Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes/Soups/Baltimore Oyster Stew

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BALTIMORE OYSTER STEW

25 oysters,
1 teaspoonful of flour,
1 quart of milk,
Butter,
Salt.

Take tweny-five oysters, with their liquor and put these into an agate dish on the stove with salt to taste, in a pint of cold water. Boil five minutes. Stir into this one heaping teaspoonful of flour, which has been wet with two tablespoonsful of cold water. Add one quart of milk. Let it come to a boil, but be sure not to have it boil. Remove from the fire, and add a piece of butter the size of an egg. This is sufficient for eight people.