil up, and serve with sippets of toast.

CAPER SOUP

2 pints of water, 1 pint of milk, 1 large tablespoonful of capers, 1/2 lemon, 2 eggs, 1-1/2 oz. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1/2 oz. of butter, pepper and salt to taste. Boil the milk and water and butter, with seasoning to taste; thicken it with the wheatmeal rubbed smooth with a little milk. Chop up the capers, add them and let the soup cook gently for 10 minutes; take it off the fire, beat up the eggs and add them carefully, that they may not curdle; at the last add the juice of the half lemon, re-heat the soup without allowing it to boil, and serve.

CABBAGE SOUP (French)

1 medium-sized cabbage, 1 lb. of potatoes, 1 oz. of butter, 3 pints of milk and water equal parts, pepper and salt to taste, 1
dessertspoonful of finely chopped parsley, and 2 blades of mace, and 1 dessertspoonful of Allinson fine wheatmeal. Wash the cabbage and shred it finely, peel the potatoes and cut them into small dice; boil the vegetables in the milk and water until quite tender, adding the mace, butter, and seasoning. When quite soft, rub the wheatmeal smooth with a little water, let it simmer with the soup for 5 minutes, add the parsley, and serve.

CABBAGE SOUP

1 fair-sized cabbage, a large Spanish onion, 1-1/2 oz. of butter, pepper and salt to taste, 1/2 saltspoonful of nutmeg, 1-1/2 pints of milk, 2 tablespoonfuls of Allinson fine wheatmeal. After preparing and washing the cabbage, shred up very fine, chop up the onion, set these two in a saucepan over the fire with 1 quart of water, the butter and seasoning, and let all cook gently for 1 hour, or longer it the vegetables are not quite tender. Add the milk and thickening when the vegetables are thoroughly tender, and let all simmer gently for 10 minutes; serve with little squares of toasted or fried bread, or Allinson plain rusks.

BREAD SOUP

1/2 lb. of stale crusts of Allinson wholemeal bread, 4 onions, 2 turnips, 1 stick of celery, 1 oz. of butter, 1/2 oz. of finely chopped parsley, 8 pints of water, 1/2 pint of milk. Soak the crusts in the water for 2 hours before they are put over the fire. Cut up into small dice the vegetables; add them to the bread with the butter and pepper and salt to taste. Allow all to simmer gently for 1 hour, then rub the soup through a sieve, return it to the saucepan, add the milk and parsley, and, if the flavour is liked, a little grated nutmeg; boil the soup up and serve at once.

BARLEY SOUP

8 oz. of pearl barley, 2 onions, 4 potatoes, 1/2 a teaspoonful of thyme, 1 dessertspoonful of finely chopped parsley, 3-1/2 pints of water, 1/2 pint of milk, 1 oz. of butter. Pick and wash the barley, chop up the onions, slice the potatoes. Boil the whole gently for 4 hours with the water, adding the butter, thyme, pepper and salt to taste. When the barley is quite soft, add the milk and parsley, boil the soup up, and serve.

HARICOT SOUP

1 lb. of haricot beans, 1/2 lb. of onions, 1 lb. of turnips, 2 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, 1 teaspoonful of mixed herbs, 1/2 oz. of parsley, 1 oz. of butter, 2 quarts of water, pepper and salt to taste. Cut up the vegetables and set them to boil in the water with the haricot beans (which should have been steeped over night in cold water), adding the butter, herbs, and seasoning. Cook all very gently for 3-1/2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. When the beans are quite tender, rub the soup through a sieve, adding more water if needed; return it to the saucepan, add the parsley chopped up finely, boil it up and serve.

ARTICHOKE SOUP

1 lb. each of artichokes and potatoes, 1 Spanish onion, 1 oz. of butter, 1 pint of milk, and pepper and salt to taste. Peel, wash, and cut into dice the artichokes, potatoes, and onion. Cook them until tender in 1 quart of water with the butter and seasoning. When the vegetables are tender rub them through a sieve. Return the liquid to the saucepan, add the milk, and boil the soup up again. Add water if the soup is too thick. Serve with Allinson plain rusks, or small dice of bread fried crisp in butter or vege-butter.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

French Braised Sweetbread

Parboil the sweetbreads; drain. Put in the baking-pan with a piece of salt pork, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 bay-leaf and a sprig of thyme, all cut fine. Sprinkle with pepper, dredge with flour; add 1/2 cup of stock. Let cook in the oven until done. Serve with mushrooms.

Hungarian Spice Cakes

Sift 1 pound of flour; beat the yolks of 4 eggs with 1 pound of sugar; add 1/2 ounce cinnamon, 1/2 ounce of ginger, 1/4 teaspoonful of cloves, some grated lemon peel and a pinch of salt. Make all into a dough and roll into small cakes about an inch in diameter. Put on well-buttered baking-plates, sprinkled with flour, and bake in a moderate oven until a rich brown. Serve with wine.

German Bread Pudding

Crumb a stale loaf of bread to make 2 cupfuls and soak in 1 quart of milk. Beat the yolks of 4 eggs with 1 cup of powdered sugar; add the bread, a small cup of raisins and the grated peel of a lemon. Mix all well. Put in a well-buttered pudding-dish and bake until brown. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt, sugar and a little lemon-juice spread on the top. Let get light brown in the oven. Serve with wine sauce.

Irish Mutton Stew

Season mutton chops with salt and pepper; put a tablespoonful of hot drippings in a saucepan; add the chops, some sliced turnips, potatoes and onions, salt and pepper. Then cover with water and cook slowly until tender. Thicken the sauce with a little flour mixed with 1/2 cup of milk. Season to taste and serve very hot.

French Squirrel Fricassee

Cut the squirrels into pieces at the joints; sprinkle well with salt; let lay one hour; then sprinkle with pepper and lemon-juice. Put 2 large tablespoonfuls of dripping in a pan; when hot, lay in a squirrel with 1 sliced onion; cover and let brown. Then add 1 cup of tomato-sauce, some celery seed and chopped parsley and 1 cup of hot water. Let simmer until tender. Add 1/2 glass of sherry wine. Let get very hot and serve with French peas.

Italian Veal and Macaroni

Season tender veal cutlets with salt and red pepper and sauté in hot olive-oil; then cover and simmer until tender. Boil macaroni until tender; drain. Add the macaroni to the veal with 1 cup of stock, and 3 tablespoonfuls of chopped cheese. Let all simmer ten minutes. Put on a platter and cover with bread-crumbs fried in butter. Serve hot.

Vienna Baked Goose Breast

Take the breast of the goose and cut the meat from the bone; chop fine with some onion, 1 clove of garlic, parsley and a little thyme, salt, black pepper and paprica. Mix with 2 eggs and fine bread-crumbs. Put the chopped breast mixture back on the bone. Place in a baking-dish; pour over some dripping; sprinkle with flour and bake until brown. Serve with sour apple compote.

Hungarian Stewed Pigeons

Season the pigeons and stuff with chopped chicken. Let stew slowly with chopped onions, chives, celery and parsley; add salt and paprica to taste. Cook until tender. Serve hot with beet salad.

Italian Salad

Cut 1 pound of cooked veal in very small pieces; add 1 herring that has been soaked in milk, 3 cooked potatoes, 2 pickles, 3 boiled beets, 3 apples, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cooked carrot. Pour over a mayonnaise dressing and garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs, olives and capers.

French Stewed Rabbits

Skin and clean the rabbits; cut into pieces at the joints; season well. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of drippings in a stew-pan; add the rabbits, 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic sliced fine, 1 bay-leaf, 2 sprigs of parsley and thyme. Let all brown a few minutes; then add 1 cup of hot water and cook slowly until tender. Thicken the sauce with flour and butter; add a glass of claret; boil up and serve.

English Stuffed Duck

Clean and season the duck; then chop the giblets. Add 1 onion, some celery and parsley. Mix with 1 cup of bread-crumbs and a beaten egg. Season this highly and fill the duck. Put in the dripping-pan with some hot water, 1/2 glass of sherry and a lump of butter. Sprinkle with flour; bake until done. Serve with apple-sauce.

Jewish Boiled Fish

Clean and season a large fish with salt and pepper and let cook with 1 cup of vinegar, 1 large onion, 2 sprigs of parsley and 2 of thyme, 1 tablespoonful of butter, 1/2 cup of raisins, a few cloves, 1 lemon sliced and 1 teaspoonful of prepared mustard. Let cook until done. Remove the fish; add 2 large pickles chopped and 1/4 cup of sugar, and thicken with the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten. Serve hot or cold, garnished with parsley.

Venison a la Parisienne

Cut venison into pieces. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter; add 1 onion, 1 bay-leaf, 2 sprigs of parsley, and 2 of thyme, all chopped fine. Add the venison, salt and pepper. Let all fry a few minutes; then add 1 cup of consommé and let simmer until tender. Add 1/2 glass of sherry and 1/2 can of chopped mushrooms. Let all get very hot and serve with toasted croutons.

Hungarian Duck

Season and roast the duck; then cut into pieces for serving. Chop the giblets; add to the gravy in which the duck was roasted, with 1 glass of red wine, 1/4 teaspoonful of paprica, a pinch of cloves and the juice of a lemon. Let boil; add the sliced duck and let simmer until tender. Serve hot; garnish with fried croutons.

Russian Pickled Herring

Soak 1 dozen herring over night in water; then mash the milch and roes and mix with 4 tablespoonfuls of brown sugar. Put the herring in a large dish with 2 large onions sliced; make alternate layers of herring, onions and sliced lemon, 8 bay-leaves, a few cloves, whole peppers and some mustard seed. Pour over all some vinegar. Ready to serve in five hours. Will keep for one week. Serve with boiled potatoes.

French Stuffed Partridge

Clean, singe and draw young partridges. Season and stuff each bird with chopped oysters well seasoned, and sprinkle with parsley. Put a small piece of butter in each bird; place the birds in a baking-pan; cover with thin slices of bacon; add a little hot water and bake in a hot oven until done. Serve with toast.

German Stewed Fish

Clean the fish. Cut into large slices; salt well and sprinkle with black pepper and let stew with sliced onion, some celery and parsley. Add a few slices of lemon; let cook fifteen minutes to the pound; then mix 1 tablespoonful of flour with 2 tablespoonfuls of butter; add to the fish. Let cook five minutes more and serve hot or cold.

Hungarian Dumplings

Mix 2 eggs with 1 tablespoonful of water, a pinch of salt and enough sifted flour to make a stiff dough. Roll out on a well-floured baking-board as thin as possible. Cut into three-inch squares and fill with the following mixture: 1 cup of cottage cheese; mix with 1 tablespoonful of butter, 2 beaten eggs, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Fill the dumplings, press the edges well together. Boil some milk, seasoned with a pinch of salt and sugar to taste. Lay in the dumplings and boil until done. Serve with the sauce.

Russian Stuffed Tongue

Take fresh beef-tongue; make an incision with a sharp knife and fill with chopped onions, bread-crumbs, a lump of butter, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Sew up and let boil until nearly done. Remove the skin. Then stick cloves all over the tongue, and let cook until tender. Add 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar and 1 tablespoonful of butter. Serve, garnished with sliced beets, olives and sprigs of parsley.

Italian Macaroni

Boil macaroni in salted water until tender. Drain. Then heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter in a saucepan; add the macaroni, 1/2 cup of chopped boiled tongue, 1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms, 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Cover, let get very hot. Then mix a highly seasoned tomato-sauce with a small glass of wine; let boil up and pour over the macaroni. Serve hot with roast veal.

Venison a la Francaise

Season venison steaks with salt, pepper and lemon-juice. Put in a saucepan with 2 tablespoonfuls of hot butter. Add 1 onion, 2 bay-leaves, 1 clove of garlic and a sprig of parsley minced fine. Let brown; then add 1/2 can of mushrooms, some thyme chopped fine and a glass of claret. Cover and let simmer until tender. Serve with toasted croutons and currant jelly.

Jewish Stewed Cabbage

Shred a red cabbage very fine. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of drippings in a pan; add the cabbage; cover and let stew with 2 apples, and 1 onion chopped fine. Then brown 1 tablespoonful of flour in hot butter; add 1/2 cup of water mixed with vinegar. Season with salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Pour the sauce over the cabbage; let simmer ten minutes. Add 1/2 cup of red wine; let boil up and serve hot.

Bavarian Roast Turkey

Clean and season a fat turkey. Stuff with 3 raw potatoes, 2 apples and 1 onion grated. Mix with a lump of butter and 1 cup of bread-crumbs; add 1 egg. Season with sage, thyme, salt and pepper; then put in a dripping-pan. Pour in 1 cup of water and dredge with flour. Let bake in a hot oven until done.

English Cream Pudding

Line a well-buttered pudding-dish with a rich puff-paste and bake. Then beat 1 cup of butter with 1/2 pound of pulverized sugar. Add the grated rind and juice of a lemon and beat well with the yolks of 6 eggs; add the whites beaten to a froth. Fill the pudding-dish with the mixture and bake until done.

Irish Pancakes

Mix 1/2 pound of sifted flour with 2 beaten eggs, a pinch of salt, a pint of milk and 1/2 ounce of melted butter. Mix well to a smooth pancake batter and fry in hot lard to a delicate brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot.

English Dumplings

Beat 3 yolks of eggs with 1 tablespoonful of sugar; add 1/2 cup of finely chopped suet, 1/2 cup of currants, 1/2 teaspoonful of salt and a little nutmeg. Sift 1 cup of flour with 1 heaping teaspoonful of baking-powder; mix well with the beaten whites of the eggs. Make into dumplings the size of an egg; let steam. Serve hot with lemon sauce.

Egyptian Salad

Mix highly seasoned cold cooked rice with some grated onion, chopped parsley and chives; add 2 dozen fine cut French sardines. Put on crisp lettuce leaves in a salad bowl and cover with a mayonnaise dressing Garnish with thin shreds of red beets, and serve.

Chinese Salad

Mix 2 dozen cooked oysters with 3 truffles, and 2 cooked potatoes cut into shreds; season with salt and pepper. Add all kinds of chopped herbs, and moisten with white wine. Line the salad bowl with crisp lettuce leaves; fill with the mixture; sprinkle with finely chopped parsley. Pour over a mayonnaise dressing and garnish with
anchovy fillets.

Portugal Soup

Boil 2 pounds of beef and 2 pig's feet in 4 quarts of water; season with salt and pepper. Let boil well. Add 1 head of lettuce, 1/2 head of cabbage, a few thin slices of pumpkin, 2 carrots and 1 clove of garlic, all cut fine, and 1 herb bouquet. Let all cook until tender; then add 1/2 can of peas. Remove the meat; cut into thin slices; season, and serve with the soup.

Swedish Rice Pudding

Mix 3/4 cup of rice in 1 quart of milk; add 1 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoonful of vanilla. Pour into a pudding-dish. Put bits of butter over the top and let bake in a moderate oven until done. Serve cold.

English Plum Pudding

Soak 1 pound of stale bread in hot milk; then add 1/2 pound of sugar, 1 pound of seeded raisins, and 1 pound of currants all dredged with flour, 1/4 pound of chopped citron, 1 pound of finely chopped beef suet, 1 nutmeg grated, 1 tablespoonful of cinnamon, cloves and mace mixed together, a pinch of salt, 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of fine brandy. Mix with the yolks of 8 eggs and the whites beaten to a stiff froth. Pour the mixture into a wet cloth dredged with flour; tie well and let boil five hours. Serve with wine sauce.

Spanish Baked Fish

Season a pike; put in a baking-pan. Pour over two ounces of melted butter and 1 pint of sour cream; then let bake in a hot oven for twenty minutes. Sprinkle with bread-crumbs and grated cheese and let brown on top. Serve hot. Garnish with parsley.

Oriental Rabbit Pie

Clean and cut a rabbit into small pieces and let stew, well seasoned with salt and pepper and cayenne. Add 2 chopped cloves of garlic, 1 chopped green pepper, 1 Spanish onion sliced thin and 2 sliced tomatoes, a pinch of cloves and allspice. Then line a pie-dish with a puff paste; let bake and fill with the rabbit; add 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle with curry-powder. Cover with the paste; brush the top with a beaten egg and let bake until brown. Serve hot.

Swedish Salad

Cut cold cooked fish into small pieces and mix with chopped hard-boiled eggs, a few sliced olives, capers and gherkins. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Line the salad bowl with crisp lettuce leaves; add the salad and cover with a mayonnaise dressing. Garnish with aspic, cut into dice pieces and serve cold.

Milanese Vegetable Soup

Cut bacon and ham into small pieces; put in a saucepan with 1 tablespoonful of hot butter. Add all kinds of vegetables, cut into very small pieces and let fry a few minutes. Then fill the pan with 1 quart of beef stock; let all cook slowly for half an hour; add some boiled rice and 1 cup of tomato-sauce and cook until done. Serve hot.

Chicken a la Bechamel

Clean and season a fat hen. Put a few slices of chopped bacon in a saucepan; let get hot. Add the chicken with 1 carrot, 1 onion, 2 stalks of celery chopped fine, 1 herb bouquet, 1 bay leaf, a few cloves and allspice and 2 blades of mace, 2 sprigs of parsley and 1 cup of hot water. Let all stew until tender; then add some chopped mushrooms and pour over all 1 cup of hot rich cream.

Oysters a la Toulonaise

Drain large oysters; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Try out a few slices of bacon in a frying-pan; remove the bacon. Roll the oysters in fine bread-crumbs and sauté until brown on both sides. Place on hot buttered toast; sprinkle with lemon-juice and garnish with olives.

Vienna Roast Beef

Season a rib-roast of beef with salt, pepper and ginger and rub with vinegar. Put in the dripping-pan with 1 sliced onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery cut fine, 1 bay-leaf and a few cloves and peppercorns. Pour over 1 cup of stock and dredge with flour. Let bake in a quick oven; allow fifteen minutes to the pound. Serve with potato dumplings.

Belgian Broiled Quail

Select fat quails. Rub with salt, pepper and butter and tie a very thin strip of bacon around the body of each quail. Place on a broiler over a slow fire; let broil twenty minutes until done. Remove the bacon. Have ready buttered toast. Place the birds on the toast, pour over some melted butter, chopped parsley and lemon-juice. Serve hot.

French Venison Pie

Cut venison in very small pieces and stew, highly seasoned, until tender. Line a deep pie-dish with a rich pie-paste and bake. Then fill with the venison. Add a glass of port wine, a pinch of cloves and mace to the sauce and bits of butter rolled in flour. Pour the sauce over the venison and cover with the paste. Rub the top with a beaten egg and let bake until done.

Jewish Goose Greeben

Cut all the fat from the goose into small pieces and cook in a skillet with 1 cup of cold water. Let cook uncovered until the water has evaporated; then fry until brown. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.

Chicken Croquettes a la Reine

Chop cold cooked chicken with some mushrooms, parsley and thyme and season with salt, black pepper and cayenne. Add a tablespoonful of butter and 2 well-beaten eggs. Then form into croquettes. Dip in beaten egg and fine bread-crumbs and fry in deep hot lard to a golden brown. Make a cream sauce and serve with the croquettes. Garnish with parsley.

Bavarian Sauerkraut

Cook 2 pounds of fresh pork; season with salt and pepper; add 2 bay-leaves and a few cloves. When half done, add 1 quart of sauerkraut and let cook one hour. Add 1 cup of wine and 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar. Let all cook until tender. Serve with potato dumplings.

Vienna Dumplings

Mix 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of water, a pinch of salt and enough flour to make a stiff batter. Then drop by the tablespoonful into boiling salted water until they rise to the surface. Remove to a platter and fry some onions in hot butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour over the dumplings.

Polish Rice Pudding

Heat 1 quart of milk; add 1 cup of boiled rice, 3 ounces of seeded raisins and 2 ounces of currants. Let cook ten minutes. Then add the grated peel of a lemon, 1/4 of a grated nutmeg and the yolks of 6 eggs well beaten with 1 cup of sugar. Mix thoroughly and pour into a well-buttered pudding-dish; let bake until done. Then beat the whites to a stiff froth with 3 tablespoonfuls of pulverized sugar; flavor with vanilla. Spread on the pudding and let brown slightly in a hot oven. Serve with lemon sauce.

Jewish Stewed Goose

Clean and cut a fat goose into pieces; season with salt, pepper and ginger. Put in a stew-pan with 1 sliced onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 bay-leaf, thyme and a few peppercorns; add the juice of a lemon. Cover with hot water and let cook until tender. Thicken with flour and serve hot with apple-sauce.

Halibut a la Toulonaise

Slice the fish; season highly with salt, pepper, cloves, lemon-juice and parsley. Then roll in flour and fry in hot olive-oil until brown. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. Serve with a lettuce salad with French dressing.

Spanish Codfish

Parboil 1 cup of shredded codfish; heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter; add 1 chopped onion and 2 cups of tomatoes; let fry. Add 1 tablespoonful of flour; stir until thickened. Then add 1 cup of water, pepper and chopped parsley; let boil well; add the codfish. Let simmer one-half hour. Serve on buttered toast.

Belgian Sweet Potato Purée

Boil 4 sweet potatoes until soft. Mash until smooth with 1 tablespoonful of butter, 2 beaten eggs, 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoonful of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of milk. Beat well. Put in a buttered pudding-dish; pour over some melted butter; let bake until brown. Serve hot with broiled steak.

Polish Poached Eggs

Boil 1/2 cup of vinegar with one cup of water and break in fresh eggs one at a time and poach them. Remove to a platter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then add 1 tablespoonful of butter and 1 tablespoonful of sugar to the sauce; let boil up and pour over the eggs. Serve on buttered toast.

Dutch Rice Pudding

Mix 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of milk; add 1 tablespoonful of butter, the yolks of 4 eggs, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 cup of sugar and nutmeg to taste, 1/2 cup of chopped raisins, 1/2 cup of nuts and the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Bake in a well-buttered pudding-dish until done. Serve cold.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

English Layer Cake

Bake 3 layers of sponge-cake; then mix some jelly with wine and spread between the layers and over the top and sides. Cover with a rich chocolate icing, flavored with vanilla.

German Spiced Rabbit

Clean and cut the rabbit into pieces; sprinkle with salt, ginger, black pepper and paprica and pour over some vinegar. Heat 1 tablespoonful of dripping; add the slices of rabbit and 1 sliced onion, 2 bay-leaves, a few peppercorns, 2 sprigs of parsley, thyme and a little mace. Cover with hot water and let stew slowly until tender. Thicken the sauce with butter mixed with flour. Let cook and serve hot with apple compote.

Spanish Fried Fish

Season and slice red fish; roll in flour and fry until brown. Then heat 1 tablespoonful of butter; add 1 chopped onion and 1 cup of tomatoes; let fry; add 1 tablespoonful of flour and 1 cup of water; also some parsley, salt, pepper and 1 bay-leaf chopped fine. Let all cook; then add the slices of fried fish. Let all get very hot and serve with boiled rice.

Swedish Cabbage

Shred a cabbage very thin; sprinkle with salt and cook in as little water as possible until tender. Then add some milk and let boil. Add a tablespoonful of butter mixed with flour, some mace and white pepper to taste. Let boil up and serve hot.

Hungarian Stuffed Goose Neck

Remove the skin from the neck of a fat goose and stuff with some soaked bread, fried with 1 small chopped onion in a tablespoonful of goose-dripping. Add chopped parsley, salt, paprica and ginger and mix with 1 egg. Lay in a baking-pan with a little hot water and bake until brown. Serve hot with red cabbage cooked with wine.

English Pigeon Pie

Clean and season some young pigeons. Stuff each with chopped oysters and bits of butter and let stew until tender with 1 onion, 2 sprigs of parsley and 1 bay-leaf. Then line a deep pie-dish with a rich paste; let bake and fill with the stuffed pigeons. Add the sauce; cover with the paste and let bake until brown. Serve hot.

Spanish Tongue

Boil a beef tongue until tender; take off the outer skin. Then rub with butter and the beaten yolk of an egg; put in a baking-dish. Add 1/2 cup of the water in which the tongue was cooked, 1/2 glass of wine and 1/2 can of mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and let bake until brown. Serve garnished with the mushrooms.

Hindu Venison

Cook some venison, well seasoned, until tender and slice thin. Peel and slice 2 apples and 1 Spanish onion; season and fry until a light brown. Add 1 cooked carrot sliced thin, some savory herbs, and 1 cup of mutton broth; cover and let cook fifteen minutes. Then mix 1/2 ounce of butter with 1/2 tablespoonful of curry-powder and 1 tablespoonful of lemon-juice; add to the sauce with the sliced venison; cover and let simmer ten minutes; then add 1 tablespoonful of currant jelly. Let get very hot and serve, garnished with fried croutons and sliced lemon.

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