1 quart of stock ¼lb of kidney ¼lb of mushrooms 1oz butter 1tablespoonful browning
Cut the kidney into small pieces, mix a good sprinkling of salt and pepper into a dessertspoonful of flour and roll the pieces of kidney into this. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Peel and cut the mushrooms into small pieces, and fry in the butter for 5 minutes. Add the kidney and the stock and gently simmer for 2 hours. Stir in the browning and thicken with flour.
Old Yorkshire Squab Pie
2 pork chops 1lb apples 2 onions 3 medium sized potatoes 1 gill of water salt and pepper 1 teaspoonful dried sage 1oz sultanas
Peel the apples, onions, and potatoes, and slice them thinly. Lay half the onions in a pie dish with some slices of apple, and a little potato over them and sprinkle the vegetables with sage, salt, pepper, and a few sultanas. Put in the chops and the rest of the sage and sultanas, also the onions and apples. Fill the pie dish half full of cold water, arrange the slices of potato neatly on top, and twist a piece of greased paper over the edge of the dish. Bake in moderate oven for 1hour 45 minutes.
Hedgehogs On The Lawn
Make a stiff custard and pour it into a glass dish and let it get cold. Cover this evenly with chopped pistachio nuts to resemble the lawn. Boil some good cooking apples to a mash, strain off all the liquor. Whip the whites of two eggs to a stiff froth, add the apples, slowly whipping all the time. Form into balls, and place on top of the lawn. Roast some blanched almonds till brown; cut these into spikes, and stick them all over the apple balls.
Take a large bunch of nettles, and after washing well boil in four quarts of water and place in a very large bowl.
4oz root ginger (well bruised) 2oz cream of tartar 6 lemons thinly sliced ½ lb black treacle 3lb lump sugar 2oz yeast
Pour the well-boiled nettle juice on to the other ingredients, Add four gallons of lukewarm water, then add 2oz yeast broken into small pieces. Leave overnight, then bottle and cork tightly.