Modern household cookery, by a lady [S.J. Hale].


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Side 373 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Side 315 - Infant. — Take of fresh cow's milk, one tablespoonful, and mix with two table-spoonfuls of hot water ; sweeten with loaf sugar, as much as may be agreeable. This quantity is sufficient for once feeding a new-born infant ; and the same quantity may be given every two or three hours, not oftener — till the mother's breast affords the natural nourishment.
Side 326 - To effect this, which is essential, either a heavy board or a flat stone must be laid upon the meat. The same pickle may be used repeatedly, provided it be boiled up occasionally with additional Salt to restore its strength, diminished by the combination of part of the Salt with the meat, and by the dilution of the pickle by the juices of the meat extracted. By boiling, the Albumen, which would cause the pickle to spoil, is coagulated, and rises in the form of scum, which must be carefully removed.
Side 172 - ... body may easily be separated from the flesh and taken out entire : only the neck-bones and merrythought will then remain to be removed. The bird thus prepared may either be restored to its original form, by filling the legs and wings with forcemeat, and the body with the livers of two or three fowls...
Side 299 - ... half a pint twice a day, warming with it a little new milk. Isinglass. — Boil one ounce of isinglass shavings, forty Jamaica peppers, and a bit of brown crust of bread, in a quart of water, to a pint, and strain it. This makes a pleasant jelly to keep in the house ; of which a large spoonful may be taken in wine and water, milk, tea, soup, or any way most agreeable.
Side 309 - Toast and Water. Toast slowly a thin piece of bread till extremely brown and hard, but not the least black ; then plunge it into a jug of cold water, and cover it over an hour before used. This is of particular use in weak bowels. It should be of a fine brown colour before drinking it.
Side 97 - The eatable mushrooms first appear very small, and of a round form, on a little stalk. They grow very fast, and the upper part and stalk are white. As the size increases, the under part gradually opens, and shows a fringed fur of a very fine salmon-colour; which continues more or less till the mushroom has gained some size, and then turns to a dark brown.
Side 57 - No. 2,) be used instead of Beef gravy, this will be one of the most relishing Maigre dishes we know. Obs. — To kill Eels instantly, without the horrid torture of cutting and skinning them alive, pierce the spinal marrow, close to the back part of the skull, with a sharp pointed skewer: if this be done in the right place, all motion will instantly cease.
Side 128 - Roll them up tight, about the size of two fingers, but not more than two or three inches long ; put a very small skewer to fasten each firmly; rub egg over; fry them of a fine brown, and pour a rich brown gravy over. To Dress Collops Quick. — Cut them as thin as paper with a very sharp knife, and in small bits. Throw the skin, and any odd bits of the veal, into a little water, with a dust of pepper and salt ; set them on the fire while you beat the collops ; and dip them into a seasoning of herbs,...
Side 254 - Mix a quarter of a pound of flour, one ounce of fresh butter, and a little cold water ; rub it well between the board and your hand till it begins to string ; cut it into small pieces, roll it out, and draw it into fine strings ; then lay them in any way you please across your tartlets, and bake immediately.

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