Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sauce Superbe

1 large turnip. 1 large carrot. 1 large onion. 1 large tomato. 1 small stick of celery. 1 teaspoon salt. 2 tablespoons pearl barley. 2 ounces butter. 1½ pints water. { 12 peppercorns. { 2 cloves. { A very little each of mace and cinnamon, tied in muslin.

Slice the vegetables, except the tomato, and fry in the butter until a nice brown; place in a stewpan together with the water, barley, salt and flavourings, and boil three-quarters of an hour. Add tomato sliced, simmer half an hour, stirring frequently, and strain. If required for masking, thicken with one ounce each of brown flour and butter.

Note.--The vegetables and barley may be served as a stew, or used in various ways.

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